Tile Launches Upgraded Tile Mate and Tile Pro Along With Premium Finding Services

Tile, known for its range of battery-powered Bluetooth-enabled tags for tracking various items, today announced the launch of upgraded Tile Mate and Tile Pro accessories.

The new Tile Mate and Tile Pro feature a longer range, louder volumes when pinging them from an iPhone, and, for the first time, batteries that can be replaced.


Previous Tile versions have not had user-replaceable batteries and thus had a limited life, but the new Tile Mate and Tile Pro can be used indefinitely. The batteries that are included with the Mate and Pro are expected to last for one year before needing replacement.

Both Tile Mate and Tile Pro have improved range. Tile Mate has a Bluetooth range of 150 feet, while Tile Pro has a Bluetooth range of 300 feet.


Along with new products, Tile is introducing Tile Premium, a subscription service that offers free battery replacements, smart alerts, and 30-day location history.

Tile Premium is priced at $29.99 annually or $2.99 per month. The service provides Smart Alerts that let you know when you leave home without specific Tiled items, and unlimited sharing, so more than one user can access the same Tile device.

Location history for each Tile device is available, and Tile provides an extended warranty for three years with premium service. Free battery replacements are also an included feature, with subscribers eligible to receive automatic free annual battery replacements for each Tile.

Tile Mate and Tile Pro are available today from the Tile website and major retailers that include Amazon and Best Buy. Tile Mate retails for $25, while Tile Pro retails for $35.

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17 months ago
I’m thinking I should start a subscription service that helps you keep track of unnecessary subscription services.
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17 months ago
Now if there was anything you'd ever want smaller and thinner it's one of these...
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17 months ago
I hate that the world is gravitating towards a subscription model.
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17 months ago
Have been waiting for a Tile with a replaceable/rechargeable battery for years.
In the meantime I have modified one of my Tiles to have a replaceable battery.


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17 months ago

I’m thinking I should start a subscription service that helps you keep track of unnecessary subscription services.

I want a service that will automatically download all my monthly .pdf statements from my banks, investments, utility bills, etc to my Mac so I don’t have to remember to do so.
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17 months ago

Ugh, I'd like to get one of these sort of things, but a premium service is not what I'm willing to pay for. Its one of those niceties to have, but paying a monthly fee just so I don't lose my wallet or keys is not worth it

Then don't pay the monthly fee. The Tile itself will still work just the same and you'll be able to find your keys just fine.
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17 months ago

My phone is the key to my car and to my house - I stopped carrying anything besides my phone 5 months ago.

(I have a wallet case that holds three cards - my CC, driver’s license, and the NFC card to access my car when my phone is dead.)
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The premium service is optional. The core product is just a Bluetooth speaker with a hook to go on your keyring.

I used these years ago. Then the batteries died and I discovered there was no way to replace them. I was irritated and not interested in purchasing replacements, so I threw them away.



This is precise. I liked the idea, but hate the idea of a disposable. I want a tile that I can recharge, or at a minimum, replace the battery.

Yes, I filled out the survey last year. I said then that it’s unethical that all those things they make will generally end up in a landfill in under 2 years.
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17 months ago
Now it says replaceable, but it doesn’t say user replaceable... I’m interested if it can be a DIY replacement, or your forced into the subscription to send it off for replace. Tile has been very picky over the years of trying to protect its profits and I doubt this model would be willing to risk that. I love my Tile’s, have had several over the years, but I will toss them all in trash before I have to subscribe to a service to use them.
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17 months ago
Ugh, I'd like to get one of these sort of things, but a premium service is not what I'm willing to pay for. Its one of those niceties to have, but paying a monthly fee just so I don't lose my wallet or keys is not worth it
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17 months ago
My phone is the key to my car and to my house - I stopped carrying anything besides my phone 5 months ago.

(I have a wallet case that holds three cards - my CC, driver’s license, and the NFC card to access my car when my phone is dead.)
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Ugh, I'd like to get one of these sort of things, but a premium service is not what I'm willing to pay for. Its one of those niceties to have, but paying a monthly fee just so I don't lose my wallet or keys is not worth it


The premium service is optional. The core product is just a Bluetooth speaker with a hook to go on your keyring.

I used these years ago. Then the batteries died and I discovered there was no way to replace them. I was irritated and not interested in purchasing replacements, so I threw them away.

Edit: Yes - I know that these new ones have replaceable batteries. That's nice. They already burned me as a customer 3 years ago - they don't get a second chance with me to figure out what new flaws they have. Plus I no longer carry keys, so I have no need for them anymore.
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