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Tile Mate 4 Pack Bluetooth tracker (In store only) at Costco for £29.98
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Tile Mate 4 Pack Bluetooth tracker (In store only) at Costco for £29.98

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Saw this in the latest Costco offers. This is the version with replaceable battery.
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Find lost items with these Tile Mate Bluetooth trackers. These slim and compact devices hook onto bags, keychains and other items and let you track their position over Bluetooth from up to 150 feet away with the included app. The loud proximity ringtone these Tile Mate Bluetooth trackers produce makes it easy to find misplaced items

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These any good?
seamansam04/03/2019 10:42

These any good?


Relatively, outdoors use GPS (not this model), indoors use Bluetooth.
It's not as uh straight forward to find things as you imagine but it gives better clues... (I'm always losing my keys/wallet/phone).

My sister uses hers to keep track of the minions, especially when on the ski slopes.
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 4th Mar
Inquisitor04/03/2019 10:46

Relatively, outdoors use GPS (not this model), indoors use Bluetooth. It's …Relatively, outdoors use GPS (not this model), indoors use Bluetooth. It's not as uh straight forward to find things as you imagine but it gives better clues... (I'm always losing my keys/wallet/phone). My sister uses hers to keep track of the minions, especially when on the ski slopes.


Interested - does the GPS rely on a phone?

None of the specs on the tile website mentioned gps.

I’d like to use it on the ski slopes too!!
SomebodE3 m ago

Interested - does the GPS rely on a phone?None of the specs on the tile …Interested - does the GPS rely on a phone?None of the specs on the tile website mentioned gps. I’d like to use it on the ski slopes too!!


yes. No gps in any version of these
SomebodE04/03/2019 10:56

Interested - does the GPS rely on a phone?None of the specs on the tile …Interested - does the GPS rely on a phone?None of the specs on the tile website mentioned gps. I’d like to use it on the ski slopes too!!


This is not an activity tracker. This is tracker to help you find lost items.
markross04/03/2019 11:00

This is not an activity tracker. This is tracker to help you find lost …This is not an activity tracker. This is tracker to help you find lost items.


I understood that bit.

Please can you explain how your sister keeps track of her minions on the ski slopes with these?

It’s that statement that’s got me interested 😁
SomebodE04/03/2019 11:01

I understood that bit. Please can you explain how your sister keeps track …I understood that bit. Please can you explain how your sister keeps track of her minions on the ski slopes with these?It’s that statement that’s got me interested 😁


You have the tag on their coats etc.
It pings location every so often with other users and methods unknown, which helps locate them, when your close enough say 20-30m indoor range, you can ring it.

I have chiploto and tile so they may differ in specs but essentially it's a localised locator..
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 4th Mar
Inquisitor04/03/2019 11:13

You have the tag on their coats etc. It pings location every so often with …You have the tag on their coats etc. It pings location every so often with other users and methods unknown, which helps locate them, when your close enough say 20-30m indoor range, you can ring it.I have chiploto and tile so they may differ in specs but essentially it's a localised locator..


Thanks!

We’re going in April so I’m going to try it then.
These are bluetooth - not really a "tracker" as such - they communicate over bluetooth, they don't triangulate or provide accurate location (similar idea to the Sky or VM bluetooth "find my remote" feature).
The only advantage these have over the £3 ones on eBay is the "crowd search" feature.
Personally I'd go for the £3 eBay ones (usually available for even less!)
I still don't see the wider appeal other than being able to hear where things are close by like finding a needle in a haystack
SomebodE4th Mar

Thanks!We’re going in April so I’m going to try it then.


I have the pro version with longer range than these but still don't think it would be much good for tracking kids on a ski slope. Good for finding keys (when you're close enough to hear them ringing) but not much else really.
Edited by: "blake_7" 9th Mar
Looking for this at these price...but I'm not a Costco member
These ring so quietly that unless you have ears like a bat they are useless.
Plus membership!
Good luck with these ... you may find that your phone is not compatible, and the Tile customer service is diabolical. And as pointed out above pretty limited, less you subscribe to their services £2.99 !!!
I did manage to get one Tile going, but it constantly disconnects and has proven to be an expensive waste of money.
Read the one star reviews on Amazon...
Edited by: "kinell" 9th Mar
Who remembers those whistle ones from the 90s
trickytree198409/03/2019 08:50

Looking for this at these price...but I'm not a Costco member


Search for bluetooth tracker on ebay - if you can forgo the crowd search function you'll be able to get them for less than £3 delivered!
aLV42609/03/2019 10:15

Search for bluetooth tracker on ebay - if you can forgo the crowd search …Search for bluetooth tracker on ebay - if you can forgo the crowd search function you'll be able to get them for less than £3 delivered!


Thanks for the tip but the crowd find is the main reason I want them. Plan to embed them in my bike frames
Besford1 h, 39 m ago

Plus membership!


Lots of people already have membership. If you don't have a membership it's probably not worth purchasing just to get these (unless you think you will use it regularly in future). Although I make back the annual membership cost in fuel savings alone - their petrol station is normally about 10p a litre cheaper than the next cheapest petrol station.
trickytree198409/03/2019 10:37

Thanks for the tip but the crowd find is the main reason I want them. Plan …Thanks for the tip but the crowd find is the main reason I want them. Plan to embed them in my bike frames


Yeah, but the crowd find only works if there is a crowd - I very much doubt there would be any value in these within the UK. Perhaps usable were there is a crowd, however there are much better solutions available...
If you intended use is to track a bike you are better of with a "proper" GPS solution, they can be had for about a tenner - and you can get a free SIM from 3 - much better accuracy and distance - you can even track speed & acceleration!
Edited by: "aLV426" 9th Mar
aLV42609/03/2019 13:47

Yeah, but the crowd find only works if there is a crowd - I very much …Yeah, but the crowd find only works if there is a crowd - I very much doubt there would be any value in these within the UK. Perhaps usable were there is a crowd, however there are much better solutions available...If you intended use is to track a bike you are better of with a "proper" GPS solution, they can be had for about a tenner - and you can get a free SIM from 3 - much better accuracy and distance - you can even track speed & acceleration!


No way I could use a gps solution on my bike. Would be too much bother to keep it charged and too heavy (my bike is under 7kg)
trickytree198409/03/2019 17:03

No way I could use a gps solution on my bike. Would be too much bother to …No way I could use a gps solution on my bike. Would be too much bother to keep it charged and too heavy (my bike is under 7kg)


You obviously haven't researched the other available solutions - there are options that can track better than what is advertised here and they weight even less.
Also 7Kg is too heavy to worry about an extra 28g. My Peugeot was 4.2Kg; too light to enter the road races so I switched to triathlon events instead. That bike, even with extra grips still weighed less than 6Kg.
Useless you are a professional bike racer I seriously doubt you would notice the extra weight...
aLV42609/03/2019 17:46

You obviously haven't researched the other available solutions - there are …You obviously haven't researched the other available solutions - there are options that can track better than what is advertised here and they weight even less. Also 7Kg is too heavy to worry about an extra 28g. My Peugeot was 4.2Kg; too light to enter the road races so I switched to triathlon events instead. That bike, even with extra grips still weighed less than 6Kg.Useless you are a professional bike racer I seriously doubt you would notice the extra weight...


Difference these days is 7kg is safe...that's with disc brakes, so not a particularly light frame (needs extra strength) also with deep sections, so not light wheels. Old skool light bikes were not safe, hence banned. That rule is outdated now. Modern technology maens we can now safely go under 6.8kg without taking chainrings, tape, padding etc off the bike.

Anyways. 28g is quite a bit. The reasonably priced options on Amazon that weigh this much get max 12 days battery...meaning once every 12 days i need to take my headset apart and fork out to pull it out the frame and recharge it. Other option is to put it under the saddle...but that's easily spotted.
trickytree198409/03/2019 19:11

Difference these days is 7kg is safe...that's with disc brakes, so not a …Difference these days is 7kg is safe...that's with disc brakes, so not a particularly light frame (needs extra strength) also with deep sections, so not light wheels. Old skool light bikes were not safe, hence banned. That rule is outdated now. Modern technology maens we can now safely go under 6.8kg without taking chainrings, tape, padding etc off the bike. Anyways. 28g is quite a bit. The reasonably priced options on Amazon that weigh this much get max 12 days battery...meaning once every 12 days i need to take my headset apart and fork out to pull it out the frame and recharge it. Other option is to put it under the saddle...but that's easily spotted.


You'd increase your chances of bike being detected with the pro version as they have longer range. They are bigger though (too big for my bike frame) so under saddle only option. If you went to location bike last seen, it could have been moved since. Even if not, would still be tricky to accurately locate and retrieve from thief (doubt police would be interested). To be honest these are a gimmick. Spend the money on another lock/insurance instead.
Edited by: "blake_7" 9th Mar
blake_78 h, 30 m ago

You'd increase your chances of bike being detected with the pro version as …You'd increase your chances of bike being detected with the pro version as they have longer range. They are bigger though (too big for my bike frame) so under saddle only option. If you went to location bike last seen, it could have been moved since. Even if not, would still be tricky to accurately locate and retrieve from thief (doubt police would be interested). To be honest these are a gimmick. Spend the money on another lock/insurance instead.


Thanks for the tip. I tried the pro version and it didn't fit.
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