Tile has just announced the latest versions of its popular Bluetooth trackers. Dubbed the "Pro Series," the new Tile Sport and Tile Style—available for $35 each, or $60 as a bundle—supposedly boast twice the range and volume of the original Tile Mate trackers that were big hits last year.
The Tile Style is a white-and-champagne version of the company's classic Bluetooth tracker, while the Sport is dark slate and graphite. While the Sport is just a bit heavier than the Style, they boast essentially the same features.
Both Pro Series Tile products are waterproof and fairly resilient/crushproof, making them ideal tags for products like cameras, purses, wallets, smartphones, or keys.
Once set up, users can locate whatever their Tile is attached to via a robust app. Lost your keys? With the app you can have the Tile play a bright, audible ringtone-type melody—as long as you're within Bluetooth range. And if you misplace your phone? You can double-press a button on the Tile tracker itself to force the phone to ring, regardless of what volume it's set to.
With the Pro Series, Tile claims to have redesigned the product's proximity meter, allowing it to work in a sort of "marco-polo" method within the app. This gives you a hint as to how far away your item is, rather than just knowing if it is within range or not.
The Pro Series Style and Sport Bluetooth trackers are available today from Tile's website and from select retailers. We've received both trackers for review, so stay tuned for a more hands-on look at these new products in the near future.