Wistiki is the newest available Bluetooth and GPS enabled tracking device designed to help you keep track of any pet or product that is important to you and which you might lose track of.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the average person spends more than an hour and a half each month looking for items that they have misplaced or pets that have gone hiding, but Wistiki claims to be revolutionizing the tracking device market with the “first connected jewels ever.”
What they describe as their “jewels” are tracking chips which are connected to your mobile device through their mobile application and Bluetooth tracking. These chips can emit ring tones to be located quickly in the immediate vicinity, or if what you have lost is your phone, you can use the chip to cause your phone to ring.
The tracker chips can also be set to a “Virtual Leash” mode, which acts as an electronic leash that measures when your chipped items are beginning to move away from you and will alert you to their movement.
If you do happen to lose an item or it is taken from you, the system uses a whole GPS network to help you locate them. Though no other Wistiki user can see the location of your items while they are where you want them, as soon as you identify them as lost, the network will be able to see where your items are and alert you to their location.
The Wistiki mobile app and tracker pieces work with both iOS and Android phones and mobile devices, as long as they are currently using Bluetooth 4.0 or higher.
This product is currently still in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com, where a single set of the three different tracker pieces are priced at $99.00, and further sets will be priced accordingly. It is unclear at this time when these trackers will be shipped out for the customers who pre-ordered, though the estimated time frame is winter of 2016, or when they will be available on the open market.
Again, because this product is still in their crowdfunding campaign, there really isn’t a Refund Policy that is in place at this time. Instead, customers will need to contact their team and discuss the potential of cancelling their order. Customers who wish to seek a refund after the product has shipped to them will either need to follow any Refund Policies which have been posted by that time, or if no policy has yet been posted, they should continue with their plan to contact Customer Service.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by clicking the Contact link on their current Indiegogo crowdfunding page.
Since this product is not currently available on the open market, there are not any customer reviews that are currently available at this time. That being said, the website is not completely accurate in referring to their product as the first ever available tracking devices, as there are many others available on the market already.
That being said, the fact that this company does offer three different shapes and sizes of trackers to fit in multiple different places and to best suit multiple different types of items that you would like to track.
Competitors and Alternatives?
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Wistiki reviews below.
4 ‘Wistiki’ Reviews
Pure rubbish, it constily said my dog was at Eastheads about a mile and a half away while she was right next to me, would not connect for any more than a few seconds and when it did i was unable to hear it ring from an other room or outside in the wind,
It also said my dog was out of range when she was ten feet away from me.
And thats only when it would work at all most of the time it did nothing.
This product needs a LOT more deveopment.
It has been almost 16 months since I gave my money to this company and still haven't received any product. I keep writing them abd they jeep giving my fake deadlines for delivery. Last "update" said I would receive it on February 2017, It's April now. Don't waste your money.
I bought the device 3 weeeks ago in france while browsing in the french electronic chain "fnac". I was curious - a GPS device for 22 $ ?
Well, it hasn't GPS, but it USES the GPS of your mobile phone (or any mobile phone with the bluetooth on and the app installed) and that's the trick why it's so cheap. The wistiki website isn't clear about that fact, they just say how you use the device, not how it works (there are similar devices on the internet, i.e. TrackR and their websites are as unclear about the technology behind as the https://www.wistiki.com/en website )
What does this mean for the use of the device?
it means the location service does need the proximity (within bluetooth range of 100 feet) of a smartphone with bluetooth enabled AND the app installed and running. It is a nice idea, and it could work in an urban environment IF enough people downloaded the app.
Until then, it remains a sophicated Key-Finder that uses bluetooth instead of whistling.
So? I rate the idea of this device 4 stars, but reduce it to two stars because the website lures you to buy a "GPS-Tracker" that is, in fact a simple bluetooth token for your smartphone.
As a contributor, I received two violas. The application was difficult to use, GPS had very limited distance, the sound could not be heard at any distance. I was approved for a refund and promptly sent this product to France. It has now been 3 weeks and have contacted customer service. I either get a response in "French" or many responses asking for the same information given in previous emails or information about my bank. I paid by credit card, but company insists it was paypal. BEWARE if you purchase this product in the US.