No doubt the AirTag It has become fashionable. A tiny Apple device that is going to be sold like hotcakes. I'm sure. A tracker integrated into Apple's "Search" ecosystem, with a battery that lasts a year, and costs 35 Euros. Assured success.
Among all the "bullshit" they are doing to poor AirTag in YouTube, we have found a very interesting video. They have simulated the theft of a bicycle, which had a hidden AirTag. Have they found it?
A bicycle shop wanted to test whether it is worth hiding an AirTag in a bicycle, and thus be able to locate it if it is stolen. For 35 Euros, you had to prove if it is effective in case of theft, and always carry it hidden on the bike. And the truth is that they found her.
The store started by configuring an AirTag as a bike, and then taped it under the saddle on a bicycle parked outside the store. A "suspected" thief took his bike to an unknown location. They waited 10 minutes, long enough for the "thief" to be away from the store, and began the search.
They got the first location 8 minutes after the alleged robbery, and a second after 20 minutes. The relatively long intervals probably reflect the fact that it was a small population, so relatively few people were on the street at the time. Furthermore, the 'thief' kept moving, so the only chance for a location update was in the fleeting moments when the bike passed close enough to a iPhone as if to convey their presence.
And nail few locations They were able to tell where the bicycle thief was headed, and guess which paths he might choose as they went. In a more populated city, they would have had less ability to predict where the thief was headed, but the location would have been much more accurate, having found many more iPhones along the way.
It took half an hour to locate the stolen bike
The third location occurred 26 minutes after the "robbery", and a fourth at 33 minutes. The bicycle was located in a residential area, and it was localized physically a half hour after being robbed.
Apple does not advertise AirTag as an anti-theft device, but it can certainly be put to that use without any problem. So more than one is going to hide it is his bicycle, scooter or car, without a doubt.