In a sea of GPS tracking devices for both humans and animals alike, Iota is making strides to set itself apart. Iota doesn’t run over a normal cell network and instead asks users to create the tracking network using an in-home hub device. Which, the company claims, will help people find their missing stuff (or pets) at a longer distance and lower cost.
The GPS tracking device offers Bluetooth connectivity, can track items miles away, and gets within 30 feet of the item’s position. Users can also set geofences for items or track tagged items on a map.
Additionally, the GPS tracker boasts movement detection, an on-demand alarm, and temperature sensor. It’s also waterproof and has a rechargeable battery that can go months without needing a charge.
Iota raised $350,000 last year to develop the tech and currently is running a Kickstarter campaign for the last mile of funding. The device will hit the U.S. market in early 2015.