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Life360 Tracking Network to Use Hubble’s Satellite Bluetooth Technology

By Rachel Jewett | May 13, 2024

    A rendering of a Hubble Network satellite. Photo: Hubble

    The family location-sharing app Life360 is interested in Bluetooth from space. Life360 announced a non-binding letter of intent on Monday with Hubble to become the exclusive consumer application of its satellite Bluetooth technology.

    Hubble is a startup pursuing Bluetooth technology from space. The company recently announced its prototype satellite successfully received a Bluetooth signal. Hubble is aiming for a constellation of 96 satellites to be in orbit by 2028.

    The two companies hav a shared history — Hubble CEO Alex Haro is one of the co-founders of Life360 and is on the company’s board. 

    Life360 recently introduced plans for “Find with Life360” a global tracking network it plans to launch in 2025. Life360 said it will use a network of active devices using the app and Hubble’s satellites for global, location-based tracking, even outside of cellular coverage. The network is set to launch with Life360-owned tracking device company, Tile.

    Chris Hulls, CEO and founder of Life360, commented: “We believe the collaboration between Life360 and Hubble Network marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of location tracking technology. We’re providing consumers unprecedented access to global location tracking, ushering in a new era of peace of mind and security.”