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and these fail pretty miserably at this basic function
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2017
Buggy and frustrating. Doesn't work.
Unfortunately I'm beyond return window now, because for the first month or two they did (kinda, with a lot of frustration) work.
I bought one for my wallet and one for my keys. When both are sitting next to my phone (location, bluetooth, etc. enabled), the app now just says both were "last seen 5 days ago" and helpfully suggests I ask the Tile community for help finding my stuff. WTF?
As you can imagine, if it can't locate them when they're next to each other, it can't locate them when they're hiding in some jeans in a drawer, or under some papers, which was basically the main use of these for me. I don't care about finding stuff I left on a train somewhere. I just want a dead simple way to find stuff I left somewhere in the house, and these fail pretty miserably at this basic function.
There are other things I could complain about -- like the requirement you have location on your phone for it to work at all -- but I'd be willing to deal with that annoyance if it could do the most basic thing it's supposed to -- find stuff in your house via Bluetooth.
I think that Tile got too obsessed with the fancy mesh-networking stuff and crapped out on the actually useful stuff.