GPS Tracker “Mimic Go” Reaches Funding Goal

Smart Mimic, an Internet of Things company, has reached its funding goal for the GPS tracker Mimic Go, raising $30,000 in less than 24 hours. The Mimic Go uses LTE-M and e-sim technology to connect to the Internet constantly. Unlike other Bluetooth trackers, the Mimic Go doesn’t require any “community find” feature if the user is out of its range. Rather, the user will always be able to track their Mimic Go tracker regardless of its location.

Related: The Best Bluetooth Trackers of 2019

The device is waterproof, dust resistant, and has a rechargeable, three-month long battery. While the Mimic Go is only available for pre-order currently, it will be shipped by January 2020, according to the tracker’s Indiegogo fundraising page. Noyan Berker, Smart Mimic’s CEO said,

“Security, and feeling secure—whether that is making sure your family is safe at an Airbnb, or just leaving your laptop for a moment to use the bathroom in a public space, is just as important as it has ever been. It’s time security technology caught up with how people are living.”

Aside from location, it can also sense:

  • Vibrations: The Mimic Go can tell whenever a door is opened or whenever a laptop is moved
  • Human motion: With artificial intelligence, the Mimic Go can differentiate human motion from motion or animals or the wind, while learning how specific people move.
  • Temperature: You can be alerted if your car is too hot or cold.

The device can be used on a door, window, bicycle, car, and more.

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Mimic Go and Mimic App. Photo provided by Smart Mimic

Bluetooth Tracker Company Tile Expands Partnerships

Currently, Tile dominates the U.S market for Bluetooth trackers with a market share of 80%. At the end of last year, Tile announced that they were partnering with many different companies to integrate their tracking technology into products directly, with Bose SoundSport Wireless and QuietControl 30 to integrate their trackers into the designs of these smart headphones.

The company is also partnering with luggage company Samsonite and inhaler company Propeller Health, although these products are still in development. Aside from that, Tile announced partnerships with Comcast, Herschel Supply, Starling by VersaMe, Boosted Boards, and Bianca. It is still unclear which finding method will ultimately prove more successful between the current generation of trackers community find capability and Mimic Go’s GPS functionality.

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At Degreed.com, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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