Of course, it doesnt have to be a strangers phone, if you retrace your steps, your own smartphone will be able to pick up the signal and notify you. Once youre close enough, you can make the SmartTag emit a sound so you can manually locate it.SmartTags work both ways. Each tag has a button on it which you can press twice to make your phone ring. So, if you tend to misplace your phone, you can have a SmartTag near your desk or bed and use it to find your phone instead of asking someone to call your number. Why press twice? Because a single press of the button can be customized for a number of SmartThings functions. For example, If you have a smart lightbulb, you can program the SmartTag to turn it on. So, if you have a SmartTag on your car keys, you can turn on the driveway light as you get out of the car. With the influx of smart gadgets and smart appliances, the customization options will only grow.With Smart Tags Samsung beats Apple to the punch. Cupertino is rumored to be working on a very similar device, known around the rumor mill as AirTag. The functionality of AirTags is expected to be quite similar to what weve described already but the signal going through Apple devices and the Find My app. Of course, both Samsung and Apples devices are inspired by the popular Tile tracker. The problem with Tile is that it doesnt have the massive hardware ecosystem Apple and Samsung do. With Tile, for remote tracking, you can rely only on other people that have the Tile app installed on their phones. Obviously, those are far fewer than iPhone or Galaxy owners, making it much less likely for you to find your lost device.
As you probably already know, if youve visited our Galaxy S21 announcement article, Samsung is giving one SmartTag free with every Galaxy S21 preorder. If youre planning to upgrade to Samsungs latest and greatest, youll have the opportunity to test out this new smart gadget for yourself.
Galaxy SmartTags are nothing amazing at first glance, but if you find even one lost item thanks to them, youll be grateful they exist. We know some of you are already seeing the potential for quality-of-life improvement.
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