One of our favorite Bluetooth trackers.
Tile is current one of T3’s favorite Bluetooth trackers – it’s a subtle way for to track your luggage or your keys which can be useful especially for blokes like me who tend to forget when I place them.
While we said that Tile is a decent product for tracking your things, the only drawback it had is that the battery isn’t replaceable meaning that you would need to discard the device once the battery gets used up. Tile offers a discount if you would want to buy another one, but the ability to change batteries is still the better option.
Which is why Tile is now introducing the new versions of its Tile Mate and Tile Pro Bluetooth trackers with support for interchangeable batteries. Along with that, the new trackers now have better range and can even ring in a louder volume.
CJ Prober, Tile CEO, said, “Listening to our customers plays a huge role in our development process, and we’ve consistently received one request: the desire for a replaceable battery. With the new Mate and Pro, we’re excited to introduce our first-ever replaceable battery model and our best-performing Tiles ever.”
The batteries for the new Tile Mate and Tile Pro should still last you about a year, but of course, when that runs out you can simply buy a new battery to replace it with.
Tile has also introduced a new service called Tile Premium where you pay a fee ($29.99 annually or $2.99 monthly) and you get extra features like smart alerts where you’ll get a notification if you forget to bring items that are tied to your Tile. It also records your location history as a way to see where you’ve been going with your Tiles.