Samsung Galaxy SmartTag debuted at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 virtual event alongside the highly anticipated Galaxy S21 series of smartphones and Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds. The Bluetooth tracker is designed to help you find easy-to-lose items like keys, bags, or even your pet. You can also access Samsung’s SmartThings Find service to use the Galaxy SmartTag to locate things that are not within the range of the built-in Bluetooth technology. This will all be familiar to you if you’ve already used a Bluetooth Tile tracker. However, Samsung seems to stiffen the competition for Tile and give Galaxy smartphone users a native option. The company has also announced the Galaxy SmartTag + which will arrive later this year with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) support for accurate tracking of lost items.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, Galaxy SmartTag + price
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag the price has been set at $ 29.99 (roughly Rs. 2,200). You can also get it in a pair of two devices at $ 49.99 (roughly Rs. 3,700) or in a four-pack for $ 84.99 (roughly Rs. 6,200). The Galaxy SmartTag is currently available for pre-order in select markets, including the UK and US, with availability set for January 29. In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag + will be available later this year at $ 39.99 (roughly Rs. 2,900) for a single unit or $ 64.99 (roughly Rs. 4,700) for a two-unit pack. Details on the pricing and availability in India of the Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy SmartTag + have not yet been revealed.
To give some perspective, the Tile Mate tracker is currently available at $ 24.99 (roughly Rs. 1,800), while its Pro version that comes with a 400-foot Bluetooth range is priced at $ 34.99 (roughly Rs. 2,600).
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag is based on Bluetooth Low Energy v5.0 (BLE) technology that allows you to find things within a range of 120 meters. There is a built-in speaker that produces a sound when you touch the button on your phone to easily track a tagged item in your home or office. However, you can use Galaxy SmartTag to go beyond searching for lost items and you can take advantage of it to even find your pet using Galaxy Find Network through SmartThings Find service.
Samsung It has also provided a button on the Galaxy SmartTag that allows you to control connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices with the SmartThings app. This means that you can turn on a connected light through the Galaxy SmartTag, without taking out your phone or pressing any switches in your room.
Like any other Bluetooth device, the Galaxy SmartTag must be paired with your smartphone. Pairing is done through the SmartThings app. However, it is important to note that the tracker is currently designed to work only with Samsung Galaxy devices and is compatible with Galaxy devices running on Android 8.0 Oreo or later with a minimum of 2GB of RAM. This is different from tile trackers that work with a variety of Android and iOS devices.
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag includes a CR2032 battery that is replaceable and is said to last for months. The device measures 39.11×39.11×9.9mm in size and weighs 50.80 grams.
Samsung’s decision to carry the Galaxy SmartTag exclusively for Galaxy smartphones comes amid rumours suggesting the development of AirTag trackers by Apple. They are also likely to be compatible only with Please select iPhone Models.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag + Specifications
Unlike the regular Galaxy SmartTag, the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag + will be available with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology to provide accurate location tracking of lost items. This will bring spatial precision and directional capabilities. Samsung will also introduce augmented reality (AR) capabilities to the Galaxy SmartTag + to allow you to locate your belongings along with an on-screen guide.
Detailed specifications for the Galaxy SmartTag + have yet to be announced.