The latest news from Samsung Unpacked is Galaxy SmartTag, a small locator that you attach to objects with a great tendency to get lost (dog, keys, suitcase, wallet, backpack …) and you can easily find them using your mobile phone. And vice versa – the logo of the label serves as a button that “rings” on the connected phone when pressed twice. The pendant communicates with the environment via Bluetooth LE (range up to 120 m), energy is provided by a replaceable battery type CR2032, which will keep the SmartTag alive for up to 300 days.
The SmartThings application takes care of managing the locator on the mobile phone, which can find the lost locator using the Find module. Just mark it as lost in the app, and its location (as well as the location of the object to which the locator is attached) will help other Galaxy series smartphone users find it. So it works similar to searching for a lost watch or headset.
The dimensions of the Galaxy SmartTag are 39 × 39 × 9.8 mm, the weight stopped at 13 grams. A significant addition is the increased resistance of IP53 or automatic control of the house at the push of a button. When you leave, you can turn off the house lights, television, thermostat, etc. with one click.
Key features of the Galaxy SmarTag in the video:
Samsung also announced at the same time SmartTag +, which is additionally equipped with UWB technology, which enables precisely targeted and spatial search using phones with UWB technology (eg the new Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra). The South Korean manufacturer will launch it later this year.