Tile Mate (2016) - 1 Pack - Discontinued by Manufacturer, EC-06001, White
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- The world’s best selling Bluetooth tracker just got 25 percent smaller. Tile Mate easily loops onto keychains or attaches to anything you don’t want to lose so you can find it fast
- See where you had it last. The easy to use, free tile app remembers the last time and place it saw your tile, so if you left it somewhere, you’ll always know where to look
- Battery life: One year from shipment: Charging: None All activity measurements and calculations are estimates. Accuracy is affected by various factors including physiology, location of device, and different movements
- Use your smartphone to make your tile mate ring when it’s nearby. Your tile isn’t where you left it. You can anonymously enlist help in the tile community. With over 5 million tile devices sold, it is the world’s largest lost and found network
- Find your phone. Can't find your phone: Simply double press the button on your tile mate to make your phone ring even on silent; Water resistant: Upto IP57 standards. Sound: 88 decibel melody
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From the manufacturer
Keep track of your keys, bags or anything else with Tile Mate, the little Bluetooth tracker that’s primed to find.
The Easy Way to Find Your Things
Get Help Finding from Alexa and Google Assistant
Clip it to keys. Stash in a bag. The sky’s the limit. With Tile Mate, if you can attach it, you can track it.
The Tile app seeks. The Tile Mate finds.
Ring your things, track a last known location and manage your Tiles with the Tile app, the latest in item‑finding innovation.
How Tile Finds
Ring your things.
Find lost items with your phone. If your Tile is within the 100-foot Bluetooth range, it will play a loud tune until you find it.
Find your phone.
Double press the Tile button to make it ring, even when it's on silent.
Last place seen.
Keep your Tile app running in the background and it will remember the last place and time you had your item.
Activate Community Find.
Connect to the world's largest lost-and-found community, where everyone using the app within range of your lost item can update its location for you.
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I bought a few of these and love them, but one just ran out of battery so I took it apart. I was pleasantly surprised to find a CR2032 button cell, I buy my coin batteries in bulk from Amazon.
No soldering was involved.
The speaker is located to the right of the key ring hole, if the Tile's speaker fails to work after taking it apart just push in( on the speaker side). I suppose some 30awg wire can be soldered to hardwire the speaker contacts, It wasn't necessary, but it's an option if you can't get the speaker contacts to line up again.
I'm just going to purchase one of those leather cases so I won't need to reseal the Tile completely.
I only used a very small dab of glue on each corner so it'll be easier to open up again for next time.
The Tile system uses bluetooth to communicate between the Tile and the app on your phone. This limits the range of the device and provides only proximity detection. To resolve this problem, when locating a Tile device, the device plays a sound. Since the Tile device is not rechargeable and does not take a replacement battery, some thought had to be put into how to extend the battery life. A constant connection between the phone app and the tile is infeasible to maintain over the course of a year on a single battery.
The unfortunate end result is that the Tile system only irregularly connects to and can locate Tile devices. Standing in my kitchen with my phone in one hand and the Tile device in the other, the bluetooth did not connect and would not locate the Tile device.
At a larger scale, the GPS location of a Tile device is imprecise as well. As a test, I ensured that a Tile was connected to my phone via BlueTooth. I then left the tile in my car in long-term parking at the airport while I was gone on a trip. When I returned, I attempted to use the last known position function. The end result? The position wasn't close. If I had, say, dropped my keys the functionality would have been useless.
If the Tile were a one-time purchase, this inexact location system would be helpful. But as an expensive, annual subscription for new devices? It is nearly useless in practice.
I find this whole system ridiculous because there is no easy way to replace these batteries. I understand that batteries run out but how about making it easy for the consumer to change them INSTEAD OF HITTING THEM AGAIN WITH ANOTHER CHARGE. I will never buy another one of these again. You can’t tell me there’s no way of making a tile that can be changed easily. We put a man on the moon, people. Figure it out.
Dropped my keys on a bike ride home, didn't find out till I got there. Went to check Tile, and IT SAID MY TILE WAS LAST SEEN 4 DAYS AGO. The one time I needed it, it failed. I chose Tile because I thought it was reliable, and attached it to my BMW and mail key, which together cost $200+ to replace!
I wrote this review in the 30 minutes I've that Tile Support has been "helping me" on chat.
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Two stars because it sometimes did what it claimed. Just not when it was needed.
The only things I don’t like are that because of the non replaceable battery, you have to replace the tile when the battery runs out ( about 12-15minths) and more annoying is that the app keeps telling you that the tile will soon need replacing, from about 10 months!! My tiles have all lasted WAY OVER a year but I guess you don’t want to leave it too long and find out, too late, that there’s no signal.
I don't really see why 'smart alerts' (eg, give me a notification when I leave Bluetooth range of my Tile) requires a subscription - that could be done entirely on my own device and therefore wouldn't cost Tile anything to maintain. Tile also has a feature where if your tracker is lost you can use crowdsourced data from other Tile users to locate your tracker on a map - this feature is free, even though it costs Tile money to keep working (server costs). In my opinion it seems a bit backwards and if I knew I'd have to pay a regular fee for the one feature I actually wanted I would've gotten a different brand of tracker.
I'm giving the Tile two stars as the Bluetooth range is good and that's about as far as the praise goes. This model has a 'permanent' battery which is wasteful and seems like a way of getting more money out of people; obviously Tile Premium (the monthly subscription which only gives you basic features) is their new way of getting a regular income and that's why they've switched to replaceable batteries on the new models.
If you often put something down in your house and then forget where you've left it, this could be for you. Otherwise, there's really not much point.
Once received the high quality packaging really enhanced and benefited the experience.
Next the set up in my opinion is great and effortless.To set up you have to just download an app,turn on Bluetooth and the device does the rest.
Within the easy to use app you may find some very unique and interesting features such as the find my phone button which allows you to press a button from your tile which will result in your phone making a noise for you to locate it.
Battery life is great and I have had 0 issues with this product.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for high quality and great value for money!
Lo que no me gusta de Tile Mate, es que es un localizador "caduco", me explico: Al pasar un periodo de tiempo concreto la batería se agota y tienes que reemplazarlo. Esperaba que, al igual que el "Keysmart pro", el Tile Mate fuera recargable. El hecho de que no lo sea, es el motivo por el que le faltan dos estrellas en mi valoración, ya que considero que es una deficiencia muy importante.
Tile Sport or Style are far better in this respect. You can hear them.