09/06 2018

Tool Tracker Comparison: ToolTags vs. Milwaukee® TICK™ and DEWALT Tool Connect™

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A Quick Tool Tracker Comparison:  ToolTags vs. The “Other Guys…”

 

ToolTags

Pricing for ToolTags QR Tracker Tags *

  • $50.00/mo. (50 tags)
  • $100.00/mo. (100 tags)
  • ToolTags pricing can be scaled on an unlimited basis.

 

 

A QR Code and GPS enabled equipment tracking app, available on both the iOS and Android mobile platforms.

Uses small, durable and self-adhesive stainless steel tracking tags. Doe not ever require a battery or any kind of “power.”

Uses a combination of tracking technologies, and allows for an unlimited range when it comes to tracking tools and other equipment. Also track consumables.

Is 100% universally compatible with all tools, equipment, devices and consumable materials. ToolTags can be implemented anywhere, to track virtually anything!

(source: https://www.tooltags.co/)

 

 

Milwaukee® TICK™

Pricing for Milwaukee® TICK™ Trackers *

  • $19.97 (1 pack)
  • $799.00 (50 pack)

 

 

A Bluetooth® Tool and Equipment Tracker the utilizes the ONE-KEY™ network.

Requires a Milwaukee® TICK™ Tool and Equipment Tracker device for each item being tracked.

Can only provide location updates when within a 100ft range of any phone with the ONE-KEY™ App.

TICK™ tracking is powered by a coin cell battery, which must always be on for tracking purposes.

Bluetooth® functionality requires a constant power source, and thus, a batter in each and every tool being tracked via a Milwaukee® TICK™ device – a cost that ads up over time.

Tools can only be tracked via the Milwaukee® ONE-KEY™ App.

(source: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/48-21-2000)

 

 

DEWALT Tool Connect™

Pricing for DEWALT Tool Connect™ Tags **

  • $32.87 (1 tag)
  • $449.00 (25 tags)
  • $898.00 (50 tags)

 

 

Tool Connect™ is an inventory management system with integrated Bluetooth® functionality.

Only supports specific tools (i.e. Tool Connect™ Products).

Requires a Tool Connect™ Tag for each item being tracked.

Only connects when within 100 ft or less of a Tool Connect™ enabled device.

Bluetooth® functionality requires a constant power source, and thus, a batter in each and every tool being tracked via a Tool Connect™ Tag – a cost that ads up over time.

A battery that has to be replaced – over and over – as it is drained over time.

(source: https://www.dewalt.com/jobsite-solutions/tool-connect)

 

 

ToolTags Takes the Win!

The choice is clear, and when it comes to tracking your tools, equipment and consumables, it’s ToolTags! Plus, ToolTags, unlike other tool tracking apps and tag solutions, offers proprietary QR tracking tags – which can only be purchased directly through the company at ToolTags.co. Pricing is based on ToolTags’ current monthly subscription rates as of 9/6/2018 (https://www.tooltags.co/).

 

 

Notes

* Milwaukee® TICK™ Tool and Equipment Tracker device pricing is based on the retail cost at HomeDepot.com, as of 9/6/2018 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-ONE-KEY-TICK-Tool-and-Equipment-Tracker-48-21-2000/300859175).

** DEWALT Tool Connect™ tag pricing is based on the retail cost at HomeDepot.com, as of 9/6/2018 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Bluetooth-Tag-DCE041/301918401?irgwc=1&cm_mmc=afl-ir-78091-456723- , https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Bluetooth-Tag-25-Pack-DCE041-25/301918359?keyword=DCE041-25&irgwc=1&cm_mmc=afl-ir-78091-456723-).

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