Tile (Gen 2)
Discover where you left your stuff with this square proximity device
Fob features and types
Tile comes in just one type and colour: a square, white key
fob. It’s both slightly larger and thicker than the circular TrackR bravo. Cleverly, its only button is the ‘e’ in its logo,
which can be double-tapped to act as an iPhone finder.
Tile (Gen 2) is louder than the original at 90 decibels, so it’s still audible when buried at the bottom of a bag,
as long as ambient noise levels aren’t too high. We preferred its musical tone over TrackR’s pulse, too.
Range and findability
For the Find Your Phone alarm to work, you need to be in Bluetooth range (around 100ft); you would already have located it roughly on the map, so that distance is ample.
The app enables you to pinpoint your iPhone as well.
Tile’s app is superior with its List and full-screen Map views, as well as crucial info such as the time last seen and a clear status indicator (a green ring) of whether your Tiles are currently connected and in Bluetooth range. You can also add photos of your belongings to identify each Tile.
£20 per Tile FROM Tile, thetileapp.com
NEEDS Bluetooth 4.0, iOS 7 or higher