Whats NEW After Tile Mate ? Pro-Series?
The super seller and first ever startup Bluetooth Key Finder Tile had upgraded rescently to Tile Mate, Which is further enhanced with its key finder Pro Series includes two versions Style & Sport.
Pro Series is powered further in terms of its range and main important loudness. Not only that it has major upgrade of boasting that its WATERPROOF!
And This Is Exactly Why I have Done Some Research:
It will be interesting to know what you will get with the new Upgrade and is it worth spending?
Wait! Let me explain:
Here I am going to explore and explain what are the New features you are going to get with Tile Pro-Series Key trackers. (Upgrade of Tile Mate).
First cut study results showed that some strong customer feedback is taken into consideration such as being Waterproof, being Loud and Longer range. However providing these has a cost to you as a customer, presently as on 9 Aug 2017, it is costing $10 more per Tile Pro.
Tile Mate Vs Tile Pro Sport vs Tile Pro Style Key Finder (Upgrade) What’s New ?
|Key Finder / Wallet finder|
Tile Pro Series
|Deals, Discount & Offer Price||Best Buy||Best Buy|
|Actual Working Range||30~100 feet||200 feet|
|Audible Warning||88 decibels|
Very much audible even at a 100 foot distance
Very much audible even at a 100 foot distance
|Double press to ring your Phone||Yes|
|Remote Camera Shutter||No|
|Apple iWatch App||Yes|
|Water-resistant||Yes, IP57 standards||Yes, IP68, Waterproof up to 1.5 meters deep for 60 minutes|
|Battery level indicator||App does not show the battery level of the tracking device|
|Battery replacement||Not possible|
You have to send device for replacement at discounted price
|Ringtone||Choice of 8|
|Verifying your email address before pairing||Required|
|Crowd GPS tracking||Available (Help locate a lost item if you are out of the blue tooth range)|
|Last Place Seen||Yes|
|Dimensions||34 x 34 x 4.65 mm|
25% Smaller than Tile
|40 x 40 x 5.9 mm (Sport)|
37.5 x 37.5 x 5.9 mm (Style)
|Weight||1.28 ounces||0.16 ounces|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited, reTile program available|
|Customer care||Live online chat support 7 days a week|
from 8:30am-5:30pm (PT)
|Deals, Discount & Offer Price||8 Pack Save More||2 Pack Save More|
Tile Mate vs Tile Pro Sports Bluetooth Key Finder !
- New Tile Pro Series is WATERPROOF!
Yes, the new Tile Pro series features IP68 Rating, which means it can sustain immersion up to 1.5 meters deep for 60 minutes. (that does not mean that you wash it daily 😛 )
I will say that this is well thought improvement in key finder, as the basic aim is to track things like your backpack, which normally will face showers during travel ….
Or take another scenario where the key being lost during rains! the normal tracker would stop functioning after water entry! and this is where the old Tile Mate was lagging.
With increased water resistance new Tile Pro series will be able to fight against water dipping, or rain showers, so don’t worry now … get on to Hiking with your camera tiled with Pro 🙂
- New Tile Pro Series boasts Twice Bluetooth Range!!
Wow ! I think while I have used key finders, most important thing is range of tracker.
As an example, I have already being using key trackers during my hopping flight travel, its important to know if your luggage being loaded in the next hopping flight or not. In this case increased range will surely help.
I have tried with Chipolo tracker which surely tracks during hopping flights, I have not tested Tile so far.
Also second thing where range helps is when the luggage is sent across the moving belts after landing, here also range plays important role. Again Chipolo works, not sure about tile.
But looking that the Tile Pro Series of key finders has 200 feet range, which is twice than previous one. I am sure it shall help you finding your keys and luggage.
- Premium Look
Well improved Sport version has really a premium look, much better than Tile Mate.
It maintains the DNA of Tilemate, Square shape with rounded edges. But with an opening in the left corner to clip on key rings or other accessories and features a circular button situated in the middle.
Outer looks have improved much with a dark slate finish and a brand new texture providing stylish & sturdy feeling.
- Identify your Tile key finder in Multiple Ways:
Yes, with new tones, you have choice to select from 8 New finding tones. I think this will help while you are using more than one tracker.
Like say you bought a pack of 4, then at home, it becomes difficult to check whose tracker is ringing!
More ring tones will make it easy to identify them separately, just assign each one different tone.
Name the Tracker from App !!
Of course, you can also name your tracker with help of Tile-App &/or add a photo of paired tile. This will help you assigning a photo to your bicycle or the purse ! Easy to remember which tile goes to which thing.
- 98 dB Warning Tone : Improved (Already previous version ring was weak)
Again as I have tested Chipolo which is the loudest key tracker, I can say that 98 dB would be just enough or meet the bare minimum requirements.
Previous version Tile Mate delivers only 88 dB sound level, so sports version scores high on this front.
Also it supports alarm volume control which is very good feature addition compared to all other trackers in the market today.
Refer to below chart which will give you an idea of how much 88 dB noise is worth of …
- Propeller plane flyover at 1000 ft (88 dB)
- Food blender (88 dB)
- Garbage disposal (80 dB)
- Diesel truck 40 mph at 50 ft (84 dB)
- vacuum cleaner (70 dB)
[ Reference taken from IndustrialNoiseControl.com, click here to read it]
- Great Bluetooth connectivity & Low Power Consumption
Latest Low Energy Bluetooth tech has helped increase range twice than existing, so Tile Pro series gets 200 feet whooping range. Also you will face less connection drop issues.
- Unlimited Pairing [Max 8 active connections]
Latest improvements enable you to pair unlimited number of Tile devices with your iPhone or Android, Only limit is that you can keep 8 active connections at a time on iOS & 4 on Android …
You pair tile key tracker with your phone only once, and even if you loose it, no-one-else can unpair and use it, he need to send email to the company to get it unpaired. This automatically safeguards your ownership.
- Crowd GPS – The Super-power of Tile Tracker
As Tile is the first ever Key tracker introduced in the market, they have practically thousands of people using Tile tracker App, hence the crowd GPS will help you finding your item (keys, camera, etc) quickly on crowded places.
Here’s the deal: Tile Pro Pack of Two at Lower Price
Even the new arrival you can claim an Introductory Offer for Tile Pro Series trackers, Get a Pack of Two at lower price.
Tile Pro series also does not have Replaceable Battery ?
Yes again even after introduction of an upgrade, Tile has not gone away from the most famous money making trick of non-replaceable battery pack 🙁
At least I was expecting to have magnetic inductive charging with latest upgrade.
But looks like Tile will not move away from their so called Re-tile program giving them consistent business from old customers!!
reTile program: Enables you to receive new Tile on annual basis with ~50% OFF on the original price,
[Price comments made above are at the time of writing this post, plz check table above in this post for latest price updates]
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