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New Details Of HTC Fetch Revealed, Helps You Locate Stuff

Have you ever experienced losing your keys or bag in a room and only finding it after searching for it a long time? Most of us probably have. HTC aims to make it easier for people to find lost stuff by coming up with the HTC Fetch. This is a Bluetooth enabled tracking device which was trademarked earlier this year and can easily be attached to your keys, bags, or any similar object.

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The HTC Fetch basically pairs up with your HTC smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0 technology. If you ever lose the item that this small device is attached to your smartphone will log its last known location on Google Maps coordinates. This helps you get a broad idea on what area it is last located.

A person can also manually activate the beeping alert from their smartphone app to make it easier to search for the lost item at home or at work. You can even attach it to your smartphone so as to easily find it if it’s lost.

One other feature that’s interesting is that it has a remote shutter function. This makes it easy for you to position your smartphone in a certain area and have it take photos even if you are not near your device.

HTC Fetch BL A100 Technical Specifications

  • Audible alert for notification
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Up to 3 Fetch to be connected to your phone
  • Working range 15m
  • Signal strength indicator
  • 6 month battery lifetime (CR2032 replaceable battery)
  • Multi-function button

Some of the reasons why a person would want to buy the HTC Fetch BL A100 Navigation Tag

  • Protect your phone
  • Be quickly alerted when your phone moves out of range
  • Reduces likelihood of losing your phone
  • Makes it harder to steal
  • Protect against theft billshock
  • Compact and portable
  • 6 month battery lifetime with removable CR2032 battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audible notification

Clove UK already has this device ready for pre-order on their website. It’s going to cost £29.99 including VAT with a release date still to be announced.

via clove

HTC develops Fetch device locator technology

HTC has developed an innovation called Fetch, and has filed an application for its trademark in Taiwan’s NCC.

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The application describes some sort of portable tracking device for finding other electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, and personal digital assistants. Apart from that, however, there is little information available about Fetch.

Engadget says that Fetch could possibly have a software and a hardware component, the latter probably enabled by Bluetooth.

Furthermore, it says that apart from locating missing gadgets, HTC Fetch could be used for locating people, as well.

As Android Authority reports, however, HTC’s filing comes shortly after the a conference about preventing device theft was held in New York. The conference underscored the huge problem of stolen devices today, and some of its attendees suggested that phone makers integrate a kill-switch feature which would be turned on once a device is reported missing. This kill-switch would make the stolen device unusable. Purportedly, this will curb the number of stolen devices, since thieves often steal devices to sell them for a lower price. Among the attendees of the conference were Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft. HTC, however, was not on the guest list.

The trademark filing for the HTC Fetch could thus be HTC’s response to what appears to be a growing necessity to help consumers find lost their mobile devices. This could be a big thing for HTC, especially since at the moment, Android does not have a similar feature yet.

Apple, for its part, has the Find My iPhone app, which can track the location of a device, show its location on a map, delete stored information, lock the device, or direct it to play a sound. Find my iPhone works for both iOS and Mac devices.

We’ll see if HTC comes up with something similar or something even better.

via engadget, androidauthority