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LugLoc luggage locator eases bag separation anxiety

James A. Martin | Sept. 4, 2015
'Smart luggage' equipped with GPS and other technologies are on the horizon, but you don't have to wait to track your bags, thanks to LugLoc, a US$70 gadget that slips into a suitcase and shows its location on map in an iOS or Android app.

A LugLoc spokesperson said the location accuracy issue relates to how the device uses GSM tech, and it isn’t always as accurate as, say, a GPS device. But as noted, GPS would quickly zap LugLoc's battery. For me, the tradeoff is worth it, because the GSM network worked just fine in locating the LugLoc device in my bag at JFK and SFO.

If you frequently check a bag and make connecting flights, and you're quite ready to shell out cash for a newfangled "smart bag," LugLoc is worth a look.


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