POM Tracking Tags Keep Tabs on Objects, People via Bluetooth and GPS

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POM, short for Peace of Mind, is a new Kickstarter project offering Bluetooth and GPS-based tracking tag solutions. The basic POM is a tracking device that connects to the iPhone via Bluetooth LE and attaches to all manner of things -- pets, kids, valuables, and more.

Much like similar tracking products such as Tile and Duet, the small, square-shaped Bluetooth POM tag tracks people, pets, and objects over short distances up to 300 feet. For tracking things over longer distances, there's also the Total POM, which utilizes Bluetooth, Cellular, and GPS.

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POM and Total POM is a small, square tracking tag, smaller than a key fob that attaches to your dog's collar, can be worn on the wrist, or attached to your key ring or handbag. Hide it inside your purse, your computer case, your golf club bag, your suitcase, your guitar. Wear it as a bracelet for children and at-risk adults.

Both the POM and the Total POM use replaceable batteries, with the POM offering a three year battery life expectancy and the Total POM offering up to one year of battery life depending on how frequently it is used. The trackers connect to a complementary iPhone app, which offers features like sound alerts when a tagged item goes out of range and a "Last Location" option that marks the last known location of an object. The tags also include functions like leashing, an accelerometer to know if an item moves, and a temperature gauge.

There's also a POM Link, which connects to home or office internet and acts as a constant monitoring beacon to create a "protection zone" letting users know when an item goes out of range, which is particularly useful for the shorter-range Bluetooth tags.


The standard Bluetooth-based POM will retail for $25, but is available at $15 for the first 250 Kickstarter backers, and $20 for the first 500 backers. Total POM, with GPS, is available to the first 500 Kickstarter backers for $99, with one year of service included, or $120 with two years included. After the free service has ended, Total POM costs $20 per year to use.

POM Link, the base station able to keep track of POM tags, is available to backers for $249. A bracelet will also be available if a stretch goal of $250,000 is reached.

A limited number of POMs are expected to ship in December of 2014, with the rest shipping in March of 2015. The POM Link will ship in April of 2015.

Top Rated Comments

shauneric84 Avatar
86 months ago
Yes, it is a Macbook Pro

Thanks for all the comments on our product. Yes, it is my Macbook Pro. 2012 version for those that care ;)

We blurred out the logo for trademark issues. So, no it is not a Chinese ripoff. Don't worry.

What makes our Total POM better than Tile is the 300+ foot range, replaceable battery, GPS and Cellular tracking capabilities and the ability to sync it to your POM Link which gives you 24/7 monitoring of any location (such as your home or office) even if you are not there. Tile is great for keeping track of your keys. We're perfect for helping you keep track of things that really matter like your kids or your pets.

Thanks for the support Mac Rumors. We appreciate it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
outphase Avatar
86 months ago

Laptop in the photo looks almost exactly like a MacBook.

It's shameful how the Chinese are ripping off Apple's designs now days :(


What are you going on about? It is a MacBook but with the Apple logo photoshopped out.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmatthewware Avatar
86 months ago
I guess the big, ugly, orange blob is pretty hard to remove?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpcookson Avatar
86 months ago
Oh, you mean Tile?
http://www.thetileapp.com/
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Parasprite Avatar
86 months ago

This one seems a lot better. It's thinner and requires NO BATTERY!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yuansong84/ifind-the-worlds-first-battery-free-item-locating?ref=popular

no battery
stores [energy] in a unique power bank.

...seems leg—

Funding Suspended Funding for this project was suspended about 5 hours ago.

seems really legit.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shauneric84 Avatar
86 months ago
It will be in multiple colors

Does Tile have GPS / cellular? Also please make it any color other than orange. If white is a problem because Tile is white, then maybe black or gray?

No, Tile is strictly a Bluetooth tracker. If your item is out of range from you, then you have to rely on other Tile users who have their apps running on their phone to help you locate your lost item.

And don't worry, we will multiple colors. Right now we have White, Black and Pink (I know it looks orange in that picture, but's it's pink). If we hit certain stretch goals on Kickstarter, then we will add more color options.

Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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