Most of us have suffered the brief heart stop of patting our pockets and discovering something is missing, so if you’re tired of losing your phone, Tile tracker helps you find it or any other object of your choosing.
The second generation of the Tile tracker is now available for purchase, but if you’ve missed the first’s release, there’s not much you missed out on. The newer version has seen vast improvements that will make this Bluetooth-requiring little device a much better investment.
While its size has not been diminished, it’s still easy to hook up on your keys, backpack, phone, or anything else you know you tend to lose. T-mobile has made it available once again on online markets, boasting of its upgrades and much better performance in comparison to its predecessor.
By using Bluetooth Low Energy and the appropriate app that goes with Tile, both Android and iOS users can now find a potential application for the tiny tracker. It hold all its previous functions that allowed anyone to signal the device with their phones when the two gadgets are within 100 feet of each other.
By activating the Tile tracker through your phone, the unassuming little tracker will emit beeping noises at 90 decibels, which is three times louder than the first generation, which might guide you to your lost object. Even if your keys or wallet are stuffed in a drawer or at the bottom of your bag, there’s little chance you won’t hear it.
T-mobile has also considered a new issue when users use their innovative tracker, and introduced the Find Your Phone feature. If your Tile is activated by your smart phone, it would have meant that losing your mobile was the end of it. However, co-founders Mike Farley and Nick Evans upgraded their device to deal with that unfortunate circumstance.
The Tile and your phone are now a team, and the tracking works both ways. If your mobile is lost, by tapping the ‘e’ letter on the little square attached to your keys or wallet, it will prompt your phone to play a noise to help you find it. Even if you have completely muted your device, it will still be ringing loudly.
An even graver situation has been considered, which is if you lose both your phone and your Tile, whether by sheer forgetfulness or simply the fact that one was attached to the other. Any user can access Tile’s web app from another phone and track them both down.
Perhaps quite obviously for some, the tiny tracker might be used for situations that are, let’s say, much less your fault and more due to someone else’s ill intentions. It might be fairly advantageous to have if another makes an attempt at stealing your phone or wallet. You could still tell if they’re within range.
The company has made Tile available for $25 per unit, but the price features gradual discounts as you buy more.
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