Droples are small, stylish tags - Drops - that help you keep track of your belongings. Attach a Drop on whatever your like and use the Droples app in your smartphone to receive separation alerts, read signal strength, locate the Drop by sound, etc.
No, it is not a GPS-tracker and it is not possible to track your belongings in real time over a great distance. Locating Drops (tags) relies on the proximity between the Drop and a smartphone that have our Droples app installed and active. Droples helps you find things in larger areas by using our patented search method (we call it "The Greater Good"), where the community of Droples users creates a search network that spans beyond your own neighborhood.
In general, Droples works on iOS and Android smartphones. But, since there are numerous smartphone configurations out there we cannot promise universal support for these two platforms. Read more information here.
Everybody that has the Droples app installed and has started the app will search for all Drops. If a friend or family member wants to help you find one of your Drops, they just install the app and then they will be good on their way in helping you. We believe in the power of the Greater Good and we encourage you to take part in it. Yet, the Droples app and system is based on total privacy. You help others anonymously, you will not know who you are helping and no one will know that you are the helper. Everything is totally secure and private.
Yes, you only have to install and open the Droples app on your smartphone. Your smartphone will then start scanning for nearby Drops and anonymously transfer that information to the owners of each individual Drop.
The maximum range of Droples is approximately 100 meters (measured at free line of sight between phone and Drop and 1.5 meter from the ground), but the environment around the Drop heavily determines the actual operational range in each individual situation. By taking part in the Greater Good, other Droples users will widen your search range and help you find Drops beyond your range.
After registering your Drop it can be in two different states:
Connected - this means that your Drop has an active connection with your smartphone. In this state of operation it is possible to read signal strength, use the beep button, configure flight mode, get separation alerts, etc.
Disconnected - this means that your Drop not have an active Bluetooth connection with your smartphone. In this state the Drop only signals its presence by transmitting a short, one-way data package at a regular time interval.
Freemium Droples accounts has a limit of 10 Drops per account. Premium accounts does not have this limit. The number of concurrently "connected" Drops is ultimately restricted by the Bluetooth specification and the manufacturer of your smartphone. That said, a practical limit of three actively connected Drops works well on most smartphones.
Power mode controls how often the Drop announces its presence when in disconnected state. This heavily affects the amount of power used but also how responsive the Drop will be in going from disconnected to connected state, e.g. when starting a proximity search. Power mode comes in three stages resulting in 3, 6 or 12 months of battery life. Normal, with 6 months battery time, is the default power mode configuration.
You can cancel your subscription at any time. Log in with your Droples-account on this page and find your subscription details. Click the "edit" icon and it will take you to the subscription cancellation form.
NOTE: Droples Premium is being discontinued. Signing up for this service is no longer possible.