Samsung first introduced the Galaxy SmartTag and SmartTag Plus back in January when it announced the Galaxy S21 series. The small device connects into Samsung’s SmartThings app and lets a Galaxy smartphone find that device or lets the device find the Galaxy smartphone. The Galaxy SmartTag Plus is finally available for pre-order from B&H Photo in the US.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag (standard)
The Smart Tag Plus uses a combination of ‘UWB’ and Bluetooth 5.0 to enable AR tracking with the Galaxy phone when you’re in closer proximity. Battery life is also significantly shorter on the SmartTag Plus, which is rated for 5 months while the standard SmartTag is rated for up to 300 days.
The new SmartTag Plus retails for $39 and is currently only available to order in the black mode with orders shipping starting April 12. The standard one (review here) retails for $29 from Samsung’s website but it can be found for cheaper on Amazon in both black and “oatmeal” finishes.