Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ now up for pre-order in the US
The SmartTag is a useful piece of technology for those who tend to forget where they put their belongings. Simply attach a SmartTag to your luggage, phone, or whatever you wish and you'll never lose it again.
Samsung's regular SmartTag, which is already available for purchase in the US for $30, uses Bluetooth connectivity to pair up with any compatibles Galaxy devices. Yes, unfortunately, the SmartTag does not support non-Galaxy phones or tablets.
Once it's attached to keys, luggage, handbag, phone case, or anything else, you'll be able to locate them quickly if you misplace them. The SmartTag has a built-in speaker that enables audio notifications, but you can also locate your stuff via the Galaxy Find Network if it's out of your phone's range.
The slightly more expensive SmartTag+ uses a more advanced UWB (ultra-wideband) technology, which is similar to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The main difference between the three is that UWB has a sight range of 200m (655 ft), whereas Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have slightly shorter ranges – 40m to 400m (100 to 1,000 ft) and 100m (330 ft), respectively.
Also, SmartTag+ uses an AR (augmented reality) app that allows a Galaxy device to locate it not only through sound but also visually. Just like the regular model, the SmartTag+ will only work with Galaxy phones, but not with all of them.
If you're looking to buy such a gadget, you'll be happy to know that the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ is now available for pre-order via B&H for just $40. The SmartTag+ should start shipping on April 12, so there's still quite a lot of time till it hits the shelves.