Samsung launched the Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy SmartTag+ object trackers at the January 14 event. However, the company didn’t specify a proper release date for the ‘+’ variant. That ends today as it is up for pre-orders in the USA.
As reported by droid-life, US retailer B&H Photo is currently taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+. The website has listed two colors of the tracker- Black and Denim Blue. As mentioned at the launch, it is listed for $39.99 in the USA.
Out of this, the Denim Blue variant doesn’t have a shipping date yet but the page on the Black version shows that the product will start shipping from April 12.
Galaxy SmartTag+ Features
That said, the Galaxy SmartTag+ has a few advantages over the standard version to justify the extra $10 price tag. First, the Plus version measures 4.6 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm which is slightly higher than the Galaxy SmartTag. As for features, it has both Bluetooth 5.0 LE and UWB whereas the standard version only has Bluetooth 5.0.
UWB is Ultra Wide Bandwidth. This gives a precise location as you get closer to the object. Speaking of which, there is a hole for the lanyard/a thread to tie the Galaxy SmartTag+ to an object like Keys, Backpacks, Bicycles, Wallets, etc. It is made of plastic and has a 220mAh battery inside and IP53 certified.
One more advantage of the SmartTag+ is while using the SmartThings Find app, it enables an AR mode to show the location estimate so that you can track the object that is tied to the Bluetooth tracker more accurately. The signals sent in the process are end-end encrypted and have a Privacy ID for safety.
Apart from this, Samsung has provided a single button on the Galaxy SmartTag+ that can be used to send alerts, do other Smart IoT functions like starting Home lights, TV, Smart Speakers etc.
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