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Samsung intros the Connect Tag smart IoT tracker

Samsung Connect Tag smart tracker with Tizen (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Connect Tag (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Connect Tag is a 0.06-pound IoT accessory with GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity, as well as eSIM support. It runs Tizen IoT and will be on display at the Samsung Developer Conference that takes place in San Francisco later this week.

Earlier today, Samsung unveiled the Connect Tag smart IoT tracker. Advertised as the first cellular IoT mobile device for multi-purpose tracking, the Samsung Connect Tag uses narrowband technology to provide a secure connection to the internet for the best location services in this category of products.

The Connect Tag features an eSIM slot and is IP68-certified for resistance against water and dust. It features a 3-color status LED and can interact with devices that run at least Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Its list of connectivity features includes NB-IoT Cat. M1, WiFi with WPS and FOTA support, micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth LE, as well as GPS with GLONASS support. It features a 300 mAh battery that provides up to an entire week of autonomy on a single charge and runs Tizen IoT. This accessory is very compact, measuring 1.65 x 1.65 x 0.47 inches and weighing less than 0.06 pounds.

The Samsung Connect Tag can be used to track family members and to send alerts when a kid arrives at a certain location or leaves it, for example. Since it will be tied to the SmartThings ecosystem, it can work in conjunction with other smart home appliances. In this case, it could be used to turn the lights on when arriving home at night. This smart accessory can even be attached to a dog's collar so the owner gets notified if/when the animal leaves the yard he should be protecting.

Those interested cannot purchase this IoT accessory yet, but the Samsung Connect Tag will be shown in San Francisco at the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 on October 18-19. The event is scheduled to take place at the Moscone Center, as usual. There is no information on the launch date or the price of the Connect Tag yet, so we can only hope they will be unveiled later this week as well.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-10-16 (Update: 2017-10-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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