Samsung SmartThings Find goes official, helps finding Galaxy devices easily


SmartThings Find
Source: The Verge

Apart from smartphones, wearables, and home appliances, Samsung also has various products and services under its sub-brand SmartThings. The South Korean giant has been focussing on this sub-brand for a couple of years trying to create a robust ecosystem. Samsung already has launched a few products under the SmartThings belts. We’re looking at SmartThings Cam, SmartThings WiFi Smart Bulb, SmartThings WiFi Mesh router, and more. Well, it’s now time for a new service called SmartThings Find.

Samsung has finally launched its SmartThings Find service!

For those who’re unaware, the service allows users to find their Galaxy devices quickly all through an app. SmartThings Find was announced by the company during the Galaxy Note 20 duo launch. After months of waiting, Samsung has finally made the service official. The key highlight of the service includes the fact that you can find your Galaxy devices even if they are offline.

SmartThings Find makes use of the Bluetooth LE or Low Energy along with UWB or Ultra-Wideband. Thanks to both the technologies, Galaxy users will be able to find their multiple Galaxy devices by, of course, ringing them. The service works for Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and even earbuds. This service will come in handy especially when you accidentally lose one of your Galaxy earbuds.

Another interesting addition is the AR feature which will allow you to find the exact location of your lost Galaxy product. This feature uses the camera’s viewfinder and a map overlay. Through the service, you can allow your lost Galaxy devices to get recovered even if they are offline. But how does this work? Well, your offline Galaxy device will emit a Bluetooth LE signal to nearby devices. This will only work if your device is offline for 30 minutes or more.

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Inside the SmartThings Find, you can mark your device as missing which in turn will add it to Samsung’s database. You will then be able to find your lost device using the opted in Galaxy products.

Does your device support this?

You might now be wondering whether your Galaxy smartphone will support this feature or not. Well, as long as you are on Android 8 or newer, you will be able to use the SmartThings Find feature. Apart from this, Samsung is planning to expand the service by adding support for tracking tags.

 

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