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Offline judyrans

Air Tags
« on: July 11, 2023, 02:14:48 am »
A search for “Air Tags” didn’t turn up anything in the forum so I thought I would add this information. I bought a set of four Air Tags. I bought one of these,  . Elevation Lab TagVault Bike V2 - The Waterproof AirTag Bike Mount | Titanium Security Screws | Hidden Under Bottle Cage, Anti-Theft, Amazon.com: Elevation Lab TagVault Bike V2 - The Waterproof AirTag Bike Mount | Titanium Security Screws | Hidden Under Bottle Cage, Anti-Theft : Electronics

I put an Air Tag in the “vault,” and attached it with the titanium water bottle screws. This way I would know where my bike was if the airline “lost” it. I also placed Air Tags in my suitcase, carry-on (which ended up being taken away at the gate), and my personal item. As it turned out the Air Tag on the bike was most useful for the return trip.

The original plan was for my fellow rider to put our bikes in his van, the sag wagon, and haul them back to Salt Lake City. His next-door neighbor died and he had to speak at his funeral. So, he parked his van in secure storage in New Orleans, flew to SLC, spoke at the funeral, flew back to N.O., and drove back to SLC. Thanks to the Air Tag, I knew exactly where my bike was.

I was a bit puzzled when it seemed stuck at the bike shop in SLC. Since I knew where it was, I called the shop and asked why it was taking so long. The bike shop employee said both of their mechanics had been sick in the hospital. But the bike was now all packed up and she was about to take it to FedEx. She sent it on second-day air, so it cost $200. Ouch!

I left the Air Tag Vault on my bike in case of theft. I’ll replace the battery before this trip.

Offline Ty0604

Re: Air Tags
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2023, 12:30:24 pm »
I have something similar on my bike. Different kind of under the cage waterproof AirTag holder. 2 things to keep in mind… If someone steals your bike and they have an iPhone it’ll let them know that an AirTag is following them and it’ll start beeping eventually. Secondly, the AirTag will notify you when the battery needs to be changed, usually several weeks before it dies, so if it’s not notifying you right now, no need to change it. The AirTag takes a common CR2032 battery that you can find almost anywhere, including places like Dollar Tree and gas stations.
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