Samsung has announced the launch of SmartThings Find that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies to help one quickly and easily find select Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and earbuds. This new software update for the SmartThings app will be available across the world for Galaxy smartphones and tablets running Android 8 or later. Using the latest in BLE and UWB technology, SmartThings Find will make your life less stressful when it comes to searching for misplaced Galaxy devices.
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.”
After completing a quick registration process, SmartThings Find service will help you keep more of your Galaxy devices safe through the easy-to-use SmartThings app. Moreover, this can easily help you locate the missing device even if it’s offline. That’s because SmartThings users can now opt in to securely use their Galaxy smartphone or tablet to help others locate their lost devices.
Samsung revealed that SmartThings Find produces a BLE signal that can be received by other devices once a device has been offline for 30 minutes. The company further added,“If you report your device as lost via SmartThings Find, any nearby Galaxy smartphone or tablet that has opted into helping find misplaced devices can alert the Samsung server about its location, which will in turn notify you. All SmartThings Find user data is encrypted and securely protected, ensuring that the device’s location is not revealed to anyone except its owner.”
The South Korea-based tech giant stated that locating your missing device is a breeze with integrated map directions and the ability to “ring” a lost device to find it more quickly. So when you misplace a device, you can simply open SmartThings Find on your smartphone or tablet and select the device you want to locate. Then, your smartphone will reveal you the exact location of your device on a map. And as you reach close to your device, you can select to either have your device “ring” or locate it using the AR-based Search Nearby function.
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