Could a Smartphone Track a Miniature RFID Tag Placed on a Golf Ball?

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Ask The ExpertsCould a Smartphone Track a Miniature RFID Tag Placed on a Golf Ball?
RFID Journal Staff asked 8 years ago
Is this use of the technology possible?

—Name withheld

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No. Smartphones might have a Near Field Communication (NFC) reader built in, but NFC readers are designed to provide a read range of only a few inches. Even if an interrogator were to utilize a passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) reader attachment, such as MTI‘s Mini Me model, the phone would not be able to supply sufficient power to attain much read range. A company known as RadarGolf offers a ball with an embedded transponder and a device capable of locating balls.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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