The Toksam is a bluetooth tracker that helps you find your luggage. It tells you when your luggage arrives on the baggage carousel, keeps track of your bag on a map, and will even alert you if you leave your bag behind. Let’s check out the specs!
Traveling with the Toksam
The Toksam is the size of a luggage tag and has a small speaker Why? Well, think about the last time you were at a busy baggage carousel. It’s frequently impossible to see over all the people waiting for the conveyor belt to push out their bag. If you hit the button on the Toksam app, it releases a really loud beeping sound that is sure to clear the crowd away!
We don’t think this is a good idea, though. Imagine a super loud beeping sound coming from your luggage at an international airport. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
It’s a bluetooth tracker which means that it only works within a certain range. For the Toksam, that means you can use it between 90-100ft. The downside is, well, that it’s bluetooth. In a busy city or airport, there are barriers that greatly reduce the advertised range. GPS trackers, on the other hand, will show their location no matter what. The benefit of a bluetooth tracker? No monthly fee.
The Toksam boasts an impressive 5 year maximum battery life. Considering its price, it really makes it worth the investment! Sure, it’s a bit larger than the Tile Mate, but it isn’t any bigger than an ordinary luggage tag. Its size allows it to hold 4 CR2032 batteries. By comparison, the Tile only holds one of those.
Tile vs. Toksam
Honestly? It’s really apples and oranges when comparing these. Why? Well, the Tile is much smaller and meant to be used as a key tracker. The Toksam could be used as a key tracker, but it’s awfully bulky. Also – it’s not a replacement for the Tile Slim. While they are also both bluetooth trackers, the Tile Slim doesn’t have nearly the battery capacity or durability that the Toksam has. That’s not a downside, though. The Toksam wouldn’t work well as a men’s wallet tracker. Overall they are just different products with different goals.
The app is run by a company called SwiftFinder. I had never heard about it before using the product, but it’s easy enough to setup and add the device. It works with the Apple Watch, too. It also has a Crowd GPS feature built in which means that people who also have the Swift Finder app enabled on their phone will allow a signal to be sent to you and alert you of where it is. It’s basically the “last place seen” feature but way more interactive. The app also supports multiple devices.
Wrapping It Up…
The Toksam does a pretty good job at being a bluetooth tracker, but we really don’t see the point in getting a bluetooth tracker for a luggage tag unless you’re sold on the loud noise feature. Otherwise, it has a very limited range in the environment its designed for (airports). Also – its Crowd GPS feature is very limited since the install base is most likely much smaller than the Tile.
The final verdict? Leave bluetooth tracking to smaller items like keys. We don’t want to hit a button in an airport to make a loud beeping sound. It sounds like a recipe for disaster!