Bluetooth trackers have been on the market for more than a decade, serving as personal spies for your keys, wallet, backpacks, and other belongings. They’re exceptionally easy to set up and even easier to use.
The question is: Which Bluetooth tracker should you buy? With dozens of brands, sizes, and price points available on store shelves, finding the ideal tracker requires a bit of…information tracking. Fortunately, ZDNet’s team of subject matter experts have tested, reviewed, and compared the very best Bluetooth-enabled offerings on the market, and assembled the top picks below.
Apple AirTag Best for Apple users Jack Skeens/Shutterstock
The Apple AirTag hit the market in 2021 and has kept its foot on the pedal since. The coin-sized tracker only works with Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, and does so seamlessly and effectively. By making use of its built-in U1 ultra-wideband chip (for Precision Finding) and Apple’s extensive Find My network, the AirTag can track down keys, wallets, bags, and anything else the trinket can fit into.
The AirTag’s battery is rated to last one year and