If you are always losing your items and have a hard time finding them, the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2 might be for you. Paired with selected Galaxy phones with UWB capabilities, you can easily locate the SmartTag2.
The new SmartTag2 now has a few new and/or improved features.
- Lost Mode allows users to input their contact information via a message. Then, anyone who discovers an item with a Galaxy SmartTag2 attached can use their smartphone to scan the tag and see the owners’ message and contact information.
- Improved Compass View feature enhances the user experience by providing arrows to show the direction and distance of the Galaxy SmartTag2 in relation to the user.
- Upgraded SmartThings Find app now installs a shortcut to the app on the user’s smartphone, allowing users to launch SmartThings Find more quickly. Additionally, the app now features a full screen map view and an intuitive interface, making the user experience even more seamless.
- Automatically re-syncs to your new Galaxy smartphone (when switching to Galaxy smartphones) using your Samsung account.
Do note that you need Galaxy phones with UWB capabilities. Current Galaxy products that support UWB include Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold2, Z Fold3, Z Fold4, Z Fold5.
Here are the actual products that I saw during the event.
Here are my initial thoughts on the Galaxy SmartTag2. They are bigger than I expected. The black color seems easily stained. The ring, with its metal reinforcement, seems to be a way to prevent it from damages. However, I could not find many used cases for it. It is not able to open up to hook on to something. The thickness will make it difficult for your key ring to hook on to it unless you buy the accessory covers.
It uses a button battery which, in my opinion, is easily accessible.
Here is one of the accessories for the SmartTag2.
Introducing New Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2: Smarter Ways to Keep Track of Valuables
Upgraded usability and design of the SmartTag2 gives users greater peace of mind with more power over their tracking and ‘finding’ experience
SINGAPORE – 5 October 2023 – Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of Galaxy SmartTag2 globally, which will be available in Singapore from 20 October 2023. Galaxy SmartTag2 brings enhancements to the Galaxy SmartTag line that enable new and better ways to keep track of valuables. Upgrades to the design and usability create even more use cases for the device than ever before.
“At Samsung, we are constantly looking at enhancing our Galaxy ecosystem to bring greater convenience to our Galaxy users through our innovations. The Galaxy SmartTag2 boasts a longer battery life, and an enhanced finding experience, which completes the Galaxy experience by allowing users to tag and locate their belonging easily, offering a greater peace of mind,” said Ronnie Ng, Head of Mobile Experience, Samsung Electronics Singapore.
Intuitive Features Make Finding Lost Items Easier Than Ever
Galaxy SmartTag2’s brand-new Lost Mode allows users to input their contact information via a message. Then, anyone who discovers an item with a Galaxy SmartTag2 attached can use their smartphone to scan the tag and see the owners’ message and contact information. This means a Galaxy SmartTag2 attached to a pet’s collar is now a convenient way to ensure the pet owner’s phone number is always there, in most places where the pet might wander. Lost Mode works with any mobile device with NFC reader and web browser.
Galaxy SmartTag2 now provides an improved Compass View feature, enhancing the user experience by providing arrows to show the direction and distance of the Galaxy SmartTag2 in relation to the user. This mode is available on any UWB-supported Galaxy smartphone, such as the Galaxy Z Fold5.
The SmartThings Find app has also been upgraded, with newly registered Galaxy SmartTags that now installs a shortcut to the app on the user’s smartphone, allowing users to launch SmartThings Find more quickly. Additionally, the app now features a full screen map view and an intuitive interface, making the user experience even more seamless.
Finally, when switching Galaxy smartphones, SmartTag2 now automatically re-syncs your new Galaxy smartphone using your Samsung account.
New Modes Mean Longer-Lasting Battery
Users can now enjoy Galaxy SmartTag2 for longer with the brand-new Power Saving Mode, available alongside an improved Normal mode. For users who rely on SmartTag to continually track items, Power Saving Mode is the perfect option to maintain battery life while ensuring you can keep an eye on your things. With Power Saving Mode, Galaxy SmartTag2’s battery now lasts up to 700 days, more than twice as long as previous Galaxy SmartTag models. Even in Normal Mode, battery life is now extended to 500 days, a 50% increase on previous models. With the flexibility to switch between two modes, users can track their valuables – from car keys to bikes – for longer.
Sleek Design Adapts to Even More Conditions and Brings More Use Cases
Galaxy SmartTag2’s new compact size and ring-shaped design was created with ease of use in mind. The large metal loop enhances product durability by using metal on the inside of the ring for greater resilience that can support accessories such as clips and keyrings. These accessories can also attach to bags and luggage.
Galaxy SmartTag2’s durability has also been upgraded with an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. This enables users to track their items in even more challenging environments, such as when travelling outdoors. For pet owners, there is no need to worry about everyday wear and tear on the device from pet’s water bowls or running around outside.
Galaxy SmartTag2 also supports a new pet walking mode, making it easy for users to log walks with their furry friends.
Peace of Mind, Repackaged
Galaxy SmartTag2 retains many of the popular features from Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy SmartTag+. It takes advantage of both Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and UWB capabilities, leveraging Augmented Reality (AR) Find technology to visually guide users toward their item using their Samsung Galaxy smartphone camera. In addition, Galaxy SmartTag2 works within maximum Bluetooth range of 120 meters and can control smart home appliances through the SmartThings app.
Samsung remains committed to securing the privacy of Samsung Galaxy users, with the device’s location only to be made available with the user’s permission. SmartThings Find also encrypts user data and is supported by Samsung Knox for an extra layer of security. Furthermore, disabling Lost Mode immediately hides the owners’ contact information and wipes the message left by the owner from the device.
For Samsung Galaxy users, SmartThings Find can also provide security through its “Unknown tag alerts” feature. This feature alerts users of any unauthorised tracking by sending them a notification if SmartThings Find detects an unknown SmartTag following them. This helps protect users and prevent against the abuse of location tracking services.
Local Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy SmartTag2 will be available in Singapore from 20 October 2023, Friday, at a recommended retail price of S$38.
The Galaxy SmartTag2 is available in Black and White, and will be available from local telecommunication operators, Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Official Store on Lazada and Shopee, and major consumer electronics & IT stores.
The following Galaxy SmartTag2 accessories will also be available to complement the device:
|Accessory||Colour||RRP (including GST)|
|Key Ring Case||Brown, Light Blue, Purple, Dark Blue, Orange and Yellow||$48|
|Silicone Case||Black, Blue, Mint, Lavender and White||$28|
|Rugged Case||Dark Gray, Green and Gray||$28|
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