No one likes to lose things, but most do. Enter the TileMate. The company sent us one of the small tracking gadgets to test out and it didn’t disappoint.
The TileMate has a compact design and can find your keys, phone or anything else you attach it to. The device measures 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.2 inches and features a hole in the corner, making it ideal for a key ring. Simply download the companion app and sync the device to your phone in order to get started. Then, attach the TileMate to whatever you lose most and leave your worries behind.
This device can find anything that is within 100 feet of your phone. Simply click the “find tile” button in your app and the listen for the little blue-tooth activated song it plays. If you can’t hear the song, just check the app for the Tile’s last location.
So what happens if you lose your phone? It’s a two-way tracking device, so simply press the button on your TileMate and it will make your phone ring, even if it’s on silent. And if you aren’t within 100 feet of the item you’ve lost, don’t fret. If other Tile users are near your lost item, the TileMate on the item will still chime and update its location on a map within the companion app. Therefore, the more people with a TileMate means the easier it will be to find an item.
The sound the TileMate makes isn’t as loud as I was hoping, so if something is really lost you’ll have to listen very closely to hear it. I found that it was even softer inside a pocketbook or leather wallet, so keep that in mind. Customizing the sound is an option, so be sure to make the sound something you think you’d recognize easily.
And according to the company, people use the device to find more than 2 million items every day in over 200 countries.
One downside is that the battery can’t be replaced, so you’d have to buy a whole new unit when it dies. Plus, it doesn’t feature any geofencing capabilities.
So whether you want to attach this to your wallet, purse, keys or cat, I think it would do the trick. This device is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Click here to order one of your own.