Today, Tile has released the newest version of its popular smartphone-connected tracker that is 25% smaller than the previous generation. After unveiling the Slim model (review) just weeks ago, ‘Mate’ is designed to accompany everyday items like your keys or purse. It weighs in at just over 6 grams and is 34 x 34mm in size. Tile continues to use Bluetooth LE for communicating between device (like the original version) and tracker while the internal battery is rated for one-year of use.
Tile Mate connects to your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch and select Android devices. From there, users can assign a ringtone that will sound if your valuables wander too far away. It can also be used to ping your phone in case it becomes lost, as long as it is within range. The free iOS and Android app also keeps tabs on the last known location of your accessory. Tile Mate retails for $25 as a single unit or you can grab a four-pack for the discounted price of $70 at Amazon.
Twenty-five percent smaller than the original Tile, Tile Mate easily hooks onto keychains or attaches to anything you care about. It’s the small, powerful companion for life’s little valuables. Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it’s nearby, but out of sight. If your Tile Mate is within Bluetooth range, it will play a loud tune until you find it. Tile Mate is perfect for hooking onto your keys, luggage, bags, or anything else you never want to lose. Or use the Tile Mate adhesives (sold separately) to stick Tile Mate to any flat surface, so you can always find your things. If your item goes missing, the Tile community can help. When any user in Tile’s global network comes within range of your missing item, the Tile app will notify you to its most recent location.