Item Tracking Gadgets & Apps Go Mainstream

inSite, a device that enables users to keep track of where their personal belongings are located using a smartphone app, becomes available nationwide in major carrier stores

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Attention World, Bluetooth is no longer just for talking hands free.   Now new Bluetooth Low Energy Proximity devices are helping people keep track of important items by communicating the item's location information and status to their mobile devices when they need it most.  Keeping track of where important items are located via a smart phone app has been promised by a variety of Kickstarter campaigns, CES announcements, and Industry Buzz.  Now, the item tracking technology is accessible and available to the general public at your neighborhood Verizon Wireless Store.  Verizon stores are now carrying the inSite wireless tracking device from Audiovox and Phone Halo.

The inSite is a small device, thin enough to slip inside a wallet and small enough to attach to your keys.  The device communicates with an app running on the user's mobile device, and monitors where the user's items are located.  The device has several key features:

  • Separation Alerts – The device and app can notify the user when leaving their phone or item behind
  • GPS Snapshots – The app automatically records where the user left their important items
  • 2 Way Finder – The user can ring the device from the phone and ring their phone from the device, even if the phone is on silent mode.

The inSite separation alarm enables users to stop worrying about where they leave all their personal items and focus on the more important things in life.  "The average American will spend over 100 hours a year looking for lost & misplaced items.  If inSite can save people only a portion of that time, I wonder what we could achieve," says Phone Halo Founder Christian Smith.

The technology began in a garage in the small town of Santa Barbara California in 2009 by a small team under the name Phone Halo.  The small Phone Halo team blazed the trail in appcessory development by innovating not only in their mobile software but their hardware and wireless design as well.  The team released their first product at DEMO 2010 under the name Phone Halo.  They continued to refine the product by incorporating new technologies and listening to customer feedback.  By working with Audiovox and the Verizon Innovation Center, Phone Halo was able to deliver inSite to the mass consumer.  inSite represents 4 years of innovation and dedication to helping customers keep track of their important items.

The inSite Separation Alarm is now available at your neighbor Verizon Wireless Store for $29.95 or online. The device is compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 3rd Generation, iPad 4th Generation, and iPad Mini.

More information at http://www.audiovoxinsite.com

Media Contact: Chris Herbert, Phone Halo, 858-663-2577, chris@phonehalo.com

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SOURCE Phone Halo



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