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Samsung's Galaxy SmartTag2: Tracking Tech Evolves

Source: Samsung Electronics

Seoul, South Korea - Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy SmartTag2, scheduled for global release on October 11.

This iteration of the Galaxy SmartTag line features enhanced tracking capabilities.

The Key Points

  • Tracking capabilities: The Galaxy SmartTag2's Lost Mode allows users to enter contact information, making it easier to return items or pets if they go missing.
  • Directional Assistance: Compass View, compatible with UWB-enabled Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S23 Ultra, shows the direction of the SmartTag2's location.
  • Battery life: SmartTag2 has two battery modes: Power Save and Normal. In power save mode, the device's battery lasts up to 700 days; in normal mode, it lasts up to 500.

What is More?

The Galaxy SmartTag2, redesigned for compactness and durability, targets the tracking needs of Samsung Galaxy users. Jaeyeon Jung, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics, mentioned the company's focus on refining solutions for users.

The SmartTag2 offers extended battery life to meet users' tracking needs, from personal items to vehicles.

Integration with the SmartThings Find app has been optimized in the Galaxy SmartTag2. A full-screen map view and an easy-to-use interface have been added.

Transferring the SmartTag2 connection between Galaxy smartphones has also been made more efficient, as the device now automatically syncs with the Samsung account.

Structurally, the SmartTag2 incorporates a metal loop for durability and to accommodate a variety of attachments.

It has achieved an IP67 rating, indicating resistance to water and dust, which could make it more versatile in different environments.

In addition to the primary tracking functions, the SmartTag2 has introduced a pet walking mode.

The device also uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and UWB technologies and Augmented Reality (AR) Find technology to aid tracking.

Samsung has implemented privacy measures for the SmartTag2.

Users must permit location sharing, and the Lost Mode feature can be disabled, which erases contact information from the device.

A security feature has been added to alert users of unauthorized tracking.