Wimbag: The luggage tracker.
Wimbag: The luggage tracker.
Wimbag is a small tracking device that allows you to know in every moment what's happening with your luggage.
Wimbag is a small tracking device that allows you to know in every moment what's happening with your luggage. Read more
About this project
Losing your luggage is an annoying unexpected event which usually brings out the worst in you:
- You get annoyed and disappointed.
- You worry about your belongings.
- You get angry with the airline attendant who is managing complaints.
Every year, 26 million bags get lost around the world. And what is even more disturbing, 1 million of them are never got back.
Wimbag keeps an eye on your luggage, so you don’t have to worry about it and just enjoy your trip. We can't guarantee you won't lose your luggage, but we can give you our word that you'll have it back as soon as possible.
Wimbag is a small device that allows you to keep track of your luggage at all times. Just place it inside your bag before closing it, and you will be able to see its exact location in real time. You will also receive helpful alerts on your phone if your suitcase gets away from you, in case of unauthorized opening, or if your bag arrives at the wrong airport.
Wimbag power comes from a 1000mAh battery that allows the tracker to keep working continuously for about 5 days, which should be enough to have your luggage back in most cases. Besides, the charging port is a typical micro USB port, so you can use your phone power adapter or the included USB cable to charge it from your PC.
What happens if you lose your bag? Ok, it's better for all of us if nobody loses anything ;-) However, we are currently working hard to achieve agreements with the main airlines, in case it unfortunately happens. With Wimbag you can directly manage your baggage recovery from your own smartphone, without any annoying delay in your trip.
Our Wimbag APP is a really useful way to check the exact position or the registered alerts of your tracker at all times. Actually, you don´t have to worry if you are not provided with WiFi access in the foreign country you´ve just arrived in. If you want to avoid those roaming fares for your phone, you can still receive alerts via SMS which notify you of any loss or unauthorized opening immediately.
Wimbag vs. Wimbag PRO
In Wimbag we know that there are clients with other needs, which we would also like to cover. We also have a professional version available. But what's the difference? Wimbag uses GPRS technology to triangulate your position, which is accurate enough to find without error in which airport your luggage is. Besides, it locates it on the map within an area of one square kilometer.
For some kind of professionals it might also be interesting to keep track of their goods outside the airport, during ground transportation. For these cases we have developed a professional version which includes a high precision GPS/GNSS. Just keep in mind that GPS won't work inside buildings or on the plane during your flight.
Why do we need your help?
During the last year, we've developed several prototypes to showcase Wimbag to the main airlines. We want help them offer you a better travel experience by making it easier for you to keep track of your luggage and find it if it’s lost.
The money we raise in our campaign will be used to pay the moulds for manufacturing our new amazing enclosures. Besides, having the capacity of manufacturing a lot of electronic items at once will allow us to offer you better prices.
Santiago Álvarez: Wimbag CEO and responsable for electronic design. Telecommunication engineer with 6 year experience in hardware developing for sensing and positioning purposes. Passionate traveler and entrepreneur in all senses.
Lucía Taboada: Our amazing marketing and communication manager. Founder of diarioazafata.com. Ex-flight attendant. She now lives with her feet on the ground, where she has acquired great experience in marketing and social network managing. She has also worked as an online marketing manager for Inditex.
Álvaro Baeta: Design manager responsible of our new incredible enclosures. You may not believe it, but he is actually a chemical engineer with a secret passion for art and design.
Risks and challenges
Wimbag technology is completely finished and tested. However, we need some time to complete manufacturing of the first units.
Our main challenge is to make the moulds for manufacturing our new enclosures and make sure everything fits perfectly.
After that ,we need to obtain CE certification, which doesn't depend on us and might be delayed due to external reasons.
However we will still continue on shipping trackers to you in June, or July at the very latest. Just be patient, we'll keep you updated.
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