Samsung has just released the Galaxy SmartTags, tiny tracking devices that will allow you to geolocate any object you want. With just a click, you can see where your backpack, wallet, keys or even your pet is since it can be hung from a collar.
This device has a square shape with rounded edges and, in one of the corners, there is a small hole to place a string or a ring. This makes it particularly easy to hang, as it can be attached from either side with a simple knot.
There will be two models: one that will use ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, very efficient and precise; and bluetooth; and a second that will only have this second innovation.
The Galaxy SmartTag has a button that, when pressed, sends a signal to any cell phone with which it has been synchronized. In this way, the geolocation device also works in reverse, as it will automatically send a signal to the smartphone with which it is synchronized, which can be viewed through the SmartThings application, which manages Samsung’s ecosystem. In this way, it will show on the screen all the objects that have been marked with this gadget.
It uses bluetooth low energy (BLW), the IoT star standard that makes minimum use of the battery and has an acceptable range, as well as ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, which is nothing more than a short range wireless communication protocol that operates through radio waves at very high frequencies. A couple of its advantages over bluetooth are its precision and its data transfer speed, since it reaches 27 megabits per second. In addition, it will allow the cell phone to generate an augmented reality environment that will tell the user in which direction to go if he or she is especially close to the lost object.
Thus, there will be two models, and their price will depend on it: one with UWB and bluetooth technology; the other with this second innovation only. They can be purchased from today at a cost of 34.90 euros (but deliveries will not start until January 26th), a price much lower than what it would cost to lose a few keys or your backpack with personal documents.
In addition, from this device, the company has launched in the Galaxy Unpacked the new Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra, as well as the new Galaxy Buds Pro.