Samsung’s big Unpacked event is in the books and with all the limelight focused on the three new Galaxy S phones, it’s would be easy to miss out on the Galaxy SmartTag – Samsung’s latest Bluetooth tracking tile. It comes in two variants – SmartTag that uses Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy (LE) and SmartTag+ that leverages Ultrawide Band (UWB) and will launch later this year.
Both trackers help you locate missing items when you attach them to whatever you see fit. You can clip them up to your keys, wallet, backpack or even to your pet’s leash. They pair with Samsung’s SmartThings app and you can then check out the tag’s last location, and play a sound to help you locate it in tight spaces. The trackers have a range of 120m.
They also serve as a one-touch IoT control meaning it can switch on or off connected Samsung appliances like TVs, robot vacuums and other appliances. Both are IP53 water and dust resistant.
The Smart Tags will be compatible only with Galaxy smartphones, tablets and wearables, though, which limits their use case.
The regular Galaxy SmartTag goes for $29.99/€34,90 while the Tag+ will retail for $39.99. Both will be available in packs of two as well which will lower the price per item. Sales are scheduled to being on January 29.