When they can track SWMBO's specs I might buy.
Apple extends Find My support to third-party vendors including Belkin, Dutch bike maker VanMoof, and Chipolo
An upgrade to Apple's Find My app has added support for devices from third-party manufacturers including gadget-tracking startup Chipolo, Belkin, and niche Dutch bike maker VanMoof. Find My is a service that allows iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AirPod owners to locate their missing devices through a dedicated application or website. …
Thursday 8th April 2021 17:57 GMT Sleep deprived
Monday 12th April 2021 08:12 GMT Anonymous Coward
Tile has other major problems
I have a bunch of Tile tags, and Tile is very, VERY pissed off with me for not allowing them to grab tracking information 24/7.
When you install the Tile app, it is so desperate to get hold of your tracking data that every single time you start up the app it will whinge at you for not allowing it to run in the background and have access to location data. As a matter of fact, the app uses every trick in the book to stay running by, for instance, setting itself up for background refresh.
This also means that if you start up the Tile app it will start whinging all over again that it needs your location and inside leg measurement to work properly, and no, it doesn't, not for my use (finding cases and my keys).
Is the hardware good? Ish - it has the best range, so I keep using them even though they're sometimes hard to wake up. But the app and the attitude of the company who seems to think it has some sort of right to my data is starting to seriously piss me off.