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  # 1651608 15-Oct-2016 14:54
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blackjack17:
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The OP doesn't want to go into car mode, he wants to use the car as a token to unlock the phone. The NFC won't do it.

 



My phone Vodafone ultra will do smart unlock with nfc

 

Yes - just tested my Nexus 6 while it was sitting on a trusted NFC tag and the unlock screen was skipped. (Had to disable the face and location unlock first so I could check it accurately :)


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  # 1651615 15-Oct-2016 15:13
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Just ordered a six-pack of stickers for my own car - they're around $3 including p&p for a set of six from aliexpress or $13.80 incl p&p from trademe, so it depends how quickly you want them.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1651624 15-Oct-2016 15:39
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Those finder bluetooth units use BLE (Bluetooth low energy) much like your exercise braclet does.  While technically you can connect to them you have to put it in a specific mode, and so generally they cannot be paired.  Paired items use much more power and as such you will need it to be powered by a socket.  NFC is great but you have to take your phone out of your pocket.  I assume you do not have a bluetooth car kit built in?


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  # 1651628 15-Oct-2016 15:48
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Jabra Freeway. Battery lasts more than a month, pairs when you sit in the car, based on motion, and you can legally take phone calls while driving. Win

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  # 1651694 15-Oct-2016 20:23
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Yes, sorry, I forgot the NFC can be used as a token. But then you have to place the phone on a specific location, on a specific position... Bluetooth is a lot more flexible.





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  # 1651698 15-Oct-2016 20:51
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freitasm:

 

Yes, sorry, I forgot the NFC can be used as a token. But then you have to place the phone on a specific location, on a specific position... Bluetooth is a lot more flexible.

 

 

Fair enough - obviously not the solution for everyone, but I always put my phone in the same place in the car. There's a recess in the dash where it fits well while driving, and I installed a QI charger inside the dash so the phone wirelessly charges while it's sitting there. It bluetooth-pairs with the head unit for hands-free operation, but I'll put a tag in there as well to trigger some events independent of the head-unit.


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