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Meet Chipolo ONE - Feature-packed LOUD tracker

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Aside from the Chipolo CARD, we also got the Chipolo ONE. But, what's the difference?
Meet Chipolo ONE - Feature-packed LOUD tracker
Meet Chipolo ONE in classic and ocean edition

The Chipolo CARD is in a form of a card, while the Chipolo ONE features a large coin-like design. Both are Bluetooth-based trackers but this time, we're putting the spotlight on the Chipolo ONE.

Let's find out more about it!

Meet Chipolo ONE

Chipolo ONE and paper manual
Chipolo ONE and paper manual
Inside the Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition package
Inside the Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition package

We were able to receive two Chipolo ONE variants. First is the classic version and the other is the ocean edition. 

The Chipolo ONE classic arrives in a thick, brightly colored box with the product render in front. Meanwhile, the Ocean Edition comes in slim, recycled paper with the photo of the product imprinted on the box. 

Inside the boxes are the Chipolo ONE and its respective paper manuals.

The Chipolo ONE classic is made from lightweight plastic. It has a smooth feel but it's not glossy. For the classic, we got the red color. 

To put it simply, there is no difference between the classic and the ocean edition when it comes to the features. But, the Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition is made from recycled fishing nets. Its box is even made from recycled paper and is suitable for further recycling purposes. It's like buying a tracker for yourself and giving back to the ocean. In fact, for every purchase of Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition, a dollar is donated to the non-profit organization Oceanic Global in support of their ocean clean-up efforts.
Made from discarded fishing nets!
Made from discarded fishing nets!

To be honest, when the two are put side by side, you wouldn't notice that the ocean edition is made of recycled plastic pellets from discarded fishing nets. 

Similar to the Chipolo CARD, double-pressing the Chipolo ONE prompts it to produce a sound.

Both are thicker than the Chipolo CARD that we had. As mentioned, it's in coin form with the branding engraved in front. To give you a nice description of how small this is, I was able to fit the Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition inside my engagement ring's box.

Each Chipolo ONE also has a punch-hole on top of it so that users can easily attach their keys or lanyards to it. 
Six bright colors to choose from!
Six bright colors to choose from!

As a quick trivia, Chip + Colors = Chipolo (that's according to their website). There are six colors to choose from: blue, red, yellow, white, green, and black. 

All Chipolo can be used in either iOS or Android phones using the Chipolo app. 

Chipolo features:

1. Sharing - Share the Chipolo with your loved ones and help each other find it.
2. Widget - You can ring your Chipolo from your phone's home screen.
3. Community Search - The entire Chipolo community can help you look for your lost item.
4. Change Ringtone - Choose from different ringtones to set how your Chipolo rings.
5. Voice Control - Chipolo works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri.
6. Selfie - Use Chipolo as a wireless shutter for your phone’s camera.

Just like the Chipolo CARD, when connected to a smartphone, double-pressing the Chipolo ONE will ring the smartphone. This means we can use the Chipolo ONE to find our phones, too! (yay!)

The Chipolo ONE is also Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri compatible. So, if the voice command is your thing, this could be a nice feature. 
The Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition box is made from recycled paper
The Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition box is made from recycled paper

It also has the Out of Range alert feature. To recap, the users get a friendly notification from the Chipolo app when they leave their keys or any other item behind. The notification pops as soon as the user is getting out of range. 

If the Chipolo CARD is only advertised to last for a year, the Chipolo ONE is here to stay for an extra year longer. According to the package, the Chipolo ONE battery can last up to two years.
Different Chipolo ONE tags
Different Chipolo ONE tags

It's also replaceable! The Chipolo ONE uses a coin-shaped battery model CR 2032 that users can find in most shops selling regular AA batteries. When the battery runs out, users can replace it themselves in a few simple steps included in the paper manual. 

Of course, I tried to open the Chipolo ONE and check the battery. It's easy to open! You just need to find that little "slot" just beside the letter 'o' in the Chipolo branding. 

We can't gauge yet how long the battery lasts in real life but for sure it would depend on how frequently we use the Chipolo ONE.
Perfect for your keys!
Perfect for your keys!

As for its loudness, Chipolo ONE is much louder than the Chipolo CARD. The support page mentions that it uses up to 120 dB loud ringtone. It's loud that even if the Chipolo ONE is inside my closet, I can hear it "shouting" (hahaha). 

The Chipolo ONE also has an extra ringtone choice called "Summer is calling" aside from the six choices the Chipolo CARD offers: Chipolo (default), Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Merry Christmas, Pixel dance, and Dots & Dashes.

Despite the extra ringtone, we still feel we have limited ringtone choices. We wish we could have more through an update in the future.
Chipolo ONE ringtone choices
Chipolo ONE ringtone choices

It also has an IPX5 standard rating making it water-resistant. The Chipolo ONE has a 60 m connection range, too. Although, we feel like this is often dropped to 15 m since there are walls, trees, and other barriers impossible not to have.

Although it can survive a few splashes, be careful not to dip the Chipolo in a pool or a lake, because if you do, then say goodbye to your Chipolo ONE.  

Chipolo ONE Specs

Range: 60 m (200 ft - line of sight)
Battery: CR 2032, 2-year battery, replaceable
Compatibility - iOS 12 and later, Android 7 and later
Voice control: Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa
Thickness: 0.25-inch
Size: 37.9 mm
Price: PHP 1,490 and PHP 1,690 (Ocean Edition)

Quick thoughts

Feature-packed LOUD tracker
Feature-packed LOUD tracker

Chipolo ONE is indeed a feature-packed LOUD tracker. Each Chipolo user gets the in-app features for free. And when we say features we mean: Out of Range Alerts, unlimited share feature, selfie feature, change the ringtone, last known location displayed on the map, voice-controlled on Google Assistant, Amazone Alexa, & Siri, and phone widget available for the home screen.

We could be asking for more ringtones but losing our valuables is more of an issue than getting more ringtone choices. 

Chipolo ONE is available in all Digital Walker stores and online in Lazada and Shopee. We believe there's more you can save if you'll get the bundle of four packages for only PHP 4,990 available in Digital Walker LazMall and ShopeeMall.

The Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition is available in Digital Walker's Shopee Mall as well.

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