You're probably reading this because you are thinking about getting yourself a Chipolo, but cannot decide between the two models we are offering on the web store. That's ok, we're here to help.
So, here's a short answer:
Chipolo Plus is water resistant and works on 1-year-lasting battery with renewal program. Chipolo Classic has a replaceable standard battery but is not waterproof. They both cost the same.
Basically, you are choosing between replaceable battery and water-resistance. Now, let's take a more detailed look in both models.
This is our brand new version (October 2016) of a Bluetooth Tracker that was developed with our customer feedbacks in mind. Their desire for a louder and water-resistant tracker lead us to design Chipolo Plus.
With 100 dB sound, it is the loudest Bluetooth Tracker on the market. Finding misplaced items that are covered under piles of clothes, hiding in a drawer or backpack has never been easier.
Chipolo Plus is slightly bigger than the Classic, but still conveniently small enough to be attached to keys, dropped inside your wallet or stuck to the remote control.
The battery lifetime is 1 year. After that, you can participate in our renewal program. It enables you to recycle your Chipolo and upgrade it to the latest version with 50% discount.
The housing of Chipolo Plus is sealed, which makes it water resistant. This enables you to use it on your umbrella, backpack, bike or maybe even your pet (if you think that the range of Bluetooth can be enough to track it). It also has a button which can be used to find your phone. The button is placed in the middle of the Chipolo, where the Chipolo Classic has it at the 'olo' of Chipolo.
Chipolo Plus is available in seven beautiful colors which are chosen with latest trends in mind. They will look so good with your personal belongings that people will think it's actually a fashion accessory. The colors are: Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Ocean Blue, Mint Green, Coral Red, Lemon Yellow and Rose Quartz.
Chipolo Classic is improved version of our initial version of the product. It is 5 mm thick (like the size of a coin). It has a button which can be used to find your phone. The button is placed at the 'olo' of Chipolo, where the Chipolo Plus has it in the middle.
The Classic model produces a sound of 92 dB. This is less then Chipolo Plus, but still more than competitors’ volume. The loudness is, of course, one of the most important features of a Bluetooth Tracker, since in most cases you find your misplaced items by sound.
Chipolo Classic works on a standard replaceable battery (CR2025) which lasts up to 6 months. You’ll get an extra one in a box, so you will be covered for a whole year.
Since housing of Chipolo Classic is designed to be opened in order to replace the battery, this model is not water resistant.
This model is available in black and white colors.
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Image Chipolo Classic: