EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Are you always losing your keys, your cell phone, your purse? There is something that may help.
Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker that helps find your lost stuff in seconds. The makers say "attach, stick, or place tiles inside everyday items and keep track of them in our easy-to-use app."
One of my favorite mom testers, Sarah Cavanaugh helped me put it to the test.
The app was easy to find in the App Store. The Tile itself sells online for between $20-$25. The app allows you to register your phone. So, even if your phone is on silent or vibrate, an alert will sound so you can find it. But the Tile also works with your phone to find any object you want to attach the Tile to, whether that's a set of keys, a bike or a purse.
This is how it works, say you dropped your wallet somewhere on a bike ride. If you placed a Tile inside your wallet, you can use the app on your cell phone to track down the street location where your wallet might be.
Double click the Tile itself-- and it helps you find your phone. Even when your phone is on silent or vibrate, the phone will chime for you to track down where it might be.
You can track distance to your lost item... (getting warm, warmer... hot hot). When Sarah and I tried this, it was interesting how it shows you when you're getting closer to the object.
Sarah said because it's priced right, for $25, (I found it cheaper on Amazon) she says it's worth it.
Check out Tile's website for more information: www.thetileapp.com.
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