What is a Prox PRD® Phone Reminder Device?
Updated: Oct 23
The Prox PRD® is designed to alert you BEFORE you leave your phone behind. The Prox PRD is a simple (but internally sophisticated) engineering gem. Quite commonly referred to as the “App-less One-der” because there is no phone app required and all features are accessed through a simple one button control. This small, sleek Bluetooth® device was specifically engineered with the user in mind to create the optimal user experience. The Prox PRD has overcome the number one issue with Bluetooth® proximity alert devices… it is extremely reliable with little or no false alerts. The Prox PRD has also overcome the number two issue with Bluetooth® proximity alert devices where most other devices have a short battery life, the Prox PRD replaceable battery will last approximately one year.
Prox PRD® benefits over trackers
In addition to no phone app, the Prox PRD has no registration, no subscription, no tracking (no location services draining your phone’s battery AND 100% privacy), has a replaceable CR2032 battery included, and it is compatible with iOS 14.0 or later and compatible with Android 8.0 or later.
The fundamental number one benefit of a Prox PRD over a tracker is the basic concept of it is not tracking you. The Prox PRD does not collect any user data and therefore you can be assured your user data is not being sold.
Keep in mind that trackers don’t help you find your phone when it is out of Bluetooth® range, thus once you have left home, or left your office, or left the station, that tracker will not help you find your phone. Thus, it is exceedingly valuable to be alerted once you reach a certain distance from your phone.
Don’t let this happen to you:
1. Connectivity check (1 click)
If you want to know if your Prox PRD is turned on, or if it is connected or not connected to your phone, you can simply click the button one time. No LED light informs you the PRD is turned off. If you see a red LED, the PRD is turned on, but it is not connected to the phone (most likely your phone is not in proximity). If you see a blue LED, the PRD is turned on and is connected to your phone (which is in close proximity).
2. Remote selfie clicker (2 clicks)
One of the most popular Prox PRD features. With the cell phone camera app open, a double click will initiate taking a picture if “photo” is selected on the phone, or will start and stop a video if “video” is selected. Enjoy!
3. Adjust alert distance (3 clicks)
Every user is different and everyone’s environment is different. Clicking the button three (3) times will allow the PRD to go into alert distance adjustment mode with five (5) alert distance settings, represented by 1 to 5 beeps). The default alert distance has been extensively tested to alert you before forgetting your phone and leaving it behind in environments such as at home, at the office, in the car, or in a restaurant, store, hotel, etc. Different environments may have different alert ranges for the same alert distance setting. Do initial testing at the default alert distance before making adjustments. The PRD alerts before you get too far from your phone. Alert distance ranges can vary greatly and may be shorter or further for some phone models and environments, especially if both the PRD and phone are outside in an open space/area and there are no obstructions — e.g., buildings, walls, doors, trees, or even people.
4. Adjust alert tunes (4 clicks)
Again, every user is different and everyone’s environment is different plus some people can hear certain pitches but not other pitches. Clicking the button four times allows the user to select a different tune based on their preference. Alert tunes were designed to encompass a wide range of pitches to help with the hearing impaired or those working in industrial applications.
5. Home & Travel modes (5 clicks + hold)
The Prox PRD default setting is home mode where the PRD will only alert when the PRD is moving. This drastically reduces the number of alerts. In contrast, in travel mode, the PRD will alert when either the PRD or the phone are moving. Travel mode might be the mode of choice at an airport. To toggle this mode, click the button 5 times and then hold down the button until you hear a beep so you can then click to toggle. One beep represents home mode, two beeps represent travel mode.
6. Nap mode (hold button)
There are times when you might want to temporarily suppress alerts for a short period of time but you don’t want to have to worry about turning the PRD back on. The Prox PRD is programmed to allow you to suppress alerts for 15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour, or 2 hours. This could be extremely helpful when in a meeting or at church. When holding down the button wait to hear one, two, three, or four beeps to represent these time intervals. Release the button when you reach the desired nap time. Upon release of the button, you will hear the first few notes of “Rock-a-Bye Baby” informing you that you have successfully entered nap mode. Out of your meeting early before nap time has elapsed? No worries. Simply click the button once and the PRD will exit nap mode immediately.
Want to learn more? See the complete Prox PRD User Manual.