HELP I LOST MY KEYS! Review of Lapa "Find" Tracker
GETTING STARTED WITH THE APP
First, you must download the free Lapa app from the Google PlayStore. This was simple and the app installed easily.
You attach the "Lapa" small transmitter to anything you want to keep safe. Then, if you misplace it, your use a free app to find them.
LOOKING FOR THE LOST ITEM
The product uses Bluetooth, which means that the range is only about 100-200 feet. For most occasions, that is probably good enough. The app tells you when you are getting close. Then, you can click a softbutton to have the Lapa start flashing and beeping.
HAVE THE WORLD HELP!
The really tricky feature about Lapa is that you can have the "world" help find it. You simply select the "REPORT" option. Then, if anyone running the app gets close to your device, it will report its location to you.
The biggest problem with this feature is that it will only be helpful if there are lots of Lapa users. At this time, I only see 5,000 downloads of the app, so this feature will probably not be that useful yet.
MY TEST: "LOSE" MY KEYS UNDER A FREEWAY!
To test this feature, I "lost" my keys under the 580/680 interchange, in Dublin, California. I reported this using the "REPORT" feature.
Let's see if anyone finds my Lapa!
So all in all, I found this to be a useful device to help find lost articles. The real trick, however, will be if anyone finds my keys under the freeway interchange.