TrackR is a small GPS device that you attach to your keys, purse, dog or other small item that you wish to be able to locate with your phone. It works using crowd GPS, meaning, the more people that have the device, the better it works.
According to the TrackR website on the way it works and why they are giving them away temporarily for free: “Unlike regular GPS devices, TrackR uses a new form of GPS technology called Crowd GPS. When an item goes missing with a TrackR device attached, all TrackR enabled phones will begin to search for the item. If another user comes nearby the item, that user’s phone will ping our server which will then update the item’s owner with the new GPS coordinates. The more people in our network, the more real time the GPS updates will be and the better our devices will work. Help us build the next GPS network.”
So basically. right now, they are offering it free of charge to get the “crowd” part of it more reliable. After they reach 100,000 purchased, they will be charging $19.95 it appears. Click the link to order your free one today (if still available.)
Once you purchase, you will notice that in order to get it shipped quicker to you, you have 4 options. One is to purchase another one at full price, another is to pay shipping and handling charges and yet another is to share on your social network. An additional way is to get 3 people to order their free device through a referral which is what the link above does for me. Once I hit my three however, any further referrals won’t mean anything. So, if you wish, feel free to post your referral link in the comments below to try and get your three as well.