Google is working on a location tracker to compete with Apple’s AirTags or Tile’s solutions. It Be informed Jakub Wojciechowski (Jakub Wojciechowski), developer discovered the matching setting in Fast Pair framework. It is used to quickly pair Bluetooth devices.
The codename Grogu is being used to develop the tracker. This is Baby Yoda’s name from Star Wars’ Mandalorian series. There are other names, GR10 or Groguaudio. Google Nest is responsible for the project. Although this does not necessarily mean the final product will be sold under the Nest branding, Mr. Wojciechowski stated that the tracker will come in a variety of colors. He will also get a speaker like the Apple AirTag.
Grogu will be able to support both the Bluetooth LE (and UWB) protocols. The same source is certain. UWB technology, which is also supported by the Google Pixel 6 Pro or 7 Pro smartphones, offers advantages over Bluetooth. It allows you to estimate the distance to an object and its direction more accurately than Bluetooth. However, the presence of the UWB module in the tracker is not necessary for its operation — the object can be found using Bluetooth alone.
Wojciechowski indicated that the Grogu announcement can be made at the Google I / O Conference in May. The tracker is expected to be on the market in the fall.