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Samsung SmartThings Find gets launched globally

Samsung SmartThings Find service now live (Source: Samsung)
Samsung SmartThings Find service (Source: Samsung)
Introduced as a new part of the SmartThings app, SmartThings Find is now available for all Samsung users worldwide. This is a new way to locate a range of select Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and earbuds at once thanks to the Bluetooth Low Energy and ultra-wideband technologies.

As Samsung continues its excellent final leg of 2020, a new software product gets a global launch. Samsung SmartThings Find is a part of the SmartThings app and its introduction worldwide comes after over 6 million users across Korea, the UK and US have shown their interest in trying it out while still in the "early access" stage.

SmartThings Find takes advantage of the capabilities provided by the Bluetooth Low Energy and ultra-wideband technologies to find various Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and earbuds. Obviously, the list of supported devices could grow in the future. 

According to Jaeyeon Jung, Vice President and Head of SmartThings Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, "With the added advantage of using AR in conjunction with maps and sounds to guide you back to your devices, SmartThings Find is a simple and visual solution that will help you easily locate your favorite devices. This is just one example of the new meaningful mobile experiences that UWB technology will bring to people across the world."

The best part is that SmartThings users can locate missing devices that get lost or stolen even when they are offline. Offline supported devices emit a Bluetooth Low Energy signal that can be received by other devices, so any Galaxy smartphone or tablet in the vicinity — as long as the user chose to enable helping find misplaced devices — will notify the Samsung server about its location.

Samsung SmartThings Find will be added to the SmartThings app via a new software update for Galaxy smartphones and tablets that run Android 8 Oreo or later.

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-10-30 (Update: 2020-10-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.