After the Galaxy S23 FE, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and the Tab S9 FE+, Samsung announced another exciting device. The updated Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2 brings a new design, an expanded range of functions and a longer battery life. The new design includes a metal ring inside, which offers new possibilities for use.
One of the new functions of the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2 is the so-called Lost Mode. The owner can enter their contact information and if the tag is lost, the finder can scan it via NFC and the owner’s contact information will be displayed automatically. Additionally, a new compass view makes finding things easier by showing the exact direction of the SmartTag2. This feature only works with UWB-enabled devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra.
A new power saving mode can extend battery life up to 700 days, which is twice as long as the previous generation of SmartTags. In normal mode, up to 500 days are possible, which is 50% longer than before. Samsung hasn’t made it clear which features Power Saving Mode limits. But according to the Koreans it is particularly useful for people who use the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2 to track objects.
The SmartThings Find app has been updated along with the SmartTag2 version and now displays a full-screen map view in an updated interface. You can also automatically sync the tag with your Galaxy smartphone if both are part of the same Samsung account. In addition, you can locate the new tags in the app using the phone’s camera. To do this, the app uses Bluetooth LE, UWB and augmented reality technologies.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2 prices
Samsung has also worked on privacy settings. For example, if an unknown SmartTag follows you, the SmartThings Find app sends an “Unknown Tag Notifications” message. This is how you can tell that you are carrying an unknown tracker with you. The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2 will launch worldwide on October 11th for €39.90 / $30.