Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

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The device offers smart location notifications on a NB-IoT or Cat.M1 network to help a user conveniently see how far their belonging is. 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.

Portable tracking devices that can be attached to a multitude of objects certainly aren't new, but Samsung is launching the first of these products that uses narrowband technology (NB-IoT, Cat.M1), a cellular communication standard used for securely connecting low-power Internet of Things devices. Samsung says its battery can last for up to seven days on a single charge. It can be attached to easily misplaced objects such as keys but it's likely that most buyers will use it with dog collars to keep track of beloved pets, or in children's backpacks for monitoring their positions via a smartphone (looks like it's now only on Android). Bear in mind that Connect Tag will only work with devices that run Android Marshmallow (6.0) or above.

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It also has an on-demand feature, where it will show its location and set times; while its geo-fence feature alerts users when it has left a set virtual zone. If the user loses vehicle in a large outdoor parking lot, the on-demand function will allow requesting any Connect Tag's location when desired, simply by pressing a button on the smartphone. This will enable users to get notification from the Connect Tag on their preferred smart device, say for instance, a Samsung TV. Consumers can use it for various purposes like tracking their young child to know the whereabouts, tracking their dog so it won't go missing and more. The tag will also send out periodic notifications so you can constantly keep an eye on the location of something.

The product comes with an exclusive ring as well, which easily attaches to bags, collars or key rings. It will go on sale for a yet-to-be-disclosed price in Korea first before availability opens up in other countries in the following months.