Tile, makers of some of the best Bluetooth trackers on the market, has announced that it’s bringing its technology to a number of other products through new partnerships.
The company is expanding its Tile platform by embedding its tracking tech in a number of other products. One of the company’s most prominent new partnerships is with Bose, as Tile has announced that starting in “late spring 2018, Bose SoundSport Wireless and QuietControl 30 headphones will come with Tile technology embedded inside, allowing users to ring their headphones when misplaced or tap into the Tile community when truly lost.”
That’s not all, either. The company has also announced partnerships with Samsonite and Propeller Health. Tile and Samsonite are expected to launch a global pilot program this spring, and though details are scarce, one would imagine it’s a way to track Samsonite luggage. Propeller Health makes connected inhalers, and a Tile partnership seems to have obvious benefits in that case, as well.
Tile is also stretching out beyond singular products with access point partnerships. These partnerships will make it quicker and easier for users to find their products. An announced partnership with the San Jose International Airport, for instance, will see Tile cover the airport with Tile access points “to help find lost items throughout the airport in near real-time.”
According to Rebecca L. Baer, Deputy Director of Innovation and Business Development of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, the partnership has seen Tile “same-day found rates” increase to almost 95 percent in the few weeks since installation.
A partnership with Ruckus Networks, “a leader in secure access networks,” will also allow users to detect Tile-enabled items from indoor and outdoor access points.
The company has also announced partnerships with Comcast, Herschel Supply, Boosted Boards, Bianca and Starling by VersaMe. More details can be found on TilePlatform.com.
While these partnerships are ultimately a sign of things to come — tracking tech could be built into plenty of new products going forward — it immediately makes Tile trackers an even stronger option for those looking to buy a Bluetooth tracker. Check out our full Tile review here.