Trakdot Luggage Tracker: Keep Track of Your luggage while traveling by air.
GSM based technology to track your luggage
Trakdot™ devices employs newly patented micro-electronics and ground-based cellular telephone technologies to track and report its position on the ground even while inside metal containers, such as cars, hardened suitcases, and parked aircraft.
Trakdot™ is FCC approved
Trakdot’s artificial intelligence shuts off its transmit-and-receive capability and enters "airplane mode" by employing solid-state accelerometer technologies that sense the sustained acceleration of an airplane during taxi and/or the approximate first third of takeoff roll. Trakdot™ is in airplane mode or "sleep mode" well before the aircraft is airborne.
The same accelerometer technologies used to put Trakdot™ in sleep mode before aircraft flight, also sense the sustained deceleration of the aircraft as the pilot uses brakes and thrust reversers on the ground to rapidly slow the aircraft after it touches-down.
When Trakdot™ is "re-awakened" on the ground, it finds and employs the local cellular network to contact the Trakdot™ owner and report its position. A sample SMS Text Message to the owner would be: Your Trakdot [ ID ] is in Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Did Trakdot go Bankrupt?
I purchased 6 units in 2014 and they worked as well as could be expected for new technology right up through Summer 2016. Now, all of a sudden the App does not work...as others have said can't get past login screen. My push notifications at both departure and arrival airports are non-existent where they used to be instantaneous. I do still get email notifications but they dont appear until 4-5 hours after I have left the airport...with my bags. Not very comforting when your first email upon arrival at your destination is from your departure airport. Did your bags even make it to the airplane or are they still sitting on the tarmac? I dont know what happened in the last 6 months but I am beginning to believe that they got my money and the CEO is flying away to the French Riviera. If i am lucky maybe his bags will be lost.
Vapor ware from a vapor company
The network seems to be not functional anymore. Go to the website, and there are broken links. The location on the TrakDot, though showing green hasn't updated the location since beginning of 2016. Not sure when the service was shut off. Unfortunately I bought into this scheme full force, with 3 trackers and lifetime subscriptions. Reliability has been decent in the past, but the onetime I had a suitcase lost for 1 week, the tracker of course didn't work and was no help. The App needs a serious overhaul as others have mentioned. It is buggy. Very disappointed
App working again
The app is up and working again and even when it was down the tracking could always be accessed through the web site (on a smart phone). I've had two units for a number of years and rarely have have they missed a location (signal blocked?). I was able to track delayed baggage even as it was delivered to my home. I don't know of any better affordable system.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.