The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag + is using AR to guide the search for lost items that will be available from April 16

The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag + was launched with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to help its users find lost things with greater precision. The Galaxy SmartTag + is an imaginary version of the Galaxy SmartTag launched earlier this year at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 virtual event. At the time, the South Korean company wasn’t extracting much information about the Plus variant, and wasn’t even available. Samsung says the new tracker uses augmented reality (AR) technology to visually steer users toward the missing item.

Price, availability Samsung Galaxy SmartTag +

At the presentation in January, Samsung announced that the price of the Galaxy SmartTag + is set at $ 39.99 (approximately Rs 3,000) for one unit or $ 64.99 (approximately Rs 4,800) for a pack of two units. According to a Samsung blog post published on April 8, it is announced that the Galaxy SmartTag + will be progressively available from April 16, and the American one will be available in the coming weeks. Details on prices and availability in India have yet to be revealed.

Samsung Galaxy SmartTag + specifications

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, based on Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 (BLE) technology, the Galaxy SmartTag + is equipped with both BLE and UWB technology that allows it to pinpoint the location of a missing item. The label can be attached to items such as a backpack or pendant. Like Samsung, the Galaxy SmartTag + has a Bluetooth range of up to 120 meters without obstacles.

The Galaxy SmartTag + is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy smartphone with Android 8.0 or later, RAM of 2 GB or later, and get involved in location tracking via the SmartThings Find service in the SmartThings app. Furthermore, the device uses AR technology that visually guides the user towards the missing item using the smartphone camera. This can be done by using the AR Finder function of the SmartThings Find service, which is provided in the SmartThings application.

“AR Finder guides you through a simple interface on a smartphone equipped with UWB, such as the Galaxy S21 + or S21 Ultra,” they say from the company. This feature shows users how far they are from their Galaxy SmartTag + and steers them in its direction. Furthermore, if you are close enough to the location of the tag and still cannot find it, you can produce a loud sound to determine its location. This is very useful in situations such as when your pendant gets stuck under the sofa.

Moreover, as part of Samsung’s line of smart devices, the Galaxy SmartTag + allows you to easily manage smart devices. For example, if you forgot to turn off the smart air conditioner and you have already left the house, you can quickly turn it off with the device instead of running home. In addition, the Samsung SmartThings app allows users to select different functions when they press or hold the highlight button.

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