Compare XY4+, Chipolo PLUS, and Chipolo CLASSIC

XY4+ has 4x Volume, 1.5x Range, and 5x Battery vs. Chipolo PLUS

Volume

Volume

XY4+
Chipolo PLUS
Chipolo CLASSIC
Decibels
112 db
100 db
92 db
Multiple
8x
2x
1x

(6db = 2x Volume)

Why it matters:
When you misplace your item, it is important for the attached finder to make the loudest sound possible so that you can easily find it.

How XY did it:
Improved buzzer amp by Diodes Incorporated and optimized buzzer piezo by Challenge Electronics.

Winner: XY4+

Range

XY4+
Chipolo PLUS
Chipolo CLASSIC
Distance
300ft (100m)
200ft (66m)
200ft (66m)
Multiple
3x
2x
2x

Why it matters:
A finder with a longer range is easier to locate with your phone at a greater distance. If your item is lost, our improved range gives other users in our crowd GPS a higher probability of helping you find your lost item.

How XY did it:
XY has integrated Skyworks's RF amp, and Dialog's 14585 Bbluetooth SoC into the XY4+ to increase its range. These key components not only allow us to broadcast with more power, but also help reduces packet loss at longer range.

Winner: XY4+

Battery Life

XY4+
Chipolo PLUS
Chipolo CLASSIC
Battery Life
5 year
1 year
6 month
Battery Type
Coin Cell (Replaceable)
Coin Cell (Disposable)
Coin Cell (Replaceable)
Multiple
5x
1x
0.5x

Why it matters:
A finder with a dead battery makes the item it is attached to nearly impossible to find. XY believes users should be allowed to replace the battery on their device and not be forced to "renew" every year. Chipolo's "renew" program means that their finders are effectively disposable or require an annual fee. Either way you look at it, Chipolo's business model causes more eWaste to be produced and substantially increases the cost of ownership to their users.

How XY did it:
XY has added a much more powerful replaceable battery to XY4+ in order to increase its battery life. Combined with the extremely efficient Dialog 14585 Bluetooth chip, the XY4+ can reach up to 5 years of battery life for your finder.

Winner: XY4+

Side by Side Technical Comparison: XY4+ and Chipolo

XY4+ is the industry’s best Bluetooth Finder. With the highest volume, longest range, and longest lasting battery, the XY4+ has no need to "reNew" or "reTile" after 12 months.
 
XY4+
Chipolo Plus*
Chipolo Classic*
Volume
112 db
100 db
92 db
Range
Up to 300ft (100m)
Up to 200ft (60m)
Up to 200ft (60m)
Battery Life
3-5 years
1 Year
up to 6 months
Replaceable Battery
Yes
No
Yes
Colors
8
6
6
Find Phone
Beep to find
Keep Near™
 
 
Crowd GPS
Size
1.5 x 1.75 x 0.39 inches
1.46 x 1.46 x 0.23 in
1.38 x 1.38 x 0.2 in
Weight
0.5 oz
0.25 oz
0.2 oz
Warranty
2 years
30 Days
30 Days
Subscription
Free
$15/year **
Free
Upfront Price
$35
$25
$25
5 Year Price
$35
$85
(4x renewals)
$30
(+10 $1 batteries)

* Data for Chipolo Plus and Chipolo Classic is based on published information from www.chipolo.net
** Chipolo Plus requires a "renew" after one year, which effectively means that an annual subscription is required