Probably the most notable improve featured in the Pro series is its waterproof capabilities of 1.5 meters for as much as 60 min. I efficiently examined this by leaving the Model in a bowl of water for five minutes, which ended with one moist, however totally practical, tracker (and one completely confused boyfriend).
Whereas I doubt I’ll discover myself in a state of affairs wherein my Tile is totally submerged in water for a protracted time frame, it’s good to know that if my keys or telephone do get dunked in a rest room, which has occurred, or I get caught within the rain, I received’t must shell out one other $35 to switch it.
The casing on the Professional in comparison with the plastic of the original Tile can also be considerably altered. It feels like an improve as a lot because it seems to be like one. If the bulkiness of the unique Tile Mate was too utilitarian-looking for you, the Professional Sequence incorporates a clean, beveled edge and reads a bit extra compact and purposeful.
Now you can additionally change the ring tone and quantity of your Tile, which isn’t all that groundbreaking, however it’s a pleasant contact. The elevated radius (as much as 200 ft away, double the vary of the unique Tile), offers a pleasant peace of thoughts. Then once more, my telephone or keys have been by no means greater than a pair ft away below sofa cushions, piles of grocery luggage, or the canine.
The Professional Sequence is dearer than the unique Tile Mate by $10, however the larger worth is smart given the extra options (although you’ll be able to seize a two-pack for $60) . The one main downside, and one that every one Tile merchandise have, is that they nonetheless haven’t solved the issue of battery life. This implies you’ll have to purchase a complete new one when it dies, which is in a couple of yr.
Not too long ago, they launched the reTile program, which lets you obtain a pre-paid envelope to recycle your outdated Tile after 11 months, and get a brand new one for a reduced worth.