After having read many favorable reviews, and finding myself frustrated with how often I was missing out on trackable items, when using an app on my phone, I decided to give it a try.
My first impressions were favorable. The setup process wasn’t quite as smooth as the direction would have you believe; the Force refuses to let you set it up until it has been fully charged, whereas the instructions claim you can go thru setup while it is charging. Whatever, one time annoyance, not that important.
What is turning out to be extra annoying is how deceptive their claim of “water resistant” is…I don’t expect to be able to go diving, but I expected at least $5 Timex levels of water safety, but it turns out you really should take the Force off anytime you are around more water than a sneeze. Which of course means that when I take it off to wash my hands after dealing with another cat poop issue, I forget it, and another day ends up without 90% of the day tracked, so no better utility than a tracker app on an iPhone. Really worse, since I never leave the house without my phone, and have pockets where the phone lives when I’m doing things like washing my hands.
It gets worse though…it turns out 75% of the features they list on the box are only available with an additional yearly subscription. The longer I have it, the less impressed I am.
It does have a nice physical design though.