Samsung reported the Galaxy SmartTag back in January, close by its Galaxy S21 series of phones. A direct competitor to Tile, SmartTags are intended to help you monitor keys, wallets, and whatever else that has a propensity for disappearing all alone. Albeit the standard SmartTags have been on on sale for barely two months now, the upgraded Tag+ model lingered behind a piece. Samsung has now reported retail availability: April 16th.
Generally, the SmartTag+ is a similar device as the original version released in January, with one eminent change. This model incorporates ultra-wideband support, which improves precision when estimating distances between gadgets contrasted with Bluetooth LE on its own. That additional piece of capability likewise lets the SmartTag+ (labelled as SmartTag Plus in certain locations) show its location visually, which permits the SmartThings phone application to “spot” it with augmented reality.
Dissimilar to Tile tags, these trackers just work with Samsung phones running Android 8 or more up to date. In case you’re rocking a Pixel 5 or some other Android cell phone, you’ll need to discover another approach to monitor your lost gear.
Samsung has estimated the UWB version at $39.99, while the fundamental Bluetooth model is still up for buy at just $29.99. Recently B&H Photo had the black and denim blue SmartTag+ models up for pre-order, yet those pages have since gone blank. Probably they’ll be reactivated one week from now when they arrive at more official retail accessibility.