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Tile’s new tracker has technology comparable to Apple’s AirTag

Tile has announced a number of new item trackers, including the first device to promote the same UWB technology that is in AirTag.

Thanks to internal ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, Tile Ultra should provide users with much more accurate details when trying to find lost items.

UWB works in conjunction with Bluetooth and new AR (Augmented Reality) features within the Tile app to help you specifically track what your device is connected to, such as key pairs or rucksacks.


UWB is the same technology used by Apple. AirTag Tracker and Samsung are using it with SmartTag +, so it’s nice to see Tile finally adopt it. Tile Ultra works on supported iOS devices, and Tile says it will work with Google to ensure an “optimal” experience on Android 12.

Support for both iOS and Android means that TileUltra is the first UWB tracker to work with the two largest mobile operating systems. The price is uncertain, but the Tile Ultra will be available in early 2022.

New Tile Pro, Tile Mate, Tile Stickers, Tile Slim

Tile is also updating the rest of its product family with the new Tile Pro, Tile stickers, Tile Slim and Tile Mate.

The new Tile Pro is the brand’s most powerful tracker, with a range of 400 feet and a new, unobtrusive design.

Tile Pro
Tile Pro

For Mate, Sticker, and Slim, Tile has upgraded its range to 250 feet and added a larger ring. All models are currently compliant with the IP67 waterproof standard, which is always a bonus and should last for 3 years before it needs to be replaced. None of the models have a replaceable battery, but Tile said it has a recycle option when the battery runs out.

In terms of software features, Tile has added a new service called “Lostand Found”. It works with the QR code embedded in all new Tile devices. Anyone who comes across a lost tile can scan the code and return the item to its owner.

Another new feature, called Scan and Secure, allows anyone with the Tile app to scan their surroundings for Tile devices. This should be available early next year.

Prices for Tile Pro, Mate, Sticker and Slim are as follows:

  • Tile Pro (black or white) £ 29.99
  • Tilemate (black or white) £ 19.99
  • Tile Slim (Black) £ 29.99
  • Tile sticker (black) £ 24.99

All of these models are available today (October 11th) directly from Tile and from retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis and Argos.

Tile’s new tracker has technology comparable to Apple’s AirTag Tile’s new tracker has technology comparable to Apple’s AirTag

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