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#265508 24-Jan-2020 17:48
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I’m looking to get one as a gift. Harvey Norman have them for sale. 

 

 

 

https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/phone-and-gps/mobile-phone-accessories/tile-mate-bluetooth-tracker-single.html

 

 

 

https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/phone-and-gps/mobile-phone-accessories/tile-urb-mate-bluetooth-tracker-single.html

 


but I’m wondering why there’s such a price difference in what appears to be the same product. 
they have different SKU but look to be otherwise the same. 
perhaps One is an earlier model?

 

would appreciate some help

 

 

 

TIA. 


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  #2406184 24-Jan-2020 17:57
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I believe the URB model has a higher range.




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  #2406192 24-Jan-2020 18:41
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One thing to be mindful of is the battery of the older models couldn't be replaced, making them a disposable product when they went flat; new models have replaceable batteries but, in my experience, they don't last as long the older ones. (Still preferable, IMO.)

 

Neither listings for these products mention if the battery is user-replaceable, which isn't particularly helpful.

 

I found last time it was cheaper to buy the Tiles from Amazon than from NZ, but this isn't probably the case if you're only buying a single Tile.


 
 
 
 




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  #2406203 24-Jan-2020 19:03
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Well one is titled URB which I’m guessing stands for user replaceable battery. But I would have expected that to have been the more expensive one. 

 

 


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  #2406205 24-Jan-2020 19:13
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I give up. The above links don't give too much away. I guess I could check them out on the Tile website, but it's too hot to think.




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  #2406206 24-Jan-2020 19:16
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Yeah I’ve checked the tile website and that doesn’t help anything. The only clue I can get is that jbhifi calls one Tile Mate 2020 so maybe that’s the latest model. Harvey Norman must be discounting the older model to clear stock. It’s still not overly transparent. 


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  #2406210 24-Jan-2020 19:38
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This should help you.

 

https://tileteam.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009446833-How-do-I-replace-a-Tile-battery-

The Mate (2018/2020) have a URB with a Simple CR1632

The Mate (2016) has no user replacement battery




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  #2406211 24-Jan-2020 19:42
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I’m guessing in the links I posted above, one is 2018 and the other is 2020.
As Both claim to have user replaceable batteries. So still don’t get what the difference between the two are.

 
 
 
 


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  #2406219 24-Jan-2020 20:06
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Waste of money those tiles

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  #2406224 24-Jan-2020 20:13
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As far as I call tell Range is the difference.


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  #2406225 24-Jan-2020 20:14
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From what I saw, the more expensive one is smaller and lighter. Pbtech has better images, one is sold out, and shows battery covers for both.



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  #2406226 24-Jan-2020 20:19
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Both claim to be 60m /200ft. I’m so baffled.
Thanks, I’ll check out PB.

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  #2406285 24-Jan-2020 21:22
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Be careful buy tiles from Harvey Norman, the ones I have were made in 2017 and I bought them in 2019.

 

My advice, buy four or more and get them from Tile directly.

 

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  #2406294 24-Jan-2020 21:54
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Quick search and the first page on the Tile website tells me the Tile URB has a user replaceable battery, longer range and louder ring.







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  #2406314 24-Jan-2020 22:37
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Not it. They  both have longer 200ft range, CR1632 replaceable battery and louder ring. 

 

I’ll just have to go in tomorrow and check the packaging of both. I bet the sales staff will be clueless too. 


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