Want an AirTag Alternative for Android? Try These Top 5 Bluetooth Trackers

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Keeping track of where your belongings are can be challenging. While Apple users can pair AirTag trackers to their iOS devices and quickly find the object it’s attached to, they doesn’t work well with Android phones. Luckily, you can get a Bluetooth tracker that will give you all the functions you need. If you’re looking for an AirTag alternative, check out this list of the top five.

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1. Best for Tracking Everyday Items: Tile Mate

Price: $24.99

The Tile Mate is a thin square, measuring 1.49 in / 3.7 cm on all sides, and is about 0.28 in / 0.71 cm thick. It’s great for keeping track of keys, bags, earbuds, and backpacks. The tiny accessory can also be used to find your phone. Users just need to double-press the central button on the tile to ring their phone (even if it’s on silent).

Tile Mate product view.


  • Water-resistant
  • Battery lasts three years
  • Bluetooth range of 250 ft / 76 m
  • Also compatible with iOS


  • Battery can’t be replaced
  • Only one loudness setting

2. Best for Samsung Phones: Samsung Galaxy SmartTag

Price: $29.99

The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag comes in two versions, but the entry-level SmartTag is the smallest, measuring 1.54 in / 3.91 cm by 0.39 in / 0.99 cm. The SmartTag can help you find things anywhere. Even if you find yourself out of range, the Galaxy Find Network will locate your tag. The device’s replaceable CR2032 battery lasts for about a year. If you have a Samsung phone, you can remain in the Samsung ecosystem with the Galaxy SmartTag for improved compatibility.

Samsung Galaxy SmartTag product view.


  • Has a Bluetooth range of 130 yd / 27.4 m
  • Three loudness settings
  • Replaceable battery


  • Only works with Samsung phones

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3. Best for Locating Small Objects: Chipolo One

Price: $25

The Chipolo One is the thinnest Bluetooth tracker on this list, measuring only 0.25 in / 0.63 cm thick with a circular design measuring 1.49 in / 3.78 cm in diameter. It has a hole punched through it so that you can easily attach it to keys or smaller objects that are prone to getting lost.

Chipolo One product view.


  • Weighs only 0.27 oz / 7.65 g
  • Great for tracking pets
  • Also compatible with iOS
  • Tracking range of 200 ft / 60.96 m
  • Battery lasts two years
  • 120-decibel alarm


  • Could detach from pet collar
  • Not available in neutral colors
  • Battery is non-replaceable

4. Best for Tracking Luggage: Cube Tracker

Price: $29.95

Need a gadget that can keep track of your belongings and work as a remote controller for your phone’s camera? You need the Cube Tracker. It is one of the smallest, most portable trackers, measuring 1.49 in / 3.78 cm in width and height and 0.35 in / 0.88 cm in thickness. It’s best for tracking luggage, as it easily clips onto the side handle, will rarely show up in baggage scans and is compatible with iOS and Android.

Cube Tracker product view.


  • 100 ft / 30.48 m Bluetooth range
  • Battery lasts up to a year


  • Not as loud as other Cube trackers
  • Not suitable for tracking pets
  • Can sporadically lose Bluetooth connection

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5. Best for Tracking Pets: Tile Sticker

Price: $29.99

The Tile Sticker is the smallest tracker from Tile, as the round gadget measures only 1.1 in / 2.79 cm across and is 0.32 in / 0.81 cm thick. As the name implies, it doesn’t have a hole punched through it to hang on keys but has an adhesive backing instead. This makes it perfect for tracking smaller objects, such as remote controls or headphones. Yet, its strong point is tracking pets. Tile has a special collar for the Sticker that keeps it secure when hanging around your pet’s neck.

Tile Sticker product view.


  • Easily sticks to objects
  • Range of 250 ft / 76.2 cm
  • Battery lasts for three years


  • Adapter for pet collar sold separately
  • Battery is non-replaceable

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a Bluetooth tracker and a GPS tracker?

A Bluetooth tracker uses Bluetooth technology to relay its position to the mobile device and is limited by its broadcast range, while usually being relatively small. A GPS tracker uses a built-in SIM card and GPS technology for location. They tend to be larger and heavier than Bluetooth trackers and require more powerful batteries. However, the most significant advantage is that their range is unlimited.

What kind of battery does a Bluetooth tracker use?

Most popular Bluetooth trackers use the CR2032 battery, commonly found in analog wristwatches. Replacing the battery is relatively easy, as you only need to remove a few screws.

Does a Bluetooth tracker require a Wi-Fi connection?

No, it doesn’t. Even if your phone doesn’t have mobile data or a Wi-Fi connection, it can still use Bluetooth technology to connect to the tracker’s Bluetooth signal.

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Charlie Fripp
Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp is a technology writer with a strong focus on consumer gadgets, video games, and cyber security. He holds an undergraduate degree in professional journalism and has worked as a journalist for over 15 years. In his spare time, he enjoys playing various musical instruments and gardening.

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