We received on our premises the Chipolo, a Kickstarter project. Chipolo is a keychain smart health connected to your smartphone that allows you to leave nothing behind but above all, to stop looking desperately for what you have lost. We have tested it for you.
More expensive than a classic keychain but more practical, Chipolo is a smart health connected keychain so you don't have to search for your keys, purse, or anything else you care about forever.
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Mark : Chipolo
Category: smart health connected keychain / Locator
Release date : Available on Amazon
Price: 1 keychain: € 29.90 / set of 2: € 44 / set of 4: € 84 up to 9: € 174
Tested on : Iphone 5s
Chipolo and its box (Unboxing!)
> First impressions: The two boxes are simple and design. There is no frills or clusters of colors. We immediately see what the two trackers look like and especially what they are used for.
Behind the big box, we find all the features of the two key rings, as well as the compatibilities. All is written in French but the instructions inside are also in Italian, Spanish, Russian, English and German.
Its little more fun? Inside the box, on the back of the keychain holder, there is 3 tic-tac-toe or Tic Tac Toe games !
The manual is a quick installation guide since everything is done with the application to download from the Apple Store or Google Play.
Design and Ergonomics
Chipolo is a little bigger than a 2 € coin. He is one simple and clean design which blends everywhere. In black especially we do not notice if you have other things hanging on your keys. It is supplied with a ring and another battery in addition to the one already inside. Note thatit is not water resistant.
Chipolo is available in 9 different colors to seduce all heads in the air, girl or boy.
Mobile app : The dedicated application is downloadable from the Apple Store, Google Play and on the Windows Phone Store. The Chipolo team scores points here by offering their application on all possible platforms for all phones and operating systems.
Compatibility: You need to have a bluetooth 4.0.
Connection: To synchronize the keychain, you must activate bluetooth on the smartphone and place it on it.
Synchronization takes place through a dialogue between the keychain and the smartphone using bluetooth. Once the bluetooth is cut nothing works.
The process is quite long, first, we have to register then wait for a confirmation email which takes a while to arrive. Despite all of this,application is modern and easy to use.
Then you have to put Chipolo on your smartphone so that he can "chat with your phone".
Once everything is in place, the tracker is ready to use. The smartphone can locate it as long as it is within reach (60m max). We can make it ring or ring his phone shaking Chipolo, your choice! The application remembers the last place where it was able to synchronize with the tracker.
We can have multiple key rings and share them with family or keep them for yourself. The app will synchronize and locate the two without any problems.
Getting started and adaptation time
The grip is very fast and there is no adaptation time. You just have to wait for the GPS to locate us and locate the tracker.
I do not have not found any major faults apart from waiting for the confirmation email and sometimes random beeps of the keychain.
The ringing is not unpleasant and the beeps are rather discreet, especially if the keys are in a bag or jacket. The whole is very easy to use, to press on the keychain icon, it sounds ; shake the keychain is the ringing phone.
Only small downsides,application is entirely in English and it vibrates the smartphone quite regularly, if not a little too much. At least you're sure you don't forget anything.
Little more : the tracker function is available on their official website thanks to your identifiers.
Compatibility: iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
Application in French version available from March 2015 (source: Kubbick)
Food : CR 2025 flat battery, autonomy from 6 to 12 months depending on use
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
Tracking: GPS location of the keychain and the telephone.
What I liked : the design of the application and the keychain, the ease of use and the precision of the last place where the keychain was "seen".
What I did not like : The a little too frequent vibrations of the smartphone and the random beeps of the key ring. Note however that there is a feature on the application called "Quiet Zone" and which allows you to determine areas of silence where the application will send no signal or notification.
Chipolo remains a keychain very useful for people like me having tendency to lose everything and return everything to find. As he is no frills and very discreet, we don’t notice that it’s a smart health smart health connected object. Not bad to hide this pervasive defect. It's a nice gift for a special occasion like Valentine's Day is coming soon or just for the sake of pleasing.
Review Chipolo a smart health connected keychain that fulfills its promises!
Reviewed by Renaud
Design: The design is simple, beautiful and goes everywhere.
Application : Despite the fact that it is in English, the application is easy to use thanks to a modern and simplified design.
Features: Chipolo fulfills all the promised functionality. But it does not have the selfie function as does the Ti'Be keychain.
Use / Getting started: The use is very simple and accessible to all. Only the confirmation email takes a long time to arrive. The installation process takes a little time the first time but then everything is very fast.
Price quality : It is a good quality / price ratio because for around twenty euros you will not lose your belongings any more and the keychain seems to be of good quality. It does not miss any more that it is resistant to water.
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