Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

Yolanda Curtis
October 16, 2017

It can prove challenging at times to find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot, or your luggage at an airport.

Samsung has just introduced the tiny Connect Tag: the world's first gadget that uses narrowband technology and allows you to track your loved ones both indoors and outdoors. The Connect Tag itself is a mere 4.21 centimeters wide and 1.19 centimeters thick, with IP68 water and dustproof rating for durability.

Note: Samsung Connect Tag and its controller app will work only with Android M and above devices.

It's ideal then for the Connect Tag, as it can last up to seven days on a single charge and can transmit its location via GPS, Wi-Fi based positioning (WPS) and Cell ID. 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.

Samsung today unveiled Connect Tag, a new IoT accessory that will help consumers to keep track of their loved ones and valuables.

The device is meant to be connected to a bunch of keys, a dog's collar, or a child's backpack so you can keep an eye on their location at all times. These tracking and notification abilities will minimize anxiety about the users favorite items or loved ones, offering an exciting way to use technology for increased family security and an enhanced lifestyle.

Geo-fence is another notable feature of the Connect Tag, which works in coherence with Samsung's SmartThings ecosystem, to notify users' chosen smart devices whenever their kids, for example, enter or leave a predefined zone.

The Connect Tag will be available in South Korea first before arriving in other locations over the coming months. More details can be expected from the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 that kicks off on Wednesday in San Francisco. Prior to Samsung, companies like Nokia have tried their hands at similar products.

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