Apple announced yesterday it had expanded its Find My network to third-party companies, leveraging the power of hundreds of millions of Apple devices to help find a lost device or item.
New products from Belkin, Chipolo and VanMoof are coming “next week” that will leverage the Find My network.
Dutch e-bike manufacturer VanMoof shared a video yesterday showing how to set up Find My with its S3 and X3 models, offering the best look at the experience yet. Check it out below:
Bikes from VanMoof will have a sticker underneath the main frame that says “Locate with Apple Find My”. The video shows the set up of connecting the e-bike to the Find My app, then also locating it on a map and playing a sound, like you would in trying to locate AirPods or iOS or Apple devices.
It’s unclear how long battery life will last with Find My hardware on the VanMoof bike, but most likely it would be drawing energy from the bike’s onboard battery.
If Apple does hold a spring event as rumoured, expect to hear more about Find My and also the possibility of Apple’s own “AirTags” debuting.