Mimic GO Bluetooth Tracker Review

If you’ve read any of my other key-finder reviews, then you probably know that most of them connect to your phone through Bluetooth. Subsequently, there is a usually a range by which you can find your Bluetooth tracker, but if it’s out of that range, you’ll have to wait until someone else with the mobile app stumbles near it.

The Mimic GO, in addition to using Bluetooth, uses GPS, meaning you’ll be able to track it no matter how far away you are. Although you won’t be able to get the tracker right away, you can pre-order it for an estimated shipping time of January 2020. This product is really unique and is currently in production for the public, so I was really excited to get to review an early release. I’ll be judging the Mimic GO in terms of its design, features, and app before making a recommendation as to whether it’s worth it or not. Let’s get started!

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Design of the Mimic GO

Mimic GO.Photo provided by Smart Mimic, Inc.

The Mimic GO isn’t as sleek as some other key finders that I’ve seen. It’s a red square with rounded degrees and an odd, almost golf ball-like mound in the middle. However, at only about 47 by 47 mm, the Mimic GO won’t be too conspicuous. While it doesn’t have a keyring hole, it can stick to flat surfaces, making it ideal for tracking a wallet, laptop or passport. You can also buy the Street Safe Bicycle attachment if you prefer to strap it onto something.

You never know when or where you’re going to lose items, be it in the middle of the Sahara or in a backyard igloo. That’s why it’s important that the Mimic GO has a temperature range and IP rating that can handle it all. As far as range goes, the Mimic GO will work in temperatures from 32 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. While I’m satisfied with the warmer temperatures, it may not be cold enough if you live in a chillier climate. Its IP rating is 57, meaning it’s dust protected and can even handle being immersed in water up to one meter. Now, I do wish the tracker was completely dust-tight, but the durability seems pretty good, given that you live in a warmer climate.

Mimic GO on Window
Mimic GO on Window. Photo provided by Smart Mimic, Inc.

The Mimic GO is powered by rechargeable batteries. A single charge makes it last for three months, which is amazing. Now, if you are within 2,000 feet of your Mimic GO, it will use Bluetooth to connect, but outside of that, it will revert to GPS. The tracker also has a built-in 120 decibel siren, about as loud as a thunderclap or oxygen torch. By not having to rely on a community network, it makes it much more likely that you can find your lost items. And that’s it for design!

Features of the of the Mimic GO

Mimic GO on Laptop
Mimic GO on Laptop. Photo provided by Smart Mimic, Inc.

Now let’s talk about what the Mimic GO can actually do. Of course, it’s main purpose is to help you find lost items, but the Mimic GO can also sense:

  • Vibrations: If you put your Mimic GO on a laptop or door, it can tell when the object is being opened or closed.
  • Human motion: By sensing humans’ unique body heat, the Mimic GO can detect human motion.
  • Temperature: You’ll be able to see if the environment your Mimic GO is in is too hot or too cold.

Like I said before, the majority of Bluetooth trackers only use Bluetooth for a range, usually anywhere from 100 to 300 feet, from which the person can detect their tracker. In this case, the Mimic GO has a range of 2,000 feet, which is awesome, but what’s even better is that it comes with GPS and Global ESIM, which stands for Embedded Subscriber Identity Module. In English?  That means that you’ll always know where it is, connecting with a cellular network wherever it is. No waiting around for the community network to kick in! Just scan it with your phone to calibrate the sensor.

The Mimic GO also has colorful lights for different things, including alarms, flashlights, or nightlights. While it doesn’t currently have smart platform integrations, Mimic says that Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integrations are on the way.

The Mimic GO App

Mimic Go and Mimic App. Photo provided by Smart Mimic, Inc.
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You’ll track and control your Mimic GO through, what else? The Mimic GO app, available on the Google Play and Apple stores.

Recap of the Mimic GO

While the average Bluetooth tracker cost is around $30- $35, the Mimic GO is $69, more than twice as expensive. Despite the high cost, I think it is worth it for the GPS tracking alone. You’re basically guaranteed to be able to find your tracker, plus its rechargeable batteries mean that it can last a lifetime. Overall, I’m blown away by the Mimic GO’s capabilities, and I really think that it’ll set new industry standards for Bluetooth (and GPS) trackers.

Despite my general enthusiasm, I don’t think the Mimic GO is for everyone. For example, you shouldn’t get it if you’d like…

  • Dust-tight durability: While the Mimic GO is protected from dust, it’s not completely protected from ingress of solids, which may be a problem depending on where you lose it.
  • Temperature range that goes under 32 degrees Fahrenheit: I can’t recommend the Mimic GO if you live in a colder climate, as it won’t be able to work in temperatures under 32.
  • Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant integrations: Although these integrations are coming, you won’t initially be able to vocally command your Mimic GO.

But go for it if you’re looking for…

  • Rechargeable battery with three months of life: Unlike some Bluetooth trackers, you won’t even have to buy a new battery to power it.
  • GPS and Global ESIM tracking: You’ll always be able to locate your Mimic GO no matter where in the world it ends up.
  • Vibration, human motion, and temperature sensing: The Mimic GO will provide you more information about your missing item and the environment it’s in then any other Bluetooth tracker I’ve ever seen.

Is the Mimic GO not for you! That’s totally fine! I recommend checking out my review of the best Bluetooth trackers of 2019.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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