I want to ask a question about Tile, a Bluetooth location tracking device.

Tile uses Bluetooth to communicate with the companion app on your smart phone or tablet. The Tile app "discovers" a Tile and establishes a connection to it using the Bluetooth signal. Once a Bluetooth connection is made between your Tile and mobile device, Tile then uses the location services of your mobile device to communicate up-to-date location information to the app.
-How does Tile work?

Would questions about the Tile location tracker be on-topic?

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    So long as you're asking about an Internet of Things usage of the Tile and not about how to use it as a missile (or whatever), you should be fine!
    – anonymous2 Mod
    Jan 15, 2018 at 22:37

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Sounds on-topic to me. Generally speaking, questions about using a device to sense and control remotely are on-topic, and we have product tags for many popular IoT devices for specific questions about their operation.

As stated in our help center:

If you have a question about...

  • controlling, automating and sensing the environment using electronics ('smart devices')

... you're in the right place!

I'd suggest you go ahead and ask your question — I'm pretty certain it will be received well here, but there's no substitute for actually asking a question and testing the waters. If you do want to check on meta first, consider editing with a draft of your question and let me know.

A question has now been posted on the main site about the Tile tracker, which seems relatively well-received so far. See the tag for more information.

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