Tile Mate

Tile Mate

Review date: 11/02/2020

These little doohickies attach to just about anything: your pet, wallet, keys, TV remote, bags, other people’s bags. The app lets you track your things within Bluetooth range and rings where they are if you lose something. There's a waterproof version, a super slim version, a sticker version, and a Pro version to meet any potential "now where did I put that?" need you could possibly have.

What could happen if something goes wrong

These remote Bluetooth trackers pose an interesting conundrum. On one hand, they only track within Bluetooth range (200 - 400 feet). On the other hand, the Tile also has a "community find" feature that will let anyone with the Tile app find your Tile and alert your app where it is. This is a good feature...that could also be used for bad purposes. Someone could slip a Tile tracker into your bag or car. And then, with the community find option, use that to track your location without you knowing.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?

No

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Tile secures communications from the Tile to the phone and encrypts communications from the phone to the cloud.

Strong password

Not applicable

The device pairs securely via Bluetooth, which does not require a password. The only time someone can view your Tile is if you have shared it with them on the Tile app.

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Tile has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid.

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

No

Company contact info