Lost Your Keys Again? No More Tears With Samsung’s SmartTag Location Tracker
Samsung is announcing a small Bluetooth gadget you can use for locating lost items, just like Tile. It’s called the Galaxy SmartTag, and it will ship beginning January 29th. It will retail for $29.99.
The Galaxy SmartTag works much like a Tile tracker, that’s more popular in the US. It’s a small Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) dongle you attach via a key ring. It pairs with a smartphone via Samsung’s SmartThings app, which can show its last known location on a map. When you’re searching for the tag, the SmartThings app can show a proximity indicator depending on the strength of the BLE signal, and you can tap a button to make the tag emit a chime.
Alas, Samsung says the SmartTag will only work with Samsung Galaxy devices. It will not work if you have another Android phone or an iPhone. Worth waiting for the rumored Apple Airtags, coming this year too?