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Tracking Your Luggage

The Barracuda luggage tracker has one goal: to bring peace of mind to all travelers around the world. Lost luggage is the main concern for travelers and our tracker helps make this a thing of the past.

The tracker is only intended for Air Travel. It is not recommended for any other context. This is because it uses GSM technology, which is not as accurate as conventional GPS. Furthermore, the device turns itself OFF when it detects movement, which is required to comply with avionics.

  1. Turn on your luggage tracker (if it doesn't turn on, see "Charging Your Luggage Tracker" below)
  2. Download the Barracuda App from Android´s Play store or IOS App Store
  3. Open the app, create an account and follow the prompts to register your luggage tracker
  4. That's it!

Important notes:

  • You DO NOT need to pair your phone with the tracker via Bluetooth
  • Your 30 day trial starts when you perform your first trace. You may wish to wait until you really need it before activating the trial

The Barracuda luggage tracker has a Rechargeable Battery that lasts over 15 days while the device is ON. This ensures that you will be connected to your tracker all the time, even if the flight has connections and your luggage is lost. As you prepare your luggage, please remember to charge your device using the USB cable. Connect it to a 110/220V charger or to a computer.

Note: Pushing the switch to the top turns the device OFF. Pushing the switch to the bottom turns the device ON.

Your tracker must be switched ON while charging. While charging, the red LED indicator will be constantly flashing. When the LED indicator changes from flashing red to steady green, your tracker will be fully charged. This may take up to 12 hours the first time, and up to 8 hours the following times.

When the green light is steady, it means that the device is fully charged. Please unplug the device, and switch the device OFF. Then turn the device ON again.

The green and red light indicators will blink for about 5 seconds as the device activates to the cellular network for the first time. Please keep the device steady during this initial process.

This activation with the mobile network may take up to 5 minutes.

Once the process ends you will be able to see your device activated in the Barracuda App.


You interact with your Barracuda luggage tracker through the Barracuda Mobile App, or through the Website App. To get started with the app, please download the Barracuda App from Android´s Play store or IOS App Store.

To register a new user,  please select Register at the login screen of the app. The Register button is located at the bottom of the screen.

Enter your personal information: First Name, Last Name, Email, Password and Mobile Phone Number.

Then, select “Register” in order to complete the registration process.

Users who forget their password have nothing to worry about. The Barracuda app will send you an authentication password to the email address associated with your account. Just select the “Forgot your password?” option at the login screen.


Once registered and logged in, you can associate Barracuda trackers to your account, refresh the battery level, buy Service Plans and refresh the location of  your device. You can also change your personal information.

When you log into the application, you will see the list of devices associated to your account. In case you don’t have any registered devices, the list will be empty as shown below.

To add your new Barracuda tracker to your application, press on the + icon in the top right corner of the screen. Simply give your device a name, e.g. Gold Barracuda, and enter the 8 digit device id at the back of your device.

Hit the + icon and you're all set!

From this main screen you can make a number of changes:

Each row corresponds to a Barracuda device, showing the device ID, last location date and time, last battery level inquiry date and time, device name and the icon showing the last battery level.

In order to associate a device with your Barracuda account, select (+) on the top of the main grid.

Then, enter the Barracuda Device ID number you want to associate and select Add.

To unassign devices on your account:

  • iOS: Just make a swap-left over the device you want to remove. Then press Delete.
  • Android: Tap and hold over the device you want to remove. Then tap “Unassign Device”.

To enter the menu, make a swap-right on the grid or select the menu icon at the top left of the view.


In order to track your luggage, you will need a service plan. Your Barracuda tracker comes with a FREE 30-day service plan. This FREE service period will begin when you track your device for the first time. You can purchase different service plans through the app, or through the website.


Tracking is done automatically once a service plan is initiated. Barracuda utilizes GSM technology to locate the device, which utilizes a mobile plan.

To refresh the location of your Barracuda device, first Tap on the registered device you wish to track in your Barracuda app. You will be taken to the Map View, where you will be able to:

Locate LugLoc Icon Small Locate your LugLoc by selecting the Tracking Icon

Battery Icon Small View your Device’s Battery by selecting the Battery Icon

Airplane Mode Icon Small Activate Airplane Mode by selecting the Airplane Mode Icon

Buy Traces Icon Small Buy Service Plans selecting the Shopping Cart Icon

Please note that service plans are activated the first time you refresh the device’s location. Thereafter, tracking is done automatically, and you can also refresh the location manually during the period of the Service Plan.

Tracking is done automatically. After refreshing the device location, you will be notified within 90 seconds with the location of your luggage at any commercial airport in the world. The location of your luggage will be displayed in the Map View. The location will be displayed inside a circular area, to help locate the airport at which the device is.

To track your luggage, first select the device you wish to locate, and then select the Tracking Icon Locate LugLoc Icon Small  .

The Barracuda app requires an internet connection to operate. Please ensure that you have Wi-Fi connectivity activated in your smartphone, or ensure that you have cellular data and/or roaming activated in your smartphone.

If your device is OFF, the Barracuda app will be in offline mode, and will not be able to track your luggage.


If your smartphone is compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy Technology, then you will be able to use this feature with your Barracuda tracker. The use of Bluetooth is very helpful in reduce worry, as it functions as a second level of security for your luggage.

When your device is in range with your smartphone’s Bluetooth, you will be able to perceive how close it is through the proximity sensor in the Barracuda app. As you get closer to the tracker, it will reflect in the app’s sensor.

With this functionality, you will be able to detect if your luggage comes towards you on the baggage carousel.

To activate the Bluetooth functionality of your tracker, log into your account and tap on the Bluetooth icon of the desired device Buetooth Icon Small


The Barracuda tracker was engineered to turn the device OFF when in flight, and turning it back ON once the plane comes to a full stop. The tracker is FAA, TSA and FCC Compliant, and was designed exclusively for Air Travel.

The tracker turns itself OFF automatically when in flight or in continuous motion. The device turns itself back ON once it stands still for 12 minutes. The Barracuda tracker complies with the most strict Airline Regulations, ensuring everyone’s safety.


The device shuts off when in flight or in continuous motion, reactivating itself when it lands. This means it can’t be detected when it is traveling. Once the device activates back ON it will receive any tracking requests and respond with its location.

You will receive a notification on your smartphone that your luggage was located within 90 seconds of the tracker turning itself back ON.


The battery level of your device is updated automatically. You will receive alerts when the battery reaches low levels. If you want to manually refresh the battery level of your tracker, please open the Barracuda App, select the desired device to check, and tap on the Battery Icon Battery Icon Small

When your trip is concluded, remember to turn OFF your Barracuda tracker. This will extend the battery life. A fully charged battery will last for 15 days. Remember to charge your device before your next trip.

Your Barracuda tracker is similar to any of your other electronic devices such as your cell phone, cameras and tablets. Please be sure to store it in a cool, dry place.

Similarly, ensuring its battery never fully discharges will extend its lifetime.