Apple Airtag Review

If you are someone with a very busy lifestyle and have a knack for forgetting where you have kept your day-to-day stuff, then Apple’s new AirTag is the solution to your problem. With its super cool technology, Apple’s Airtag will help your things find you when you can’t find them. Let’s see how this AirTag is the one device that has got your back.

Key Specifications


  • Price for one AirTag: Rs.3,190
  • Price for four AirTags: Rs.10,900
  • Release Date: Launched on April 30 in India
  • A small, button-shaped tracking device
  • Front: Glossy White
  • Batteries: CR2032
  • Diameter: 1.26 inches
  • Height: 0.31 inches or 8mm
  • Weight : 0.39 ounces (11 grams)
  • AirTags Engraving: Each AirTag can be engraved with up to four letters or emoji characters
  • Management: AirTags are added and managed in the ‌Find My‌ app under the "Items" tab that Apple introduced in iOS 14.3
  • Connection: AirTags connect to your iOS and macOS devices over Bluetooth
  • U1 chip to detect the precise location of things
  • Built-in speakers to play a sound to find a lost AirTag
  • No need to charge
  • Range: Around 100 meters
  • Features an IP67 water and dust resistance rating
  • AirTags Ownership Limits: Each Apple ID can be associated with up to 16 AirTags, so you can keep track of 16 items at one time

Design


With a diameter of 31.9mm, a thickness of 8mm, and a weight of 11g, Apple’s new AirTag looks like a gaming counter. The front of the AirTag is glossed white and fuss-free - although you can opt for it to be engraved with up to four characters or an emoji to make it more personal. The back of the device has the Apple logo and key messaging like "Designed by Apple in California".

A fast anti-clockwise twist with your thumbs placed smoothly on the back of the device removes the metal backplate and allows you to replace the CR2032 coin cell battery that powers the device. This coin cell battery is said to last for up to a year. The device is water- and dust-resistant. It is IP67 rated and thus can be submerged in a tub of water for half an hour with no problems. The device has been built excellently. AirTag is not only small but also comes with some nice touches. The metal backplate is beheld by metal prongs, that are less prone to snapping. The built-in speakers in the device sound louder than you might expect because of a design that doubles itself as an acoustic chamber. Airtag uses a replaceable CR2032 battery that lasts about a year before you need to get it replaced. Also, swapping the batteries is quite an easy process, you can just press and twist on the back panel of the AirTag to pop it off. AirTag is an easy way to keep track of your stuff. You can attach one to your keys, slip another one in your backpack and you can find them on your radar in the Find My app. AirTag has your back always.

Features


Apple’s new AirTag is a disc-shaped tracking gadget that can be attached to items like house keys to help you find them. It is one of the first consumer electronics to support a new wireless technology called ultrawideband. Using this Ultrawideband technology, your iPhone can sense whether an AirTag is an inch or dozens of feet away from it. It lets you detect precise proximity between objects. This technology is so precise that its app even shows an arrow pointing you in the direction of the AirTag. AirTags are added and managed in the Find My app under the "Items" tab that Apple introduced in iOS 14.3. Each AirTag is visible on a map in the Find My app which enables it to see its location. You can connect your AirTags to your iOS and macOS devices with the help of Bluetooth. There is a U1 chip embedded in each AirTag which enables you to see its precise location indoors or out if it's nearby or its last known location. If accidentally you lose your AirTag in the house, the built-in speakers in the AirTag are designed to play a sound that will help you find your lost AirTag.You can either play a sound through the Find My app or ask Siri to find an AirTag with a sound. If your AirTag is lost or stolen, the Find My network will help you find it. The Find My Network uses hundreds of millions of iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices to help you locate your AirTag.

In Lost Mode, the AirTag automatically sends out a notification when someone detects it in the Find My network. There is also a feature to add your contact info so someone who finds your item can get in touch with you through it. The U1 chip iPhones i.e, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 models, can take advantage of the Precision Finding feature of the AirTag. This feature lets you see specific instructions on how to get to your lost AirTag. Precision finding combines AR, sound, and haptic feedback to help you out. If you come across a lost AirTag, you can scan it with any smartphone that's equipped with NFC to bring up the contact information. This feature works not only on iPhones but also on Android devices. If you think, charging is going to be an issue with the new AirTag then you are highly mistaken because there is no need or way to charge an AirTag because Apple has designed them with user-replaceable CR2032 batteries. Apple has not yet given the details about the range of the AirTag, but the maximum Bluetooth range is around 100 meters, so according to us, an AirTag should be trackable at least to that distance. The AirTag features IP67 water and dust resistance rating and thus it can withstand immersion in water up to one meter (3.3 feet) for 30 minutes in laboratory conditions. The AirTag can hold up well to liquid exposure from rain or accidental spills which is one of the coolest features.

With one Apple ID, you can keep a track of 16 items at one time because each Apple ID can be associated with up to 16 AirTags.
In case you decide to share an item with an AirTag on it with a friend or even someone who isn’t close enough to you, you can disable safety alerts if they are someone you trust. However, AirTag’s Precision Finding Feature doesn’t work in certain countries like Russia, Indonesia, and Argentina. The complete list is available in the AirTags travel guide.

Also, Apple has designed AirTag to track items, and thus you cannot track your pets or children with it.

Setup


Just like AirPods, an AirTag can be set up with a one-tap gesture after it's unboxed. Each AirTag can be customized with a name and an item description.

Privacy and Security


Apple’s AirTag ensures your privacy and security at each step. Each AirTag you own is linked to your Apple ID and no one else can track it. The AirTag does not store your location data and location history. The devices that scan the location of a lost AirTag also stay anonymous and location data is encrypted every step of the way. Apple has built-in security restrictions that are designed to prevent an AirTag from being used for unwanted and secretive tracking purposes. You don't need to worry about friends or family members with nearby AirTags because AirTag detected alerts are only triggered when an AirTag is separated from its owner. An AirTag away from its owner for three days plays a sound each time it's moved and alerts you of its presence.

Final Opinion


Apple’s AirTag gifts an incredible new capability to iPhone users by leveraging the vast Find My network which shall help them keep track of and find the important items in their lives. With its design, unparalleled finding experience, and built-in privacy and security features, AirTag provides customers with another way to leverage the power of the Apple ecosystem and enhance the versatility of the iPhone. AirTag is available in a pack of one and four and costs Rs.3,190 and Rs.10,900, respectively, from apple.com, in the Apple Store app, at Apple Store locations, and through Apple Authorized Resellers from Friday, April 30.

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