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Google has an Apple AirTag rival; This is how location tracking device will find lost items

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When it comes to a device to detect lost items, Apple AirTag comes to mind the most. But this monopoly may end soon as Google is reportedly planning to launch its own Bluetooth location tracker.

This report about the AirTag alternative comes from leakster Kuba Wojciechowski, who says Google is planning to bring an object-finding tool, named Grogu, similar to Apple's AirTag.

It was also suggested that the Google tracker may arrive at Google I/O 2023. "Grogu, which is alternatively known as "groguaudio" or "GR10" is currently in development by the Nest team, although that doesn't necessarily mean it's gonna launch under Nest," the leakster tweeted.It also suggests that Google tracker will get some features of Apple AirTag such as onboard speakers for emitting sounds from lost devices.

It is also expected to pack both UWB (Ultra-wideband) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity. UWB enables incredibly precise (compared to Bluetooth) ranging, which allows for accurate distance estimation as well as support for showing directions to the tag (or any other UWB-enabled device).

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