It's first smart tracker - the Samsung Connect Tag - is the first to use narrowband network technology (NB-IoT, Cat.M1) in a consumer mobile product, which helps it achieve 1 week of battery life. The networks are designed for devices that use small amounts of data and power and provides the capability to securely connect to the Internet for location services. Accurate indoor and outdoor location is possible thanks to GPS, Wi-Fi-based positioning (WPS) and Cell ID technologies, working together.
Tracking your pets, your valuables and even your loved ones is about to become simpler than ever with Samsung's new Connect Tag.
Other features of the Connect Tag include an on-demand function that allows the user to request a tag's location at any time with the press of a button on their smartphones, as well as a "Send my location" function which lets the user possessing the device send their current location to a friend or family member at any time.
Samsung says it can be attached, say to a child's backpack, a dog's collar, or personal belongings like your keys or purse to track where they are. Samsung suggests that this can be useful for tracking down a vehicle if you forget where you parked.
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The device will send "periodic location notifications", letting you track your loved one's location record for peace of mind. It measures just 1.19cms (0.47 inches) thick and 4.21cm (1.66 inches) wide, which means it can be easily clipped onto objects using the included carabiner.
Samsung hasn't shared when precisely it will start selling the device, or how much it will charge customers for it.
In addition to providing location info, the Connect Tag is also tied to Samsung's SmartThings ecosystem, meaning the device can do all sorts of things when it enters a predefined zone. It will go on sale for a yet-to-be-disclosed price in Korea first before availability opens up in other countries in the following months.