NEW DELHI: South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched a new variant of its object location tracking device. Dubbed Galaxy SmartTag+, this new variant comes with both Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. The technology helps users to find their misplaced or lost items with the help of AR.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy SmartTag earlier this year at the Galaxy Unpacked event. At that time, the company introduced two different variants — one with built-in Bluetooth which works with Galaxy devices and the other with UWB chip which works with Galaxy S21 devices.
Now the company has introduced the all-new Galaxy SmartTag+ which combines both technologies. Users will now be able to use the AR technologies of the smart tag to find their objects.
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ can also connect to the Galaxy device network and enable users to locate it on a map. In order to get the best out of these smart tags, users will have to use the SmartThings Find feature.
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ also comes with a single button and users have to press the button to perform different functions via the SmartThings app. All data in SmartThings Find is encrypted and protected, so the tag’s location isn’t revealed to anyone but you.
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy SmartTag+ will be available globally starting April 16.