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MYNT ES Bluetooth tracker: Lower price, same old Bluetooth tracker issues

Over the years we’ve reviewed probably a dozen or so Bluetooth trackers. These are small devices that are meant to clip onto or slip inside something that you absolutely don’t want to lose. An accompanying iPhone app pings the lost item, which makes a noise so that it’s easier to find it. Sounds good, right? Well, most of these trackers are somewhat expensive, need to be recharged or thrown away when they lose power, and beep too quietly to be heard. The MYNT ES ($14.49, Amazon affiliate link) tracker is a new device that is supposed to challenge all of these downsides.


Like most trackers, the MYNT ES is thin (about 1/8th inch) and light (.2 oz/6 grams). It’s made of black or white plastic, and has a hole on one end so that it can be clipped to a key chain or a knotted string. 

The iOS app is used to pair the MYNT ES to your phone, making it easy to tap a button and listen for the little tune that is played by the MYNT to find whatever it is attached to. It works the other way as well; press the MYNT ES and your iPhone pings so you can find it.

That app works similarly to the way that a lot of other tracker apps work; if you lose something, you can denote it as being lost in the app. If anyone with the MYNT app on their iPhone or Android phone happens to walk by your MYNT ES, you get an indication of the location of where your lost item is. The more people who own a MYNT device, the higher the probability that someone will walk past your lost item and that you’ll get that all-important notification. 

Some devices I’ve tested require battery replacement twice a year, while others need to be plugged in for a monthly recharge. The MYNT ES works off of a common CR2032 button battery for a year and is easily user-replaceable. 


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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.