If you’ve done any travelling recently, then you’ll know that one of the top concerns is lost luggage. While keeping to just a carry-on is a way to minimize the risk, even that plan isn’t totally foolproof (I speak from experience).
Tile Mate vs. Tile Pro: What’s the difference?
If you’re trying to decide between the Tile Mate and the Tile Pro trackers, there are some key differences you should note. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and done the comparisons for you, making sure to note what shoppers have to say about both models.
Keep reading to decide which set of luggage trackers will work best for you.
The Tile Mate trackers have earned a solid 4.3-star rating from 3,300+ customer reviews.
This versatile tracker helps locate missing objects both near and far. It can be attached to your luggage on a key ring or stored inside a pocket, or attached to everyday items like keys, a purse, or a backpack.
When it’s within Bluetooth range, the Tile Mate can connect directly to the Tile app, which starts ringing in order to help you find lost items. When it’s out of range, you can view its most recent location on a map within the app. The Tile app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.
This version of the Tile has a Bluetooth range up to 250 ft/76 m, with a replaceable battery that lasts up to three years.
What people are saying
According to Amazon reviewers, the Tile Mate is “an invaluable asset for travelling these days.” Shoppers have said that the “signal works like a charm”and is “very accurate.”
However, shoppers note that despite being compatible with smart home devices, these trackers sometimes have trouble connecting to Amazon Alexa.
At least in terms of ratings, the Tile Pro and the Tile Mate come out in a dead heat. The Tile Pro has also earned a 4.3-star rating, backed by 3,400+ customer reviews.
Like the Tile Mate, the Tile Pro has all the same lost and found features to help you track down missing objects. However, this device has a Bluetooth range of up to 400 ft/120 m, and has a replaceable battery that lasts up to one year.
What people are saying
As with the Tile Mate, shoppers agree that the Tile Pro offers “tremendous peace of mind” when travelling. They also are “perfect” for those who “misplace their keys and phone frequently.”
Reviewers say that they are “much louder” than the Tile Mate, making it easier to locate misplaced objects and “the range is almost double” — a helpful upgrade if you live in a larger home.
While shoppers have been impressed with these trackers, some reviewers caution that they work “better if there’s a clear line of sight,” something that isn’t always possible when travelling.
For those who may have a larger home where a longer Bluetooth range would be useful, you’ll want to pick up the Tile Pro device. It can track items up to 400 ft/120 m, meaning that you should be able to find your misplaced items from anywhere around the house.
On the other hand, if you’re mainly planning to use these trackers while travelling, it may be worth saving yourself $15 and picking up the Tile Mate instead.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.