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Apple Airtag on Kiteboards

Postby dejavu » Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:04 am

Ok, So since May 2021 I have had an Apple Airtag on my Kiteboards, just in case one decides to seperate from me. 25 sessions later and all is well. Battery showing full and linking to my "Find My" app ok. Waterproof so far! The housing is available on ebay for a few bucks. Nice Insurance policy.
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Re: Apple Airtag on Kiteboards

Postby lifeinthehood » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:03 am

Ah, I’ve been looking for a good excuse to get one of these but haven’t been able to find one. This is a pretty good reason!

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Re: Apple Airtag on Kiteboards

Postby dejavu » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:07 am

Agree. It’s a good way to track. I hope the waterproofing stays.

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Re: Apple Airtag on Kiteboards

Postby Havre » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:02 pm

I guess it only works if you lose your board in a crowded place?

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Re: Apple Airtag on Kiteboards

Postby dejavu » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:15 pm

If you roughly know where the board may wash up you can ping it or if others with iPhones are nearby it will ping you but if stolen then you better track quickly before the theif finds the tag and disables. It’s better than nothing.

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Re: Apple Airtag on Kiteboards

Postby Havre » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:31 pm

I like the idea, but from what I have seen in tests the signal is quite weak and you got to get really close (or someone else gets really close with an iPhone).


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