Apple was introduced a week ago a new product many of which had already been the subject of rumors. Indeed, the desired AirTags are already there and with that the comparisons with other products similar in the market.
While it is true that an occasional flaw has already been detected in the new AirTags, today we will focus on the comparison with “Tile”, another popular brand of Bluetooth trackers.
Design and size
The Airtags opt for a round design of 3.2 centimeters in diameter, which is quite small compared to other similar products. The tile has a totally square design with some 3.5 centimeters per side and a little thicker than AirTags.
Both products connect to smartphones via bluetooth. However, AirTags only work with Apple devices at this time and would require an iPhone to access settings. That being said, once you bring the phone up, it’s very easy to set up.
Tile, on the other hand, works with both devices Android like iOS and to access its configuration and be able to use it, you must download its application and register.
We can’t forget to see which is better between AirTags and Tile when it comes to their main function, locate what you are looking for.
If you are close to your AirTags, it depends on bluetooth, bandwidth and AR to send its location to iPhone. Apple has also added “Precision Tracking” so you can see your direction and distance from the AirTag with a lot of precision. When you are not there, it will use other Apple devices to send the location. If there is none, it will use the last location on the device and update it in the “Search” app.
Tile works more or less the same way but with a small flawIt all depends on its app and updates its location when your phone gets close to it.
It is a function that we only found on the Apple device, it will therefore not be possible to locate, in theory, people or animals. Tile does not have this feature which prevents other people from being tracked without consent.
Resistance to water and dust
Tile Mate He does not have an official IP rating, but the company claims it is splash proof and should work fine if liquid is spilled on it. Tile Pro is waterproof with IPX5, but does not have a dust rating. The AirTagInstead, it’s rated IP67 for its dust and splash resistance.
Finally, we will analyze the official price of both products. Apple offers two different packs: an AirTag for $ 29 ($ 35 in Europe) and a 4-pack for $ 99 ($ 119 in Europe).
Tile a four different versions of their product and also offers a package with one device, two or four. Tile Mate costs $ 24.99 for a pack of 1. $ 47.99 for a pack of 2 and $ 69.99 for a pack of 4. Tile Pro starts at $ 34.99 for a pack of 1.59.99 $ for a pack of 2 and $ 99.99 for a pack of 4.
With all of this, I think, for people with iOS, AirTag would win closely to Tile for size and tracking. In contrast, for people who have Android, Tile wins simply because of the connectivity. The other products offered by Tile are not included in this comparison because they would be very different from AirTags.