European operators are closing 2/3G mobile networks so 'range' for tracking gets reduced.
The only problem is that you have an ongoing subscription to pay for the network connection, so if you have a cheap board that will quickly cost you more than your board.
Depends. People over 60 do not body drag you know...
Hi LePhasme,LePhasme wrote: ↑Thu May 26, 2022 2:34 amSo I looked into building something similar myself by using a gps tracker, but you can't rely on Bluetooth as you would lose the connection very quickly, so you end up with a device relying on a 3/4/5G connection which means you have to pay a subscription for that or let people put their own SIM card with a prepaid plan, how are you planning to make it work ?
Hi Peter,Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sun May 29, 2022 10:00 amUsing Air Tag (Bluetooth) seems like a bad solution.
Range is less than 10 m / 30 feet.
So you rely on your board being found?
If so, why not just write your phone nunber with a pen?
Apart from that, only 14 % use Apple devices here in Europe - so it has to be in US to work for sure, AND the board has to be found (stolen?).
If stolen, the device has to be so small it wont be removed.
RF has more range, but still limited and rely on a paired reciever same frequency.
Even planes black box'es beacon pings at 37.5 kHz only works under water.
GSM (2G/3G/4G/5G) seems like the way if you should be able to track your board?
So if a clever solution can be invented, great.
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