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Top 10 Bluetooth key finder in comparison
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Keys disappear in the most miraculous ways. A key finder with Bluetooth helps here. We present you the top ten key finders.

Table of contents Table of contents A comparison of the top 10 Bluetooth key finders

  • This is how a key finder with Bluetooth works
  • Other uses
  • Top 10 at a glance
  • The ten best key finders in comparison
  • Conclusion

Table of contents Table of contents A comparison of the top 10 Bluetooth key finders

  • This is how a key finder with Bluetooth works
  • Other uses
  • Top 10 at a glance
  • The ten best key finders in comparison
  • Conclusion

This is how a key finder with Bluetooth works

The so-called “key finders” help to find misplaced things, such as a keychain or wallet. The tested models work reliably as soon as a Bluetooth connection is established between the tracker and the smartphone.

Some models also offer a practical additional function: bidirectional search. If you press a button on the key finder, the alarm goes off on the smartphone. This is particularly useful if you like to move your own smartphone.

Another nice tool is a tracker app with which GPS data can be called up. If the key is outside the Bluetooth range, you can find out where it is based on the recorded data. The only drawback: the tracker app puts a lot of strain on the smartphone's battery.

This GPS function is officially called "crowd search". As soon as the key finder is within range of any smartphone with an installed tracker app, the position is transferred to the manufacturer's server and saved. So if someone happens to pass your key, you could see the location. This may not be very likely in rural areas, but in big cities, tracker apps are becoming more common.

Tip: Not every manufacturer uses the same crowd search app.

Anyone who has concerns about data protection should rather do without the GPS tracker function and crowd search. In most cases, the manufacturers' servers are not located in Germany.

Key Finders can do even more

A Bluetooth key finder is also great for attaching it to other things. For example:

  • Backpacks and bags
  • Cameras and remote controls
  • Laptops and ID cards
  • Satchels and collars

The key finder is available as a pendant or to stick on. With some key finders, the tracker can trigger the smartphone camera, start a voice recording or provide visual support with blinking or illuminated LEDs. Some key finders even emit an alarm tone if the Bluetooth range between transmitter and receiver is reduced.

If you want to do something good for the environment, you should also make sure to buy a model with a replaceable or - even better - rechargeable battery. This protects the environment and your wallet. The models that we present to you all have this possibility.

The top 10 Bluetooth key finders at a glance

Model/

Functions

TrackR Bravo

Gigaset keeper

Orbit card

Nonda iHere 3.0

Bluetooth

Range

30 meters

35 meters

30 meters

40 meters

Alarm function

volume

Sound / LED

volume

Fastening

possibility

Trailer / gluing

pendant

-

pendant

particularities

-

Alarm at

Muting

of the smartphone

possible

Credit card

size, for wallet

never suitable

Micro USB slot, Voice recorder

possible

battery

Interchangeable, about 12 months

running time

Interchangeable, about 6 months

running time

Rechargeable, about 3 months

running time

Recharge

cash, approximately 3

Months running

time

Map view

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alarm at

Range

transgression

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reverse search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crowd search

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Photo-

Release function

via smartphone

No

No

Yes

Yes

Water splash

protection

Yes

Yes

No

No

LED

No

No

No

Yes

Compatible with

Android, iOS

Android, iOS

Android, iOS

Android, iOS

Available on

Amazon

Amazon

Amazon

Amazon

Price

about 17 euros

about 20 euros

about 38 euros

about 35 euros

Model/

Functions

Musegear Finder 2

Tile Pro

Orbit key

Bluetooth

Range

50 meters

90 meters

30 meters

Alarm function

Sound / LED

volume

volume

Fastening

possibility

Trailer / gluing

pendant

pendant

particularities

Zone definition

Various

Alarm melodies

Low battery warning

via app

battery

Interchangeable, about 6 months

Battery life

Interchangeable, about 12 months

Battery life

Interchangeable, about 6 months

running time

Map view

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alarm at

Range

transgression

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reverse search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crowd search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Photo-

Release function

via smartphone

Yes

No

Only via an extra app

Water splash

protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

LED

Yes

No

No

Compatible with

Android, iOS

Android, iOS

Android, iOS

Available on

Amazon

Amazon

Amazon

Price

about 25 euros

about 30 euros

about 30 euros

Model/

Functions

Chipolo Classic

Terratec Protect

mobile

Gigaset G-Tag

Bluetooth

Range

60 meters

40 meters

35 meters

Alarm function

volume

volume

volume

Fastening

possibility

pendant

pendant

pendant

particularities

-

-

-

battery

Interchangeable, about 6 months

Battery life

Interchangeable, about 6 months

Battery life

Interchangeable, about 6 months

running time

Map view

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alarm at

Range

transgression

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reverse search

Yes

Yes

No

Crowd search

Yes

No

No

Photo-

Release function

via smartphone

No

Yes

No

Water splash

protection

No

No

Yes

LED

No

No

No

Compatible with

Android, iOS

Officially only iOS, Android works

but also

Android, iOS

Available on

Amazon

Amazon

Amazon

Price

about 25 euros

about 15 euros

about 15 euros

The ten best key finders in comparison

1. Finder 2 from Musegear

The Finder 2 from Musegear costs just under 25 euros and is equipped with useful additional functions such as a range alarm and LED display. It weighs less than 8 grams and is the lightest model in our comparison. The duration of the replaceable battery is specified by the manufacturer as about 6 months.

Finder 2 highlights:

  • high range of 50 meters
  • very high volume of the key alarm
  • Range alarm
  • Define "safe" zones
  • Crowd search possible
  • LED

In particular, the LED display proves to be practical, because in this way the key fob can be found even without a loud sound. For example, in safe zones, such as in the office, where the range alarm can be completely switched off. The only downside: the plastic casing of the key finder looks well made in the test, but is not particularly stable. If the pressure is too tight, long-term testers report breaks.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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2. Tile Pro

The Tile Pro costs almost 30 euros and has the highest range of the trackers in comparison (90 meters!). At 12 months, the battery life is twice as long as with most key finders.

Tile Pro highlights:

  • high range of 90 meters
  • loud alarm
  • long battery life
  • Range alarm
  • Crowd search possible

Overall, the equipment of the Tile Pro leaves nothing to be desired. We also really like the possibility of changing the alarm tone.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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3. Orbit key

The Orbit Key Key Finder is currently available for just under 30 euros. While a new battery always has to be used in the models presented so far, this Keyfinder can be recharged at any time. A real plus.

Highlights of the Orbit Key:

  • flat housing
  • Range alarm
  • Crowd search possible
  • rechargeable battery

Despite the great advantage of the possible battery charge, there are a few things to complain about in the Orbit Key test. Its range is only 30 meters, the alarm sound is relatively quiet. Triggering the camera does not work with the standard app, but must be carried out via a separate app. Unfortunately, the good concept is not yet fully developed.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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4. Chipolo Classic

The Chipolo Classic is available for around 25 euros. The Chipolo Classic not only has a long range, it is also available in individual colors.

Highlights of the Chipolo Classic:

  • flat design
  • high range
  • Crowd search possible
  • Range alarm
  • very loud alarm

What convinces us is the flat design of the key finder. Thanks to the shape, it won't bother you in your pocket. The possibility that the crowd search can be used is equally positive.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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5. Terratec Protect Mobile

The Terratec Protect Mobile Key Finder is available for just under 15 euros. This model dispenses with additional functions such as crowd search and simply does its job as a key finder.

Highlights of the Terratec Protect Mobile:

  • flat design
  • Range alarm
  • secure fastening strap
  • very stable housing

What makes the key finder housing particularly stable is the rubberized plastic, which unfortunately does not have splash protection. The range is not as high as that of other models, but the Terratec Keyfinder is an extremely robust model with no frills. Long-term testers have problems pairing with the smartphone.

Tip: Actually, the manufacturer's app only works with iOS devices - however, if the Android version of the "iOS App KeyGuard" app is used, the Protect Mobile also works on an Android system. At least on a LG 10.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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6. TrackR Bravo

The TrackR Bravo is also cheap at just under 17 euros. Anyone looking for a small and easy-to-use key finder is well served with this model. Many additional functions cannot be expected for the price.

Highlights from TrackR Bravo:

  • flat design
  • Range alarm
  • usable as a hanger or glue
  • noble housing
  • very long battery life

The flat key finder is barely larger than a 2 euro coin and can also be used for the crowd search. However, the range of the small gadget with 30 meters leaves much to be desired. With the bidirectional search, sometimes only 10 meters are reached. If the connection is established, however, the Finder works reliably. In addition to the look, the only really positive thing is the low price of less than 20 euros.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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7. Gigaset Keeper

You can get hold of the Gigaset Keeper for around 20 euros. The equipment is reminiscent of the TrackR Bravo, but it has a slightly longer range of 5 meters. It is practical that the alarm on the smartphone is triggered during the bidirectional search even when the cell phone is switched to "mute".

Gigaset Keeper highlights:

  • Range alarm
  • Alarm despite mute
  • LED

There is no crowd search with the keeper. In contrast to many other models, the keeper has an LED for this and not just an alarm tone. However, the latter is very quiet anyway, so that the search using Bluetooth and a card is hardly inevitable if the tracker is a few rooms away.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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8. Nonda iHere 3.0

The Nonda iHere 3.0 key finder is currently available for 35 euros. The triangular design is a little more unusual. The rechargeable battery is a unique feature of the smart key fob in our comparison.

Highlights from Nonda iHere:

  • rechargeable battery
  • Micro USB slot as control button
  • Voice recording possible
  • high range

Although the name suggests, the iHere 3.0 is not only compatible with iPhones, but also with Android smartphones. This key finder does not support a crowd search. Like the other models presented, the app is easy to use, but some long-term testers report that the cell phone did not always work during the bidirectional search.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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9th Gigaset G-Tag

And another smart key finder from Gigaset in a key finder comparison. This time the G-day for around 15 euros. The small key finder masters all basic functions and works perfectly.

Highlights from the Gigaset G-Tag:

  • loud alarm sound
  • Range alarm
  • vibrant colours
  • LED function

The G-Tag key finder does not have a crowd search, a remote trigger or the option of a bidirectional search. It is a simple key finder for anyone who does not value additional functions and does not want to locate their smartphone.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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10. Orbit Card

At the end of our comparison, we would like to introduce a not so classic, but still practical tracker. The Orbit Card Finder for around 38 euros. However, the card is less intended for use on a keychain than for use in a wallet.

Highlights of the Orbit Card:

  • Card design
  • Range alarm
  • loud beep

In our comparison, the second tracker from Orbit does not have splash protection or even an LED, but it has an unusual shape. It is even possible to trigger the smartphone camera with the card-shaped tracker. The range is comparatively short at 30 meters, but at least your own wallet can be found quickly in the café or apartment.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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Conclusion: Our favorites among the key finders

The Tile Pro key finder has an exceptionally long range, but our favorite is the Musegear Finder 2. It has all the functions that make it easier to find the key or smartphone: from the alarm tone to an LED display and the camera release function on the phone. The price-performance ratio is particularly good.

Anyone looking for a functional tracker at the best price is well advised to use the Gigaset G-Tag.

The Chipolo Classic is super small and flat. It doesn't interfere in your pocket, has a good price-performance ratio and is also available in bright colors - this analogue feature doesn't hurt when searching for the key either.

Alina Günder / Timo Jochmann

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