Samsung to release a trackable 'Connect Tag' for your kids and pets

Samsung to release a trackable 'Connect Tag' for your kids and pets

Let's discuss in detail, the invention operates on Wi-Fi-based positioning, and Cell ID technologies to fetch location information for both indoors and outdoors.

The low-power NB-IoT, Cat.M1 tag uses cellular connectivity to provide location services and notifications to users. There is also a function to request the tag's location at any given time through your smartphone which can be helpful if you've parked in a massive parking lot.

The Samsung Connect Tag is the first with NB-IOT connectivity, a specially designed cellular standard that uses little energy and can securely connect to the internet.

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Samsung Connect Tag posses a dimension of 4.21 of width and 1.19 cm of thickness.

The Connect Tag can be attached to things such as a child's backpack, a dog collar or something more simple like a set of keys, to help you track and find them if they go missing. These tracking and notification abilities will minimize anxiety about the user's favorite items or loved ones, offering an exciting way to use technology for increased family security and an enhanced lifestyle.

It also works with Samsung's SmartThings ecosystem to enable some cool, futuristic experiences. It can, for example, be used to turn on the lights or TV once a wearer gets home, or to send a notification when a child enters a schoolyard or a dog wanders beyond the garden fence. It comes with IP68 water and dustproof rating for durability and runs Tizen IoT operating system.

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Samsung is due to show off the Connect Tag at the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 in San Francisco this week.

The Connect Tag will be available in South Korea first before arriving in other locations over the coming months.

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. Best of all, it lasts for seven days on a single charge, allowing a parent to go a full school week without having to plug it in.

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