At the Samsung’s Developer Conference, we could see the South Korean firm introducing a Samsung Connect Tag. The device is a tracking device which will be powered by Narrowband technology and help track objects or your loved ones.
The Samsung Connect Tag is the first cellular Internet of Things (IoT) mobile device for multi-purpose tracking. The tracking device uses a specially designed cellular communication standard for small data utilization, low power consumption and the ability to securely connect to the internet for optimal location services.
Samsung Connect Tag Features
The Samsung Connect Tag offers smart location notifications based on an NB-IoT or Cat.M1 network, leveraging full internet services to identify accurate location information both indoors and outdoors. The tracker detects the exact location with its built-in GPS, Wi-Fi-based positioning (WPS) and Cell ID. It is also IP68 water and dust resistant certified.
The tracker connects to your handset with just a touch of a button, keeps you informed and notifies by the timely smart notification of the device being tracked. The portable tracker comes with a ring and safety clip and can be easily attached to a child’s backpack, or dog’s collar, or to a pair of keys so that they don’t go missing.
The Samsung Connect Tag will be tied to the SmartThings ecosystem, working in conjunction with the user’s smart home appliances, so if a user wants lights and TV to turn on while getting home from a nightly run, the Samsung Connect Tag can trigger these products as the user enters the pre-defined zone.
Samsung Connect Tag Price and Availability
The pricing of Samsung Connect Tag will be announced when the showcase it at the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 on October 18-19 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, United States.
For the starting period, it will be available for purchase in Korea before expanding to select countries in the coming months.
Samsung Connect Tag Detailed Specs
|Dimension/Weight||42.1 x 42 x 11.9 mm/25g|
|Connectivity||BLE, Wi-Fi(WPS & FOTA), mUSB 2.0|
|LED||3 colors status LED|
|OS Support||Android M and above|
|Controller App||Samsung Connect / Connect Tag controller App|