6 reasons you need smart luggage

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BY N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE

New Delhi , March 13 (IANS) Your luggages can either make or break the overall trip experience. Though modern luggage’s are far superior, it still needs to be smarter to be in tune with the needs of the travelers.
Here’s why travelers need to shift their focus to connected suitcases with related gadgets. From mobile apps, GPS tracking to built-in scales, these features make the travel experience reliable, easier and controllable.
Shibu Kalayil, co-founder and Chief Product Officer, FOVERO shares six key reasons to invest in smart luggage for your next travel.

* Built-In Luggage Scales

If you are someone who loves stuffing the bags with souvenirs, then this feature is for you. The built-in digital weighing scales informs the traveler when to remove the additional items in the bag. The digital scales can be easily placed inside the suitcase to indicate the exact weight of the bag. This smart feature lets you avoid unnecessary charges and surprises at the luggage counter.

* Tracking and Alerts

Luggage security is one of the primary concerns of wanderlusts worldwide. Everyone understands that it is wise never to leave luggage unattended or in the vigilance of an unknown individual.
But what’s wiser is to carry luggage equipped with advanced lock features such as a GPS tracker. Pairing the smart luggage with respective apps enables the anti-theft or the proximity features.
Thus, making the travel secure and stress-free. Besides, the so-called companion apps share real-time information to phone about current flight details, the proximity of the bag in real-time and much more. One can easily connect via Bluetooth giving the traveler a great option to keep track of belongings as well as the flight status.

* Anti-Theft Protection

It is not just enough to have a lock and key to safeguard the valuables of your bag. Therefore, the smart luggage manufacturers brings the anti-theft feature to help travelers travel worry-free. This is enabled via app notification, alerts and alarm which are activated when the luggage is moved out of range or disconnected.

* On-The-Go Battery Packs

Smart luggage is a cool must-have for gadget nomads. This is because it comes with battery packs that let the traveler charge the gadgets on-the-go. Getting clearance for these battery packs at the airport is easy as they are TSA-approved. These packs can be accessed via a USB device and some even come with fast charging support. There is also the option to remove these battery packs from the smart luggage. These can be carried along without the need to have the suitcase around at all times.

* Airline-Compatible

Contrary to popular belief smart luggage is built in compliance with the airline regulations. Equipped with removable powerbanks which can be ejected from an external slot thus making it compliant to the safety regulations with power banks. Not just this, the smart luggage manufactured is compliant in terms of its hardware, battery, systems and the luggage size making it super convenient.

* Accommodating Designs

Smart luggage makes for not just a great travel accessory but they add to the style quotient too. Smart suitcases can be found in several colors and sizes. Besides, being well-made brands offer smart bags with a lifetime warranty. They are available in multiple configurations including the one for kids. The smart bags allow an easy and quick way to eject or remove the batteries. Thus, making for a thoughtful investment option for every traveler.
Smart luggage can be a great travel partner for seasoned travelers as well as amateurs. It gives that much-needed peace of mind while letting you enjoy. So, next time you book your flight tickets make sure to check for the travel insurance policy and get on with your smart suitcase to travel without any hassles.