Travel worries often include the dreaded thought of lost luggage. While sticking to a carry-on might lower the risk, it's not an entirely foolproof strategy (I speak from experience). And if it's not your suitcase you're worried about, misplaced wallets or handbags can also add to the stress. Enter the Tile luggage tracker — a genius lil' gadget that'll add some peace of mind to your travels and daily life. Luckily, Amazon Canada is currently offering deals on popular models. For a limited time, shoppers can save on both the Tile Mate Bluetooth Trackers and the Tile Pro 2-Pack.
Keep reading to discover the details on both models to see which one will best suit your needs.
Tile Mate vs. Tile Pro: What's the difference?
If you're trying to decide between the Tile Mate and the Tile Pro trackers, there are some key differences you should note. That's why we've gone ahead and done the comparisons for you, making sure to note what shoppers have to say about both models.
Keep reading to decide which set of luggage trackers will work best for you.
This versatile tracker helps locate missing objects both near and far. It can be attached to your luggage on a key ring, stored inside a pocket, or attached to everyday items like keys, a purse, or a backpack.
When it's within Bluetooth range, the Tile Mate can connect directly to the Tile app, which starts ringing in order to help you find lost items. When it's out of range, you can view its most recent location on a map within the app. The Tile app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.
This version of the Tile has a Bluetooth range up to 250 ft/76 m, with a replaceable battery that lasts up to three years.
What people are saying
⭐️ 4.2/5 stars
💬 35,400+ reviews
🏆 "They are great and easy to set up for tracking your phone, your luggage, anything you need to find."
According to Amazon reviewers, the Tile Mate is "an invaluable asset for travelling these days." Shoppers have said that the "signal works like a charm" and is "very accurate."
However, shoppers note that despite being compatible with smart home devices, these trackers sometimes have trouble connecting to Amazon Alexa.
Like the Tile Mate, the Tile Pro has all the same lost and found features to help you track down missing objects. However, this device has a Bluetooth range of up to 400 ft/120 m, and has a replaceable battery that lasts up to one year.
What people are saying
⭐️ 4.2/5 stars
💬 5,600 reviews
🏆 "I am quite [impressed] with the accuracy of the location, down to which room in the house the item is located."
As with the Tile Mate, shoppers agree that the Tile Pro offers "tremendous peace of mind" when travelling. They also are "perfect" for those who "misplace their keys and phone frequently."
Reviewers say that they are "much louder" than the Tile Mate, making it easier to locate misplaced objects and "the range is almost double" — a helpful upgrade if you live in a larger home.
While shoppers have been impressed with these trackers, some reviewers caution that they work "better if there's a clear line of sight," something that isn't always possible when travelling.
The final verdict
For those who may have a larger home where a longer Bluetooth range would be useful, you'll want to pick up the Tile Pro device. It can track items up to 400 ft/120 m, meaning that you should be able to find your misplaced items from anywhere around the house.
On the other hand, if you're mainly planning to use these trackers while travelling, it may be worth saving yourself some money and picking up the Tile Mate instead.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.