Samsung launches smart IoT tracker Connect Tag

Posted October 17, 2017

Samsung Connect Tag, the company said, has also been created to ensure that parents never have to worry about the whereabouts of a toddler in the house. The Connect Tag supports the SmartThings ecosystem and supports geo-fence features so that it can work together with your smarthome items, and say turn on the lights when you approach your home after a night's run.

Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to its range of Internet of Things devices: the Samsung Connect Tag. The networks are designed for devices that use small amounts of data and power and provides the capability to securely connect to the Internet for location services. This is the first ever consumer mobile product to use narrowband network technology (NB-IoT, Cat.M1). If the user loses auto in a large outdoor parking lot, the on-demand function will allow requesting any Connect Tag's location when desired, simply by pressing a button on the smartphone.

Other useful features include pressing a button on your phone to have the Connect Tag send its location to the handset (this is useful if you need to pick up your kid from somewhere or if you lose your vehicle in a crowded garage).

Measuring in at just 4.21 cm x 1.19 cm, the Connect Tag is an incredibly small device. The device also comes with a ring, making it easier for users to attach it to their belongings and loved ones.

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It measures 42mm wide, is IP68 water and dustproof, and its 300mAh battery lasts up to a week on a charge.

Connect Tag will be showcased at the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 on October 18-19 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, United States.

Samsung has helped a great deal to promote the current trend of smartphones with almost bezel-free displays, thanks to the success of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and more recently the Galaxy Note 8.

It'll go on sale in Korea soon, with Samsung promising to roll the Tag out in select countries in the coming months.