Tile wants to reunite you with wearables that have gone walkies

CES 2018: Tracking tech company is sharing the locating love
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Tile has been helping us find our car keys, wallets and phones for a few years now and it's ready to help reunite you with more items you tend to forget including wearables.

The makers behind the Bluetooth-based location tracking device is set to start embedding its technology into a host of items, including suitcases, inhalers and headphones.

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The company has struck up a series of new partnerships to make this happen including one with audio giants Bose. That means you'll soon find the Tile tech included inside of its SoundSport Wireless headphones to kick things off. This will allow users to ring their headphones to help track them down. A firmware update will roll out the feature to those who already own the sports headphones so you don't need to go out and buy another pair.

"Whether it's a pair of wireless headphones, a suitcase filled with precious memories, or a life-saving connected inhaler, we want to make sure consumers can find their items no matter where they are, whether under the couch or halfway around the world," said Mike Farley, CEO and cofounder of Tile.

Other partnerships announced include startup Starling to bring the tech to the star shaped wearable that's designed to help young children learn to speak. That joins existing partnerships with the likes of Fossil and Kenneth Cole.

Tile is also pushing out its platform into locations like San Jose International Airport, helping you locate lost items misplaced around the departures lounge or when you're busy spending hours in duty free.

Hopefully Tile will consider rolling out its tech to other wearables too. Smart earbuds would be high on our priority list. Who's with us?

Tile wants to reunite you with wearables that have gone walkies

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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