Misplacing or losing things often, can be one of the biggest time wasters there is, as well as driving you crazy. The Tile Bluetooth tracker helps you find your lost stuff in seconds. And it doesn’t only work with your keys and phone. You can use Tile to find anything.
My husband misplaces (and sometimes loses for good) his phone, keys and sunglasses on an almost regular basis. So when I was asked if I wanted to review Tile, I jumped at the chance. I can’t even count how many hours we’ve wasted looking for stuff he has misplaced or lost.
How Does the Tile Bluetooth Tracker Work?
First you need to set-up the app on your iPhone or Android phone. It is as simple as can be.
Tile couldn’t be easier to use. You can buy the tiles in packs of one, four, eight or twelve, depending on how many items you want to protect from loss. You can attach, stick it to, or even just place the Tile in the item, and Tile can trace it through the Tile app. If you can’t find your keys, just open the app and on the list of items that you have Tiled you will see keys. Touch it and you will here a sound, loud enough to alert you, coming from the Tile with the keys.
What do you do when it is your phone (probably your most prized possession) that you misplace? Just press one of the tiles from your other objects and your phone will ring, even if it is on vibrate. If you lost it further away, log into the Tile website app to see its last known location. You can also send a lock-screen message to a community member (see below) that might find it.
Other Tile Bluetooth Tracker Features
- The batteries last a year. You can purchase new ones for much less than the original.
- The Tile is water-resistant, so don’t worry about them getting wet in the rain.
- You can sync your Tile with your Apple Watch and quickly view your top four glances.
- With Community Find, if any Tile Community member running the Tile app comes in range of your Tile, their app will send an anonymous update of your Tile’s location to our system, helping you to locate your item. You can opt to get an email notification when your Tile is found by selecting the Notify When Found feature through the app.
Facts about Losing Stuff and Tile
The five items that Tile users most frequently use Tile for are Keys, Wallets, Backpacks/Purses, Luggage and Pets (adding the Tile to the collar). It is also great for remote controls, tablets, and more. Most of this activity is during the late afternoon. And it usually takes somebody 10 minutes to find a misplaced object themselves, yet only 14 seconds with Tile.
And the community I noted above, it is big, and helpful. I haven’t had the need to use it just yet, but there are many stories on the Tile website that shows how the Tile community has helped recover lost stuff.
You can buy Tile for:
And at this time of year, what a great holiday gift Tile will make for anyone of any age.