You asked, we listened! Thanks to our dedicated Tile Community and their feedback, we are proud to introduce Anywhere Alert as a part of Smart Alerts- our most intuitive alert yet. Smart Alerts use geofencing technology to tell you when you've left something behind - whether it’s at a coffee shop, a park bench, or anywhere else life takes you.
What is geofencing with Tile?
Geofencing is a virtual boundary (or fence) created by using your smartphone or tablet’s location. When your smartphone or tablet enters a location, it will cue the Tile app to create the geofence after 5-10 mins and also record which Tiles entered the location with it. When your smartphone/tablet leaves the location and breaks the geofence, it will then scan to see if it is leaving with all the Tiles that initially accompanied it. The Tile app will then be prompted to notify you if you have left without a Tiled item.
How does Geofencing with Tile work?
- When you arrive at a location and spend time there, the occasion is noted by your smartphone/tablet. The occasion will be noted about 5 minutes upon arrival.
- Once a location is identified, Tile puts a geofence around it of 100 meters (or about 300 feet)
- Next, the Tile app scans and takes note which Tiles entered the location with it
- When you leave the geofence, the Tile app re-scans for your Ties and send an alert notifying you of any Tile you left behind.
How big is the geofence?
The geofence for a location is 100 meters (or about 330 feet) in radius.
Is Tile using iPhone’s geofencing capabilities? If so, will there be discrepancies in Smart Alerts for Apple and Android users?
We are using Apple and Android respective geofencing capabilities. Because they each have their own versions, there will be slight differences in the time to alert between iOS and Android.
I have a few Tiled items in my house that I normally don’t bring with me when I leave. Is there any way I can turn off notifications for certain locations?
Absolutely! You can customize each Tile to your preference. You can choose to only be alerted at certain locations (just like the original Smart Alerts), or choose if you do not want to be alerted at certain locations. To find out exactly how, check out our Smart Alerts page by clicking here.