So here's the short answer: Chipolo Plus is water resistant and has a battery that will last a year, after which the Chipolo can be repurchased through our discounted renewal program. Chipolo Classic uses a replaceable standard battery but is not water resistant. They both cost $24.99.
Basically, you are choosing between a replaceable battery and water-resistance. Now, let's take a closer look at both models.
Chipolo Classic is an improved version of our original tracker. It is 5 mm thick (the thickness of a coin). It has an integrated button that can be double pressed to find your phone.
The Classic model produces a 92 dB sound. Which is less than Chipolo Plus, but still louder than our competitors. The loudness is, of course, one of the most important features of a Bluetooth Tracker, since in most cases you find your misplaced items using sound.
Chipolo Classic works with a standard replaceable battery, which lasts up to 6 months. The user can easily replace the battery on their own once it runs out.
Since the housing of a Chipolo Classic is designed to be opened, so that you can replace the battery, this model is not water resistant.
Chipolo Classic is available in black and white color.
This is the brand new version of our Bluetooth Tracker that was developed with your customer feedbacks in mind. Your need for a louder and water-resistant tracker led us to design the Chipolo Plus.
With a 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 a backpack has never been easier.
Chipolo Plus is slightly bigger than the Classic, but still conveniently small enough to be attached to your keys, dropped inside your wallet or stuck to the remote control.
The battery lifetime is 1 year. After that, you can participate in our discounted renewal program. You can recycle your Chipolo and upgrade it to the latest version available with a 50% discount.
The housing of the Chipolo Plus is sealed, making it water resistant. You can use it with your umbrella, backpack, bike or maybe even your pet (if you think that the Bluetooth range will be sufficient to track it). It also has an integrated button that can be used to find your phone.
Chipolo Plus is available in seven beautiful colors, all chosen with the latest trends in mind. They'll fit with your personal belongings so well, it'll have people thinking it's actually a fashion accessory.
If a replaceable battery is a must for you, go with Chipolo Classic.
But if water resistance, loudness and the option of yearly discounted upgrades to the latest model are more important, then definitely go with Chipolo Plus!