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Introducing New Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2: A Smart Way to Keep Track of Important Things in Your Life


Upgraded usability and design gives users more peace of mind;
New features and design give users more power over their experience;
The Samsung Galaxy device ‘finding’ experience is now more versatile than ever

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy SmartTag2, launching globally October 10. Galaxy SmartTag2 brings enhancements to the Galaxy SmartTag line that enable new and improved ways to keep track of valuables. Upgrades to design and usability make SmartTag2 more helpful than ever before.

Set of four Samsung SmartTag2 with ornaments symbolizing phone, key, car and bicycle

“We are constantly looking at ways to make people’s lives more convenient through Samsung Galaxy’s industry-leading innovations,” said Jaeyeon Jung, Executive Vice President and Head of SmartThings, Device Platform Center at Samsung Electronics. “With the Galaxy SmartTag2, we set out to make sure Samsung Galaxy users can find their belongings in an easy and intuitive way. With an enhanced finding experience and a longer battery life, Galaxy SmartTag2 will provide users with greater peace of mind for longer and in more situations.”

Samsung SmartTag2 in black and white

Intuitive Features Make Finding Lost Items Easier Than Ever1

Galaxy SmartTag2 now provides an improved Compass View feature, enhancing the user experience by providing arrows to show the direction and distance of the Galaxy SmartTag2 in relation to the user. This mode is available on any UWB-supported Galaxy smartphone, such as the Galaxy S23 Ultra2.


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The SmartThings Find app3 has also been upgraded. Newly registered Galaxy SmartTags now add a shortcut to the SmartThings Find app on the user’s smartphone, allowing quick and easy access. Additionally, the app now features a full screen map view and an intuitive interface, making the experience even more seamless.

Samsung SmartTag2 in white

When switching Galaxy smartphones, SmartTag2 now automatically re-syncs with your new Galaxy smartphone using your Samsung account.

New Modes Mean Longer-Lasting Battery4

Users can now enjoy Galaxy SmartTag2 for longer with new Power Saving Mode, available alongside an improved Normal Mode. For those who rely on SmartTag to continually keep track of items, Power Saving Mode is the perfect option to maintain battery life while ensuring you can keep an eye on your things. With Power Saving Mode, Galaxy SmartTag2’s battery now lasts up to 700 days, more than twice as long as previous Galaxy SmartTag models. Even in Normal Mode, battery life is now extended up to 500 days, a 50% increase on previous models. With the flexibility to switch between the two modes, users can track their valuables – from car keys to bikes – for longer.

Samsung SmartTag2 in white

Sleek Design Adapts to Even More Conditions and Brings More Use Cases

Galaxy SmartTag2’s new compact size and ring-shaped design was created for ease. The large metal loop enhances product durability by using metal on the inside of the ring for greater resilience that can support accessories such as clips and keyrings. These accessories can also attach to bags and luggage.

Galaxy SmartTag2’s durability has also been upgraded with an IP675 rating for water and dust resistance. This enables users to keep track of their items in even more challenging environments, such as when travelling outdoors. For pet owners, there’s no need to worry about everyday wear and tear on the device from pet’s water bowls or running around outside.

Samsung SmartTag2 in black

Peace of Mind, Repackaged

Galaxy SmartTag2 retains many of the popular features from Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy SmartTag+ including both Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and UWB capabilities. Users can also leverage Augmented Reality (AR) Find technology to visually guide themselves toward their item using their Samsung Galaxy smartphone camera. In addition, Galaxy SmartTag2 works within maximum Bluetooth range of 120 meters and can control smart home appliances through the SmartThings app.

Samsung remains committed to securing the privacy of Samsung Galaxy users, with the device’s location only made available with the user’s permission. SmartThings Find also encrypts user data and is supported by Samsung Knox for an extra layer of security. To maximize security and privacy, a SmartTag can only be tracked and accessed by one device and/or SmartThings Find account at a time.

For Samsung Galaxy users, SmartThings Find can also provide security through its “Unknown tag alerts” feature. This alerts users of any unauthorized tracking by sending them a notification if SmartThings Find detects an unknown SmartTag moving with them. This helps prevent against the unwanted use of location tracking services.

Galaxy SmartTag2 also works seamlessly with SmartThings Station, which is integrated with SmartThings Find – serving as an always-at-home device scanner – helping users keep track of valuables that have a SmartTag attached. SmartThings Station will notify users of the location of their tagged item – from personal items like TV remotes, wallets, keys and registered devices like smartphones, tablets, watches, and earbuds. Pet owners will also receive an alert when a tagged collar moves too far from the SmartThings Station, helping them keep furry friends close to home.

Galaxy SmartTag2 is available starting October 10 at select retailers, carriers and samsung.com.

Galaxy SmartTag2 operates using the SmartThings Find service, provided in the SmartThings app. To find out more, visit www.samsung.com/smartthings.

[1] For Galaxy SmartTag2, Samsung account log-in and registration on SmartThings Find is required. Galaxy SmartTag2 needs to be paired with ultra-wideband(UWB)-enabled Galaxy smartphones with Android 11 or higher to fully function. Accuracy may be reduced if there’s an obstacle between you and the tag, such as when the tag is inside a drawer, behind a wall, or in a car.
[2] Current Galaxy products that support UWB include Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold2, Z Fold3, Z Fold4, Z Fold5, Z Flip2, Z Flip3, Z Flip4, Z Flip5
[3] Requires Samsung Galaxy smartphones or tablets running Android 11.0 or later with 3GB or more of free RAM; user must opt-in to the SmartThings Find App and be logged in to Samsung Account. Bluetooth range of up to 120m without obstacles; if SmartTag2 is out of range, Find Network will be used to track (Find Network accuracy based on opt-in Galaxy users who are in-range of the SmartTag).
[4] Battery life is based on results from internal lab tests for typical usage pattern scenarios conducted by Samsung. Tested with results from a pre-release version of the device using inbox CR2032 battery. Actual battery life may vary depending on different usage patterns, device model, or the battery manufacturer.
[5] Galaxy SmartTag2 is rated as IP67. Based on lab test conditions for submersion in up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach, pool use or soapy water. Water and dust resistance of device is not permanent and may diminish over time.



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