The new Tile Mate Essentials 2022 is a major upgrade over the previous model, which we reviewed in 2015. The updates have focused on the app and tracker. In addition to a new design, the device now sports an IP67 rating, which makes it water resistant for up to 30 minutes. This is a big step up from the previous model, which we found to be fragile and prone to scuffs and scratches.
Rich redesigned user interface
The new version features a redesigned user interface and a QR code embedded on the back, which makes relaying the location easier. With the Scan and Secure feature, anyone can scan a QR code to find the Tile and send a message via the Tile app. The new update also comes with a battery life of three years, which is longer than before. The 2022 version also offers an official IP67 rating against dust and water.
Unlike its predecessors, the new Tile Mate can track multiple items at once. The device can be attached to anything from keys and dog leashes to wallets and remote controls. The new device can even be used indoors as it makes less noise and is designed to work with both Android and iOS devices. The unit is battery-powered, so you don’t have to worry about replacing the battery. A simple Bluetooth connection lets you track where it’s been for up to 61 meters.