Tile, the Bluetooth tracking chip, has released quite a few models over the last 12 months. Each model has slightly different features and benefits, which one is right for you depends how you plan on using it.
Below we have created the ultimate Tile comparison table, showing the differences between each type of Tile.
However part of the decision has been made for you as Tile have recently discontinued Tile Style and Tile Sport.
Tile Mate vs Tile Pro vs Tile Slim
|Tile Slim||Tile Mate (old)||Tile Mate (2018)||Tile Pro||Tile Style||Tile Sport|
|Colour||White||White||White||Black / White||Gold||Black|
|Range||30m / 100 ft||45m / 150 ft||45m / 150 ft||90m / 300 ft||60m/ 200 ft||60m / 200ft|
|Volume||82 db||88 db||119 db||128 db||98 db||98 db|
|Dimensions||54mm x 54mm x 2.4mm||35mm x 35mm x 6.2mm||35mm x 35mm x 6.2mm||42mm x 42mm x 6.5mm||37.5mm x 5.9mm||40mm x 5.9mm|
If this confuses you further here is a quick run through which Tile might be best for you:
Great for items that need a little more protection as this Tile has the best range and is the loudest. You can also change its battery.
This is your ‘everyday’ Tile, perfect for keys. It is second loudest in the range and has a good range. You can also change its battery.
The super Slim Tile is designed for wallets, laptop bags or iPad cases. Anywhere you want to track but don’t have much space. As this Tile is so slim Tile tell us it’s not possible to create a version with a changeable battery. However you can join their reTile program to get a new Tile for a reduced price.
What is Tile Premium?
You can also subscribe to Tile Premium adding the plan to any of these Tiles. Tile Premium adds these additional features:
- Automatic free battery replacement
- Smart Alerts – to let you know if you leave house without your keys for example
- Unlimited sharing
- 30-day location history
- 3-year extended warranty
- SMS support
Tile Premium costs £29.99 annually or £2.99 monthly and can be purchased in the app.
What about Alexa, Google Assistant & Siri?
All Tile models support them, you just need to set them up with the assistant. For example for Alexa you need to setup the Alexa Tile Skill. Once setup you can as “Alexa, ask Tile to find my keys”.