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Find your gear anytime, anywhere. Reliable and durable, Tile Sport attaches to anything you don’t want to lose and helps you find it, wherever life takes you.
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192 of 211 people found the following review helpful.
It would be a 5-star product if its battery was replaceable
By Francis Tapon
This Bluetooth device is nearly perfect, but it has one fatal flaw: it lacks a user-replaceable battery.
So what are you supposed to do when the battery dies a year after you bought it?
Buy a new one.
Tile claims that you can get a new one for "up to 40% off" the price, as a "member."
First, notice the "up to." So maybe you get it only for 25% off.
However, let's just assume that it's 40%.
That's still a whopping $21!!!
For a battery?
Yes, they will give you a completely new unit and they claim to "recycle" your used Tile, but wouldn't it be more environmentally sound to let people replace it on their own for less than $3?
A Tile rep justified their product by writing, "by keeping the battery sealed, we remove any sort of issues that come with poking and prying out the battery. That way, it works all year round with no hiccups. The last thing we want is for your to worry about small inconveniences like replacing or recharging coin-cell batteries. Simply, set it up and go. When the one year is approaching, we’ll proactively tell you and give you member pricing to reTile."
I have had Suunto waterproof watches, which have user-replaceable batteries. They have an O-ring and tough seal. Although it is slightly tricky to replace them, I appreciate that I can do it myself and avoid having to ship the product back to the manufacturer (even if it's free shipping).
I adore the performance and ease of use of Tile. However, the lifetime total cost of ownership is way too high.
Below I copied what's on the reTile website. It is useful for understanding the reTile process and "logic."
Are the batteries replaceable?
We designed Tile to run a full year with zero upkeep - no battery replacement, no charging. Our goal is to promote:
PEACE OF MIND: We guarantee Tile's battery for a full year so that you don't have to worry. Legacy trackers with replaceable batteries often die within a few months and are more prone to failure since they have moving parts. This decreases reliability when you need it most. We make sure you always have a reliable and working Tile.
ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS: When you reTile, your new Tile will come with a prepaid envelope so that you can send back the old ones for us to recycle! For international Tilers, you can drop off your old Tile at your local e-recycling center. Tiles are 99% recyclable and only use 1 battery a year, which means we're keeping batteries out of landfills.
SAFETY FIRST: You can trust that your Tile is water-resistant, durable, and safe around children and pets. By enclosing the battery within the Tile, we've made it safe from electric shock and small parts or choking hazards.
How long do Tiles last?
Tiles are guaranteed to last for one year, and could even last longer. To always ensure Tile is always on and operational when you need it most, we recommend reTiling as soon as your Tile hits 12 months. We'll send you a notification around 11 months so there will be plenty of time for your new and updated Tile to arrive.
How do I replace my Tile?
Tiles are eligible to be renewed 11 months after you activated your first Tile. We’ll send you a friendly reminder to re-order and upgrade to our newest model of Tiles. You’ll receive a pre-paid envelope if you choose to return your old Tiles for recycling. For international Tilers, you can drop off your old Tile at your local e-recycling center.
You can also take your expired Tile to your local Best Buy to instantly upgrade and recycle your Tile.
Once you receive your new Tiles follow these instructions to replace your Tile in the app.
How many Tiles can I purchase through reTile?
The reTile program was designed to act as a sustainable replacement system for the current Tiles in your account. For example, if you have 4 active Tiles in your account, you can reTile up to 4 Tiles at the discounted price. You'll have the option to choose between Tile Mate, Tile Slim, Tile Style and Tile Sport. You’re only eligible to reTile 1 time/year, so we encourage you to buy as many Tiles as you think you’ll need at this great rate.
Will the price change?
As Tile continues to grow some adjustments in pricing may occur; however, we guarantee that by purchasing through reTile, our loyal customers will always get the best price available.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
the phone doesn't ring like it's supposed to when I "double click" the tile
By Keith Hosman
Well, this thing's a nightmare. A) The set up alone will drive you bonkers, B) Once set up, the phone doesn't ring like it's supposed to when I "double click" the tile, C) The app continually says the tile is near - it won't "lead you" to your tile like it shows on the video. Well, what good is that? It's not just about "finding my keys across town" - it's also "find my keys somewhere in this house" - and it doesn't work.What a piece of garbage. Great graphics and packaging... for a piece of garbage.
Oh, yeah - and the battery isn't replaceable - so it'll go dead at some point and then you get to go through all of this again to set it up.
Run away from this, run far, far away. I'm sending it back.
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful.
Next to Tile Mate
By D. Coral
Here's are a couple photos of this Tile Style next to the regular Tile Mate. It's just slightly larger. I recommend these new models (Style and Sport) because they have longer range and are louder than the original. You can see the two tiny speaker holes in the back of the Style vs. the one hole in the original.