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What’s the difference between the 2020 and 2022 Tile Mates?

For 2022, Tile released a new version of the Tile Mate. So, how does it compare to the older 2020 model?

You can find out in this comparison between the 2020 Tile Mate and 2022 Tile Mate.

Quick Summary

When compared to the 2020 Tile Mate, the 2022 Tile Mate has a 25% wider maximum Bluetooth range in addition to offering better dust and water protection.

The 2022 version is also the only tracker in this comparison to come with a QR code printed on its back as a stranger can use it to contact you about returning your lost item.

Aside from the aforementioned differences, the two Bluetooth trackers offer the same features, battery life, temperature range and warranty coverage.

Overall, the 2022 Tile Mate is a big improvement over the 2020 Tile Mate.

2020 Tile Mate vs. 2022 Tile Mate Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the 2020 and 2022 versions of the Tile Mates below.

 2020 Tile Mate2022 Tile Mate
Dimensions35 mm x 35 mm x 6.2 mm37.8 mm x 37.8 mm x 7.1 mm
Weight6 grams7.15 grams
Color OptionsWhiteBlack

White
Bluetooth RangeUp to 200 feet (or 61 meters)Up to 250 feet (or 76 meters)
QR Code?NoYes
Features with No SubscriptionsFind Nearby

Find Far Away

Find Your Phone
Find Nearby

Find Far Away

Find Your Phone
Tile Premium FeaturesFind Far Away

Find Your Phone

Smart Alerts Notifications

Unlimited Sharing

30-Day Location History

Premium Customer Care

Worry-Free Warranty

Up to $100 Item Reimbursement
Find Far Away

Find Your Phone

Smart Alerts Notifications

Unlimited Sharing

30-Day Location History

Premium Customer Care

Worry-Free Warranty

Up to $100 Item Reimbursement
Tile Premium Protect FeaturesFind Nearby

Find Far Away

Find Your Phone

Smart Alerts Notifications

Unlimited Sharing

30-Day Location History

Premium Customer Care

Worry-Free Warranty

Up to $1000 Item Reimbursement
Find Nearby

Find Far Away

Find Your Phone

Smart Alerts Notifications

Unlimited Sharing

30-Day Location History

Premium Customer Care

Worry-Free Warranty

Up to $1000 Item Reimbursement
Battery TypeNon-replaceable batteryNon-replaceable battery
Battery LifeUp to 3 yearsUp to 3 years
Recommended Temperature Range-10°C to 60°C (or 14°F to 140°F)-10°C to 60°C (or 14°F to 140°F)
IP RatingIP55IP67
Warranty1-year manufacturer’s warranty1-year manufacturer’s warranty
PricingCheck price on Amazon.Check price on Amazon.

Dimensions

When it comes to physical size, the 2022 version is slightly longer, wider and thicker than the 2020 version.

You can find the exact measurements for both lost item locators below:

  • 2020 Tile Mate: 35 mm x 35 mm x 6.2 mm
  • 2022 Tile Mate: 37.8 mm x 37.8 mm x 7.1 mm

Weight

The 2022 model of the Mate is also slightly heavier than the older 2020 model.

You can take a look at the weight specs for both of these Bluetooth trackers below:

  • 2020 Tile Mate: 6 grams
  • 2022 Tile Mate: 7.15 grams

Color Options

When it comes to colors, the 2020 Mate is only available in white.

With the 2022 Mate, you can pick between black or white.

Bluetooth Range

When it comes to the Bluetooth connection for these trackers, the 2022 version offers a 25% wider maximum range when compared to the 2020 version.

You can find the Bluetooth ranges for both devices below:

  • 2020 Tile Mate: Up to 200 feet (or 61 meters)
  • 2022 Tile Mate: Up to 250 feet (or 76 meters)

QR Code

The 2022 Tile Mate comes with a QR code printed on its back. When a stranger finds your tracker, they can scan the QR code and be given your contact information if you previously set up the Notify When Found feature.

Features

When it comes to supported features, both versions of the Title Mate support the following without the need of any subscriptions:

  • Find Nearby
  • Find Far Away
  • Find Your Phone

You will unlock a lot more features with the Tile Premium plan, which is priced at $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year, as you will get the following:

  • Find Far Away
  • Find Your Phone
  • Smart Alerts Notifications
  • Unlimited Sharing
  • 30-Day Location History
  • Premium Customer Care
  • Worry-Free Warranty
  • Up to $100 Item Reimbursement

The priciest subscription is the Tile Premium Protect plan as you need to pay $99.99 per year. If you are a member, you will get the following benefits:

  • Find Nearby
  • Find Far Away
  • Find Your Phone
  • Smart Alerts Notifications
  • Unlimited Sharing
  • 30-Day Location History
  • Premium Customer Care
  • Worry-Free Warranty
  • Up to $1000 Item Reimbursement

Battery Type

As for the power source, each of these lost item finders come with an internal, non-replaceable battery. Therefore, these devices will become useless once their battery life is depleted.

Battery Life

The batteries for both the 2020 and 2022 models can last a maximum of 3 years.

Recommended Temperature Range

The recommended operating temperature range for the old and new versions of the Tile Mate is -10°C to 60°C (or 14°F to 140°F).

Ingress Protection

When it comes to ingress protection, the 2020 tracker got an IP55 rating. This means that this tracker should be protected against any harmful amount of dust ingestion. Furthermore, it should be shielded against light water splashes from all directions.

The 2022 tracker got an even better IP67 rating as it is fully dust tight and should be able to withstand being fully submerged at up to 1 meter underwater for a duration of up to 30 minutes.

Warranty

The 2020 Tile Mate and 2022 Tile Mate each comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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