In January, Samsung took advantage of the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S21 to make its location beacon debut with the Galaxy SmartTag, available in two versions and sizes: the SmartTag for drying, smaller and with Bluetooth BLE and the SmartTag. +, also with UWB. Samsung has now announced the official launch of this second version, highlighting some of its characteristics.
The Galaxy SmartTag and the SmartTag + serve the same purpose of letting you find items with the invaluable help of Samsung SmartThings, but the “plus” version includes that, a plus, by having UWB connectivity and, therefore, in being capable of much more precision. This additional precision also allows the use of augmented reality to find where your SmartTag + uses the mobile camera
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Although we’ve already known about Samsung’s location beacons since the Samsung Galaxy S21 was introduced, so far only the lower version, the Galaxy SmartTag, has been on sale. Samsung announced that the higher version, the Galaxy SmartTag +, It will go on sale from April 16, but without specifying in which markets exactly.
the differences between SmartTag + and SmartTag
With this added precision comes a new way to find items in Samsung’s SmartThings app. In addition to seeing the approximate location on the map and being able to ring it to reveal your location, it is added location with augmented reality
It works similar to the augmented reality mode of Google Maps, indicating with arrows the direction in which the SmartTag + is located and be able to ring it with the press of a button when you approach it.
This, if it is within a range of approximately 120 meters. Apart from this, it behaves in the same way as the standard SmartTag, being able to take advantage of the SmartThings offline location technology, which uses Bluetooth BLE to reveal your location to other SmartThings users who have joined the program offline and are within range.
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