I do think a Tile-like device would be cool, Those seem pretty expensive for what they are, and I’m sure Wyze could do it cheaper, plus they could integrate it into their ecosystem.
BUT… this may be a bad time for them to work on a device like that, because better/more accurate tech is getting built into phones directly. Apple’s new iPhone has something called a “U1 chip” that allows for “GPS at the scale of your living room,” according to Apple’s marketing copy. The chip is already in the iPhone 11, but there aren’t any devices using it yet. I’m really interested to see what that will look like, and how small the tracking devices might be able to be. Also interested to see whether that remains proprietary to Apple products, or if they’ll allow third-party accessory-makers to use it.
I can think of some pretty cool ideas for it. Obviously, keeping track of your random stuff that floats around the house is one thing. But you could also set up hyper-accurate geofencing, in order to set home/away modes automatically. And – get this – DOG FENCES! You could get really granular with it. Keep the dog in the yard. Keep the dog off the rugs. Keep the dog off the couch.
Anyway, I’m super excited to see where that tech goes in the next year or two.