There are quite a few Bluetooth trackers on the market, all designed to help you keep track of your keys, wallets or generally anything!
Market leader Tile has just given their bestselling product, Tile Mate, an impressive update.
What does Tile Mate do?
Tile is a Bluetooth tracker, if you have heard of Tile you will probably know its ‘controversial feature’ – on previous models the battery was not changeable. This was done for many reasons but mainly to create a reliable product. As the biggest downfall of most of these products is the battery.
Fast forward to today and sustainability is key, even in smart home tech. Tile listened and created the updated Tile Mate – the first Tile with a changeable battery.
The battery is a standard CR1632 and will last 12 months, as before if the battery is low it will let you know. If you subscribe to the Premium service, it will even send you a replacement battery.
When updating the design, Tile also boosted the features, it is now louder than before and has an impressive range of 45 Meters.
The new Tile Mate still features a lost mode, if you mark an item as lost in the app other users apps can update you on its location.
How easy is it to setup?
Very simple, setup is done by pressing the tile and opening the app. The app then activates the tile and its ready to go.
To setup with Alexa or Siri there are a few additional steps but again nothing complicated.
What’s the connectivity?
Tile works via Bluetooth LE.
It also connects to a range of smart home assistants (Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri) allowing you to ask them to find your keys. Great if you cant even find your phone and need to find your keys!
How much does Tile Mate Cost?
Tile Mate cost £20 or a 4-pack for £54.99. This is good value for money if you consider how much time is often wasted looking for lost items.
Tile also have a service called Tile Premium, this includes a range of additional features for example notifications if you leave home without your keys.
Premium also includes free automatic battery replacement and costs £30 a year or £2.99 a month and can be purchased in the app.
You can buy the new Tile mate on Amazon.
What’s it like living with Tile Mate?
Tile is brilliant!
We gave the new Tile Mate a good test – the range is spot on as advertised and the volume very handy.
What are our final thoughts?
Great evolution of an already good product. We are often losing our keys and Tile solves the problem. Now with the changeable battery this truly deserves 5*.
For more information or to buy a Tile check out Amazon.