Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ now official
Samsung Electronics introduces the latest Galaxy SmartTag+.
The new Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ is equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to pinpoint locations accurately. It also uses augmented reality (AR) technology that visually guides the user towards the lost item as they use the smartphone’s camera.
As per Samsung, the AR Finder guides you with an easy-to-follow interface on your UWB-equipped smartphones, such as the Galaxy S21+ or S21 ultra. It indicates how far you are from the SmartTag+ and allows you the choice to have the tag produce a loud sound for easier finding.
“UWB is a true game changer, making it possible to lock onto the position of an object with much greater precision,” said KJ Kim, EVP and Head of Mobile R&D Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
With BLE connectivity and the Galaxy device network, detection of tagged items on a map is possible. SmartThings Find users can choose to opt in with the SmartThings app and enable their Galaxy smartphone or tablet to help others find their own lost tags or devices. All data in SmartThings Find is encrypted and protected, so the tag’s location isn’t revealed to anyone but you.
Samsung mentioned that both Galaxy SmartTag+ and SmartTag can double as a remote device that users may use for simple actions like turning off a bedside lamp at home.
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ will be available starting April 16 in South Korea. However, the company also revealed its availability in the US in the coming weeks. The Galaxy SmartTag+ also operates using the SmartThings Find service, provided in the SmartThings app. To find out more, visit the official Samsung website.