Trax Play and Trax G+ are real-time GPS tracking devices. Trax uses GPS technology to calculate its location, the location data is sent to our servers via cellular networks. This is why Trax has a built-in SIM card which requires a mobile data plan to enable it to connect to various mobile networks.
Devices such as TrackR and Tile are Bluetooth trackers. They use Bluetooth technology to connect items to a mobile phone app. Once the item is outside of Bluetooth range of a user’s phone, the mobile app may alert the user or record a last seen location, but is no longer able to find and/or pinpoint the real-time location of the item.
The current maximum Bluetooth range is 100m for Class 1 devices, but most Bluetooth trackers on the market guarantee up to 100 ft. or 30 meters (clear sight). When obstacles – such as walls or furniture – are present, this range is diminished.
With Trax there is no maximum range. You could be in a different country than your Trax and you would still be able to see its location on your app.