Apple introduced the AirTag in 2021 as a small Bluetooth-powered tag for tracking items for $29. Anker has now introduced a tracker compatible with the same Apple “Find My” network, and it might just be better than Apple’s own AirTag.
One of Anker’s (many) sub-brands, Eufy, has released the “Security SmartTrack Link.” Just like the Apple AirTag, it’s a small battery-powered device that you can attach to objects. You can then check where the tag is on a phone or tablet, and if it’s within range, it can start emitting a noise for easy location. The tag is compatible with Apple’s “Find My” network, so any passing Apple devices will update its location, just like Apple’s own AirTag. It’s water-resistant (but not water-proof) and uses replaceable CR2032 batteries.
The SmartTrack Link is better than Apple’s tracker in many ways, though. First, it’s cheaper — an AirTag normally costs $29 (or $99 for a four-pack), while the SmartTrack Link costs $19.99. Anker’s version has a hole for attaching to a keyring, while the Apple AirTag requires a separate accessory for the same job, which costs even more money. Even…
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