Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker Review

If you’re at all familiar with Bluetooth trackers, then you’ve probably heard of Tile. Eight out of ten Bluetooth trackers in the U.S are made by Tile, which definitely sparks my interest. Outside of the good old U.S of A, Tile products are sold in over 230 countries and are used with over three million items every day! As a person that often has to rummage for my keys, I’m highly intrigued.

In this review, I’ll go over the Tile Pro’s design, features, and mobile app. Let’s jump in!

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We love the Tile Pro for its astounding 400-foot range, 128-decibel siren, and integrations with Alexa and Google Assistant. 

Tile Pro Design

The Tile Pro is one of Tile’s heftier products, at 42 mm by 42 mm, 6.5 mm deep, and 15.5 grams. As you can see, the Tile Pro has a keyring hole and is available in both black and white. Aesthetically, I appreciate the Tile Pro’s minimalist, sleek design— it definitely won’t be an eyesore if I use it on my keys or my wallet.

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Black and White Tile Pro Trackers

The Tile Pro works in temperatures from 14 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a pretty impressive range. With an IP rating of 55, the Tile Pro is completely protected from dust and can even withstand water projected by a nozzle without any harmful effects. One of the best things about the Tile Pro is its 128 decibel siren, about as loud as a balloon popping. If you haven’t dismantled a birthday party in a while, that’s pretty hard to ignore.

The Pro connects to your mobile app through Bluetooth LE. It has a replaceable CR2032 battery, which I appreciate because it means I don’t have to buy a new Tile Pro every time the battery runs out.

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Tile Pro Range on Box

But the best thing about the Tile Pro, and the reason way it’s called the Pro, is its 400-foot range. This is the largest range I’ve seen from any Bluetooth tracker by at least 100 feet. If you have a bigger house or you’re especially forgetful, this long range is going to come in handy. Now, let’s see what else the Tile Pro can do.

Tile Pro Features

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Tile Pro on Keys

Obviously, the Tile Pro’s function is to help you find lost objects. If you’re a skeptical sort, you might be wondering what would happen if an object were outside of the Tile Pro’s 400-foot range. Believe it or not, you are not the first person to think of that issue.

Community Find

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Tile’s Community Find Feature

Anyone with a Tile app is able to detect nearby Tiles without even knowing it. Say you lost your keys and they’re not showing up in your 400-foot range. All you have to do is wait until your Tile is within the range of another user’s Tile app, and you’ll be notified immediately.

The Community Find feature is completely automatic and anonymous, so the person within close range of your Tile will have no idea where it is or who you are. The only person that will be notified that your Tile was found is you.

To turn on this feature, just make sure you select “notify when found” in the app. As Tile has 80% of the market share for Bluetooth trackers in the U.S, the Community Find feature is super valuable.

Tile Premium

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Gabe Holding the Tile Pros

So you’ve purchased your Tile Pro, but you want more. Tile offers an optional monthly subscription called Tile Premium that gives you some bonus features, including:

  • Smart alerts: if you leave your house without your Tile Pro or Tile-enabled device, you’ll receive an alert via the Tile app.
  • Free battery replacements: instead of having to pop off to the store, Tile will send you battery replacements when you need them.
  • Location history: you’ll be able to see where your Tile has been for the past 30 days.
  • Extended warranty: instead of a one year warranty, your Tile Pro will be protected for up to three full years.
  • Unlimited sharing: you’ll be able to share access to your Tile with as many family and friends as you want, making finding your object a group effort (that doesn’t take much effort at all).
  • Premium customer support: finally, you’ll have access to an exclusive text help line staffed by real humans, always refreshing.

Tile Premium is either $2.99 a month or $29.99 a year. I think its most important features are the smart alerts, free battery replacement, and the extended warranty. Given the Tile Pro is on the pricier side of $35, it makes sense to spend a little more to protect your investment.

Smart Platform Integration

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Amazon Alexa

Good news for you smart home nerds out there: the Tile Pro integrates with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant! You can simply ask Alexa or Google Assistant where your lost item is, and they will tell you— the exact same way your Mom would, but without the ‘tude.

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We love the Tile Pro for its astounding 400-foot range, 128-decibel siren, and integrations with Alexa and Google Assistant. 

Installing the Tile Pro

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Gabe Holding the Tile Pro

Installing the Tile Pro shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes. After you download the Tile app and create an account, you’ll see a plus sign on the upper left corner of the Tile app, which allows you to add your Tile Pro. Simply press the Tile logo in the middle of the Tile Pro and you’ll hear a tune. Place the tracker next to your phone and they’ll sync together automatically. Finally, name your Tile Pro and make sure it can ring your mobile device, and you’re done!

The Tile App

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The Tile App

Finally, let’s talk about the Tile app. This is where you’ll actually find your item, and how others will unknowingly help you find your item. Just having the app on your phone allows you to help find other people’s items, even if you don’t own a Tile! I also love that the app allows you to see where you had your item last within range. It can be helpful even if the app can’t tell you the Tile’s exact current location. Another helpful feature of the Tile app is that you can use it to ring your phone, even if its on silent.

In general, people were pretty happy about the Tile app, giving it a 4.5 rating on the Apple store and a 4.2 rating on the Google Play store.

” I cannot tell you how many times the Tile has kept me sane. I am not sure where I put my phone or if I even have it with me at times and I just press the Tile. Immediately I know if I have the phone with me or can use my iPad to get a general location for it,”

wrote an iPhone user in a five-star review.

Recap of the Tile Pro

At $35, the Tile Pro is one of the more expensive Bluetooth trackers out there, but is it worth the extra cash? Let’s break it down.

The Tile Pro might be the right choice for you if you’re looking for:

  • 400-foot range: the Tile Pro’s range is about 100 to 200 feet more than its competition.
  • Replaceable battery: keep your Tile Pro forever, given that you don’t lose it.
  • Community Watch: as Tile has 80% of the U.S market share for Bluetooth trackers, the Tile community is larger and thus more effective.
  • Integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant: if you’re already in the Google or Amazon ecosystems, the Tile Pro will fit in perfectly.
  • Highly rated app: Android and iPhone users alike rated the Tile app with flying colors.
  • Easy setup: Setting up the Tile Pro only takes a couple minutes and is extremely straightforward.

I honestly can’t say many bad things about the Tile Pro except its price, which is only a about five dollars more than its competitors. Given the extended range, however, I think the Tile Pro is definitely a worthwhile investment.

To explore other options, check out the best Bluetooth trackers of 2019. 

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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