Samsung's SmartTags to outpace Apple with new tracking technologies
Samsung Electronics‘s SmartTag technology now enables users to track lost pets or items via GPS or sound, gaining an edge over Apple, which has yet to add a tracker tool for its Find My iPhone technology.
Samsung Electronics’ SmartThings Find technology powers the SmartTag.
On top of the GPS and sound technology, Samsung also has the SmartTag Plus, built with ultrawideband technology that gives the device a directional capability, and an augmented reality finder, which allows the user to see through a camera.
Samsung's remote tracking service will allow users to trace the object to the nearest block or building.
The SmartTag Plus has an augmented reality finder, which allows the user to see through a camera to pinpoint the location.
SmartTags will be available globally from Jan. 29 for $29.99.