Thursday, 10 June 2021 09:46

Samsung introduces its new SmartTag

Written by Alondra Gutiérrez

With Samsung Galaxy's innovative technology SmartTag can be used as a remote control, when connected to smart devices such as air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and smart lights, among others.

With SmartTag it is possible to connect devices that were previously completely offline to the internet. By adding the device to your keychain, wallet, backpack or even your pet's collar, you can easily find them by launching the Samsung SmartThings Find app.

In addition, SmartTag users can not only locate it through SmartThings Find on their mobile devices, but they can also use the tracker to find lost phones and tablets.

That's because it is equipped with a physical button that can be pressed twice to activate a tap on your smartphone. In case the phone or tablet has been lost, simply press the SmartTag button twice and the smartphone will sound an alert tone.

All this is possible as it works with the Bluetooth signal sent by the SmartTag is captured by the Samsung SmartThings Find app, which shows your location by triangulating other internet-connected Samsung devices in the vicinity.

Of course, this feature is always secure, with personal data protected and encrypted end-to-end. This means that information from the lost device is not shared with the server: data is transported securely over an encrypted channel and only fully encrypted information is stored by the server.

To start using your SmartTag, you must first add it as a new device within your list of registered devices in the Samsung SmartThings Find app. Upon activation, your SmartTag is automatically detected and from there it is already possible to locate your lost items. You just need to activate the tracker through the app.

SmartTag emits a Bluetooth Low Energy signal that can be picked up by other nearby Galaxy devices with the SmartThings app. A unique coded Bluetooth signal identifies each device or tag. In addition, Samsung encrypts this code and changes it every 15 minutes, increasing security and privacy.

The use of the SmartTag device button opens up a wide perspective for fans of Internet-connected devices, as it can be used as a remote control when recording "routines" for the connected home. Since the SmartTag's button is programmable, a single touch can be linked to the function of activating various IoT devices, such as thermostats, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, as well as smart lights, among others.

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