Tile has officially announced its most advanced tracking device. Nicknamed as Ultra tile, is the company’s first tracker to feature ultra-broadband (UWB) technology. The new Tile tracker is likely to suit the likes of Apple AirTag and will be available in 2022.
The company also claims that Tile Ultra will be the first tracking device to offer UWB support for Android and iOS devices. It is important to note that there are currently a limited number of smartphones that currently support UWB. Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 come with UWB along with some premium Samsung galaxy smart phones.
UWB technology is a short-range wireless communication protocol similar to Wifi and Bluetooth, but it works at a higher frequency. UWB technology also enables the device to generate spatial and directional data that makes it easy to find the Tile tracker.
Apart from this, Tile has also added an AR viewer in the Tile app to give users a better perception of the device.
So far, Tile hasn’t revealed the exact price or release date for the Tile Ultra, but the company has revealed the design and given us an idea of what the device will look like.
From the images posted by Tile, the Ultra tracker will feature a similar design to the latest Tile Pro, featuring rounded corners and a rectangular shape along with a built-in keychain.
In addition to announcing the new Tile Ultra, the company has also updated its existing Tile devices: Mate, Pro, slimand sticker trackers, with better speakers, water resistance, and improved range.