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Tile object tracker doubles its range

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The new Tile Pro Series has a Bluetooth range of 200 ft (60 m)
The new Tile Pro Series has a Bluetooth range of 200 ft (60 m)
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The new Tile Pro Series has a Bluetooth range of 200 ft (60 m)
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The new Tile Pro Series has a Bluetooth range of 200 ft (60 m)
The Tile Style and Tile Sport are waterproof at depths of up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 60 minutes
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The Tile Style and Tile Sport are waterproof at depths of up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 60 minutes
The Tile Style and Tile Sport are priced at US$35 apiece
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The Tile Style and Tile Sport are priced at US$35 apiece
Tile is basically a Bluetooth-connected square that can be latched onto key, wallets or anything else prone to misplacement
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Tile is basically a Bluetooth-connected square that can be latched onto key, wallets or anything else prone to misplacement
The Tile Pro series comes with an updated proximity sensor
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The Tile Pro series comes with an updated proximity sensor
The Tile Pro series comes with an updated proximity sensor
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The Tile Pro series comes with an updated proximity sensor
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We've seen a number of connected devices that help locate lost items over the years, but one that seems to have stayed the course is the Tile tracker from 2013. Its makers have just returned with an updated version, which doubles the range of the original products and a includes a couple of other handy upgrades, too.

Tile is basically a Bluetooth-connected square that can be latched onto keys, wallets or anything else prone to misplacement, and hooks up to mobile devices to reveal its location with a ringtone. This was originally offered through the company's Tile Mate and a slimmer version to be slid into wallets called Tile Slim, which both offered a Bluetooth range of 100 ft (30 m).

The new Tile Pro Series, which consists of the Tile Style and slightly larger and more durable Tile Sport, ups this range to 200 ft (60 m), and is waterproof at depths of up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 60 minutes. The volume of the ringtone is said to be twice as loud, which can be customized within the smartphone app where there are eight ringtone options to choose from.

The Tile Pro series comes with an updated proximity sensor
The Tile Pro series comes with an updated proximity sensor

The updated app includes a more accurate proximity sensor, which allows users to locate their items through visual cues onscreen as opposed to the blaring ringtone. And the company has also introduced support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so users can say for example, "Alexa, ask Tile to ring my keys," to engage the ringtone if they are within Bluetooth range.

The Tile Style and Tile Sport are priced at US$35 apiece, or bundled together for $60. Both are available today through Tile's website.

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drender
I've used Tiles for a few years and the new visual cues on the phone are a HUGE upgrade. Concentric rings on the screen fill in as you get closer to the tile, so even if you can't hear it you can tell if you're getting warmer or cooler. Now if the app could just be 100% reliable instead of the current 90-95%....