I’m not a forgetful guy, but I do misplace things at times. Having been at the receiving end quite a few times, I know why it matters a lot to keep your stuff at the right place. But then again, mistakes do happen, and you can only minimize them!
Even though it may sound a bit odd to some, I’ve always appreciated the idea of keeping track of things like handbags, backpacks, keys and more to ensure they are readily available when you want them. That brings me to “Tile”–the Bluetooth-enabled tracker device designed to let you locate items using its companion iOS app.
Times when you can’t remember where you placed your stuff during long travel or rush time in the morning, this gadget can be super handy in letting you quickly locate the item.
If you’ve used Find My iPhone, you may find it quite similar in nature and functionality. Though not as advanced as Apple’s noted device tracking feature, Tile can be very useful for travelers or people in general.
How Does Tile App Work?
To get started with the Tile, all you need to do is install its official iOS app that’s available for free and supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. (The app is also available for Android devices running Android 4.4 (KitKat) or later)
After the installation, open the app and then add a Tile by following the instructions. Then after, it’s business as usual.
You can effortlessly track your missing stuff and play a ring to spot it without any hassle. You will also take the help of the map to find its last location.
And just in case, you are unable to locate your thing; you can mark it as lost and even take the help of the ever-growing community to find it.
The app lets you track multiple items. Moreover, you can subscribe to Tile Premium offers to get advanced features like Smart Alerts, Location History, and Unlimited Sharing. The pro version is available for a monthly or annual subscription ($2.99/month or $29.99/year.)
Find Your iPhone Using Tile App
Another notable thing about Tile is that it also helps you locate your iPhone. You can press it twice to ring your smartphone even if it’s on silent mode. Perfect for the folks who mistakenly place their iPhone and have to spend plenty of time to get it back.
Available in Several Models
Tile comes in several models. So, depending on your requirements, you can choose the gadget that can seamlessly fit your need. For instance, if you want to keep an eye on your key, you can select an ultra-portable Tile. And if you wish to track your suitcase, you will choose a slightly bigger gadget.
From a user’s perspective, I can’t help appreciating the fact that this Bluetooth-enabled device requires no maintenance at all. I mean, you don’t need to charge it regularly or replace its battery.
An all-new Tile lasts up to one full year. After that, you will need to upgrade. The company does offer you a discount through its replacement program.
Ideally, I would have liked to use the item tracking device longer. It would have been better and more cost-efficient if there was an option to replace the battery. However, there is one advantage of upgrading to the newer version is that you get to use the latest technology that’s a bit more secure and functional.
Tile may not present an innovative or out-of-the-box way of finding your misplaced things. However, it does get the job done. Whether you want to keep an eye on your backpack during travel or never wish to let your car key go out of sight so that you never get late for office, it can be worth having at your disposal.
While I’m pretty happy with what Tile has to offer, I would want it to have geofencing feature sooner than later. It would enable the pocket-sized device to send notifications to your iPhone even when you are out of its Bluetooth range. In more ways than one, geofencing would make it a complete item tracking device.
However, I don’t think the lack of geofencing feature is going to be a deal breaker for many people. It’s because most folks who use this Bluetooth tracker want to locate the nearby (mistakenly placed items). As Tile works reliably on this front, they would be pleased with it–if not overwhelmed!
If you wish to make the most of this Bluetooth tracker, now is the best time to grab it. Tile currently offers a whopping 45% discount on its Pro Series. As it’s a limited time offer, you should go for it without any delay.
What’s your take on this item tracking gadget and its companion app? Would you like to use them to locate things? Share your thoughts down below in the comments.
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.