This week we saw the network launch search, with which Apple wants to integrate into the application of the same name all kinds of third-party accessories to be able to locate them easily as we already do with the company’s devices.
It’s still early days, but we already have a few first brands that have already caught the bandwagon. We will see which products are those that can be located from this week with the U1 chip of the most modern Apple devices.
Find my pioneers: Belkin, VanMoof and Chipolo
The first product is the one you can see in the image above: VanMoof Electric Bikes are integrated into the Search network in the two models in their catalogs, the S3 and the X3. One of these two models is chosen according to our size, and the base price starts at 1,998 dollars with charger and mounting kit included.
These bikes are distinguished by their finishes, maximum speed of 25 km / h in accordance with the legislation of many cities and an automatic gear change motor. Its autonomy goes up to 150km in optimal conditions and its battery has a capacity of 504 Wh.
Chipolo has created a special edition of his tag, called Chipolo ONE Spot, which integrates with Apple’s search network. It will be a competitor of the AirTag when it goes on sale in June. It will have a hole to be placed on our keychain and we can buy them in packs of multiple units if we want.
If you don’t mind this integration with the Busca network, Chipolo already sells iOS compatible beacons that use their own location network to locate themselves. You can find them on Amazon at 22.50 dollars each.
Finally, we have the wireless headphones Belkin SOUNDFORM Freedom True Wireless Headphones, competitors of AirPods but which will also be integrated into the search network in order to be located as with Apple headphones. In this case, what is found is the charging box and not the headphones at an individual level.
These headphones feature active noise cancellation and up to 8 hours of battery life, which drops to 28 hours if you combine the batteries of the headset with that of the charging case. Said case, moreover, can be charged by induction. The next generation compatible with Apple’s search network will be launched this spring.
Over the weeks, we will see more and more products joining this network, starting with some headphones from the Beats range, as has already been confirmed. Your advantage: the privacy behind the Apple ecosystem in the face of doubts that may arise from third-party company tracking systems.