After the last Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy SmartTag tracking gadget which came together with the Galaxy S21 series, we get to look forward to its better version called Galaxy SmartTag+ featuring an Ultrawide Band (UWB).
The new SmartTag+ come in the same rounded square design as the regular SmartTag, although it will only be introduced in two colours – black and grey. Besides the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the new SmartTag+ also works with ultra-wideband (UWB) technology which greatly improves tracking accuracy and together with an augmented reality using your smartphone’s camera in your smartphone’s app, looking for lost stuff will become much faster and more successful.
With the SmartTag+, you are capable of tracking things up to 120m away. It also has an IP53 water adn dust resistance.
What is Samsung SmartTag+ and why to use it?
It’s a simple, inconspicuous tech gadget, which will help you look for lost or misplaced things both indoors and outdoors, using just your Samsung smartphone’s camera. You can attach the SmartTag+ to basically anything, such as keys, wallet, backpacks and more and save time while looking for them.
Can I use SmartTag+ with an iPhone or another Android device?
Unfortunately not, as the SmartTag and SmartTag+ is a product made by Samsung, exclusively for its Galaxy devices. The new SmartTag+ will also only work on devices featuring ultra-wideband (UWB) technology such as Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra or Galaxy Z Fold 2.
After bringing the SmartTag+ home, you can pair and control it with your smartphone using Samsung’s SmartThings app. You can locate the lost things via Samsung’s SmartThings Find service, which is available on its Galaxy smartphones, Galaxy tablets, Galaxy Watch or even its Buds.
The GalaxyTag+ uses a standard CR2032 battery, which is for example the same battery most bathroom scales use. The replaceable battery will last around 5 months compared to around 10 months in the previous SmartTag, mostly due to the more power-consuming UWB technology.
SmartTag+ remote control
The new SmartTag+ has also one more, useful feature. It has a programmable button, which you can use to remotely control your smart home, for example, to turn off/on light, socket, smart coffee maker etc.
Samsung GalaxyTag+ price and where to buy
The Samsung GalaxyTag+ starts at £39.99 in the UK and $40 in the US and will be available for purchase from the 16th of April 2021 at Samsung Stores and most other high street retailers.