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So, Samsung has come up with something pretty interesting. Please welcome the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ having ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) which helps its customers gain access to lost things accurately. The current Galaxy SmartTag+ is a more advanced form of Galaxy SmartTag which was unveiled at a virtual event, Galaxy Unpacked 2021.
The company has not yet revealed much about this latest version. In fact, the availability of this model is still not known. The new tracker, according to Samsung, uses the augmented reality (AR) technology to guide the user visually regarding the lost item.
Specifications of Samsung SmartTag+
The best quality of Galaxy SmartTag+ is that it utilizes both UWB and BLE technology which allows it to find the exact location of the missing item. You can conveniently attach the tag to your items like a keychain or your backpack. The company claims that the Bluetooth range of the new Galaxy SmartTag+ can go up to 120 meters without barriers.
Samsung is the first company to make use of the UWB technology for tracking purposes. However, it is being expected that the same technology might be used in Apple’s AirTags. Moreover, Tile might also do the same in 2021.
The Galaxy SmartTag+ can be connected with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone having Android 8.0 or higher. The RAM of the device should be 2GB or more than that and use the service of SmartThings Find powered by the SmartThings app. The app helps in tracking the location of the item. The AR technology used by the device guides the user visually towards the lost item using the smartphone’s camera. This can be made possible by using the AR Finder feature of the SmartThings app.
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According to the company, “The AR Finder guides you with an easy-to-follow interface on your UWB-equipped smartphone, such as Galaxy S21+ or S21 Ultra.” The feature allows the users to know the distance between themselves and the Galaxy SmartTag+. Once this is done, the user is guided towards the direction of the tag.
However, let’s suppose you are close to the location of the tag, and you are unable to find it, you can also produce a ring loud enough to help you know the location. This feature can come in handy when the keyring slips below the bed or under the sofa.
According to Samsung’s blog post on April 8, the Galaxy SmartTag+ might be available from April 16 in the UK. It might take some weeks for it to ‘satiate’ the curiosity of the Americans with different launching times for other regions.