The premium Samsung Galaxy SmartTag Plus tracker, which has UWB Ultra Wideband technology that enables more accurate tracking of the linked object than Bluetooth does, is now available. For the initial request Via B&H for $ 40 before the April 12th release date.
Samsung announced the Galaxy SmartTag lineup to track items via the Unpacked event in January, and said at the time: It plans to launch the Galaxy SmartTag Plus later this year.
The B&H store has the black-colored model of the device available for initial order, with the expected availability on April 12, but given that Samsung has not yet shared this date, it is possible that B&H will change this expected date if it is not accurate.
UWB is a short-range wireless communication protocol that uses higher frequencies than bluetooth, making it more accurate in estimating an object’s location.
The new tracker provides an augmented reality map via the SmartThings app to guide you to the missing item.
An upcoming item tracker is also featured in Deposits The newly announced Federal Communications Commission, and this could be an indication that the product may be available for sale in the near future, but it is not a guarantee.
It is noteworthy that Samsung is not the only company interested in UWB technology, as it has long been rumored that Apple is working on a tool to track elements equipped with UWB technology, which is supposed to be called AirTags.
Analyst (Ming-Chi Kuo) said in January: Apple plans to release the tool this year, and it is also said: Tile is developing an element tracking tool with UWB technology as well.
Apple has also built its own U1 chip that enables UWB technology in the iPhone 11 series, iPhone 12 and even Apple Watch Series 6, but the technology has not been used so far except for the increased accuracy of AirDrop.
The U1 chip also allows BMW iX owners to unlock cars wirelessly when the vehicle is launched later this year in Europe.