It's made to work with Internet of Things devices. The company puts that one-week battery life down to its use of narrowband network technology - a standard that optimizes power usage through more conservative use of data - and it claims its tags are the first of their kind to utilize it.
For the uninitiated, NB-IoT licenses small amounts of LTE cellular spectrum to carry data for low-bandwidth devices.
Connect Tag features a compact size, measuring just 4.21 centimeters wide and 1.19 centimeters thick, as well as IP68 water and dustproof rating for durability. As for how you might put it to use, Samsung suggests, attaching it to a kid's backpack, clipping it to a dog's collar or putting it on a key chain so that your keys never get lost. These tracking and notification abilities will minimize anxiety about the user's favorite items or loved ones, offering an exciting way to use technology for increased family security and an enhanced lifestyle. So, if the user wants lights and TV to turn on while getting home from a nightly run, the Samsung Connect Tag can trigger these products as the user enters the pre-define zone. There is also a function to request the tag's location at any given time through your smartphone which can be helpful if you've parked in a massive parking lot.
Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Connect Tag - an accessory that receives precise location information so that you can stalk track the whereabouts of your loved ones. Best of all, it lasts for seven days on a single charge, allowing a parent to go a full school week without having to plug it in.
Samsung said the Connect Tag will be showcased at its Developer Conference 2017 on 18 October. 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.
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