Samsung’s SmartThings Find service, launched in October last year, now has more than 70 million assistive devices. The company also introduced two new features aimed at making the service even better with improved privacy and convenience.
The new unknown tag search function searches for unknown SmartTags that may be moving with you and ensures that no one can stealthily track your location. It works similarly to “Item Safety Alerts” added to Apple’s Find My service with iOS 14.5 beta last month. From next week you will be able to access the function via the SmartThings app.
Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant has also received support for finding Galaxy SmartTag. You can now easily find your belongings by telling the voice assistant the name of the SmartTag. For example, if you have a SmartTag on your car keys, all you have to do is say, “Hi Bixby, where are my car keys?” and Bixby will set off the ringtone of the day.
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Jaeyeon Jung, vice president and leader of the SmartThings mobile communications team at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement:
Samsung is proud that SmartThings has become an industry-leading ecosystem. We’re just beginning to scratch the surface of its potential and can’t wait to reveal more in the near future.
While Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag + was the first object tracker to be launched with UWB support, it now faces tough competition from Apple’s new AirTag. Apple’s answer to the best Bluetooth trackers announced at the company’s spring event yesterday comes with ultra-broadband (UWB) technology for “precision accuracy”.