The Samsung Galaxy SmartTags tracking device was introduced with the Galaxy S21 phones at Samsung’s Unpacked event in January. Tile-like monitoring devices that can help you recover the assets you messed up.
You can attach such a device to a cell phone or a key ring, put it in your wallet or a jacket pocket, or on a teddy bear children are tired of the tendency to lose or drop it on the floor. Then use the Samsung SmartThings Find app to find them again using your mobile phone.
You can also get SmartTags Plus with several features. Below you can see the features that distinguish these models from each other.
What I will say is
- What is this? Tile-like tracking device from Samsung
- when will it be available? Jan 29, but the PLus model will arrive later this year.
- How much will that cost? Each unit will cost SEK 350.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTags will go on sale on January 29, along with the Galaxy S21 phones. SmartTags Plus will arrive a little later, and the date here is yet to be confirmed by Samsung.
In a few regions, you will receive at least one SmartTag when pre-ordering a Galaxy S21 mobile. Samsung has not provided detailed information on this subject so far.
Samsung SmartTag costs 350 kroner per chip. As such, these are slightly more expensive than Tile chips and much more expensive than simpler units you can buy online. There will also be package offers on SmartTag devices.
You can currently pre-order the SmartTag in Oatmeal and Black. Later, there will be packs with more color variants and more units such as Teal and Pink. Samsung also showed off some branded versions, including the Bart Simpson version.
Samsung has confirmed that there will be packs of two and four, but it is unclear whether and when the latter will be available in Norway. Top packs can already be ordered.
Features and features
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag is a small rectangular piece of plastic with a hole that you can use when you attach it to keys, a dog collar or other convenient places.
SmartTags works in collaboration with the Samsung application SmartThings Find. Currently, the app makes it possible to track the location of your Samsung phone and other devices. You can now follow your SmartTags with the application.
SmartTags send Bluetooth signals to nearby Samsung devices. This will allow you to find out where they are. The SmartTags draw energy from a replaceable coin-operated battery that has a duration of “several months”, according to Samsung.
This also works when the chip is disconnected from the network or out of range. You can also get a location history for each track.
SmartTags also have a button that you can assign to the smart home function. For example, you may decide that pressing a button will turn on the light or the TV.
What is there in SmartTags Plus that you cannot find in the standard model? First, SmartTags Plus uses UWB (ultra-broadband technology) for wide and directional tracking. This gives you more precise location data and you can also use the AR Finder on your phone to find the chips.
The price of SmartTag Plus in Norway has not been decided yet.