The range will be smaller in heavily built up environments like downtowns of large cities and larger in more rural area. In our tests, we typically experience a range of 2-4 miles in more suburban areas like San Jose and a range of 1-2 miles in more urban areas like downtown San Francisco.
For on-demand location applications where you are searching for the lost item infrequently (less than once per day) you should see a battery life of 3-4 months. The number of location updates before needing to recharge is approximately 800. So if you were to check the location every 10 minutes continuously during the day, you would have to recharge the battery after about 11 days.
Once an Iota is linked to your user account, it can't be used on the Home Base network unless you release it from your account. This makes the Iota of very little value to a thief. Additionally, an alert can be sent to your smartphone if the Iota is tampered with.
Unfortunately, we are only supporting it in US right now. A major reason for this is different regulatory restrictions in different countries. We plan on expanding to other countries in the future, please stay tuned for our updates.
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