Amazon announced Friday that it is partnering with Tile, a company
that makes trackers for lost items, and Level, which makes smart
locks, to use those devices to enhance its tracking network based
on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. […]
Tile has also been vocal against Apple’s entry into the lost-item
tracking space, recently telling Congress that it and other app
developers are “afraid” of Apple’s
for third-party apps and hardware accessories.
Amazon’s partnership will allow it beef up its tracking network,
called Sidewalk, by letting Tile and Level devices tap into the
Bluetooth networks created by millions of its Echo products. Tile
will start working with Amazon’s network beginning June 14.