Vodafone enriches its offer of smart trackers with the announcement of Curve: the purpose of this small (measuring 16.4 x 42.1mm) accessory equipped with GPS connectivity and integrated SIM card is primarily to always let you know where they are the objects to which it is applied (e.g. a bunch of keys) or in which it is stored (a bag, a backpack, etc.).
Nothing prevents you from using it to send your position to the paired smartphone using the "I'm here" button. Monitoring is carried out through the Vodafone Smart App (also known as V by Vodafone) which shows the current position of the tracker on the map, the history of the previous positions, and allows you to set the operating modes.
Among those worthy of note are the option to customize the alerts by creating the Zones, or virtual borders that the user can delimit: when Curve enters the area, the user receives a notification on the smartphone. Curve also supports four tracking modes (Energy saving, Daily, Performance and real-time monitoring) which differ according to the position update frequency – the real-time monitoring mode has the greatest impact on the battery since the position is updated every 5 seconds (for a maximum of 15 minutes).
The battery that promises up to 7 days of autonomy completes the picture; Curve is also water resistant according to the IP67 standard. The added value of Curve compared to GPS trackers equipped only with a Bluetooth interface lies in the possibility of tracking objects even at a great distance thanks to the data connectivity made possible by the SIM card.
All this of course has a cost: the tracker is sold for 59 euros, to which must be added the 3 euros per month for the Vodafone Smart Sim service (3 months are free) – figure aligned with that of other Vodafone trackers such as the V-Multi Tracker launched last year. Vodafone Curve is available in the colors "Dove" and "Slate". For further details, any purchase and to consult the official FAQ, refer to the manufacturer's website (Link in SOURCE).
- Dimensions: 16.4 x 42.1mm
- Weight: 30 grams
- Water resistant (IP67, up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes)
- Battery life up to 7 days
- Connectivity: GPS, LBS, WiFI and Bluetooth, Quad GSM 850 / GSM900 / DCS1800 / PCS1900
- Available in "Dove" and "Slate" colors
- Keychain accessory
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