SmartThings Tracker is a GPS-enabled tracker that connects via LTE networks

Posted on Feb 22 2019 - 12:06pm by Brian Atkinson

Samsung’s SmartThings department has introduced a new GPS monitoring device nowadays known as the SmartThings Tracker. Think about it as a Tile competitor. The tool may be used to reveal the place of whatever. It does that by the use of GPS and LTE. It’s formed like a small pack and can be without problems attached to a fixed of keys, backpacks, pet collars, and more.

There’s a GPS tracker in the tool which also functions an LTE-M modem and a battery. LTE-M is a network preferred for the internet of Things devices. It is able to use LTE-M to relay its GPS coordinates from anyplace it receives an LTE signal.

Samsung SmartThings Smart GPS Tracker Features

The Samsung SmartThings smart GPS Tracker makes use of a combination of GPS to help discover lost products. The addition of LTE-M, in the meantime, approach such things as misplaced keys, backpacks and different assets may be observed thru a much broader range of settings than trendy Bluetooth-enabled products. Which means, among different things, that monitoring is less difficult to pinpoint interior and beneath floor.

This new tool is compatible with Samsung’s existing SmartThings app (form of a catchall for all matters Samsung IoT) for Android and iOS, presenting, amongst different things, actual-time tracking. There’s additionally a geofencing placing that shall we the Tracker double as an arrival sensor to assist trigger different clever home functionality whilst the wearer gets home. Whilst connected to some thing like a dog collar, meanwhile, it’ll set a notification while a puppy has crossed a sure barrier.

Samsung SmartThings Smart GPS Tracker Price

Samsung will be selling the SmartThings smart GPS Tracker for $99.99 with shipments starting next week. LTE-M service from AT&T will cost $5 per month or $50 per year after the first 12 months which are free.