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Upcoming SmartThings update lets you know if you’re being tracked


Last updated: April 19th, 2021 at 20:24 UTC+02:00

Samsung has announced two new exciting additions to its growing SmartThings platform, designed to enhance user safety and provide easier access to the SmartThings Find feature via Bixby. Indeed, Bixby Voice integration is soon coming to SmartThings, and the company has announced a neat new security features for the Galaxy SmartTag.

First of all, the upcoming SmartThings update will allow users to find their SmartTags hands-free using voice commands. Users will be able to ask ‘Hi Bixby, where is my bike‘ or whatever object your SmartTag is tracking, and Bixby will find and share your property’s exact location.

The second part of the upcoming update seems to address a potential security and privacy issue. It allows SmartThings users to prevent being tracked by unknown SmartTags. Essentially, SmartThings users will soon be able to scan for Galaxy SmartTags that aren’t their own but follow the same movement patterns as they do. In other words, the feature allows SmartThings users to detect whether they’re being tracked by someone else’s SmartTag.

According to Samsung, the SmartThings update will be released starting next week. Exact availability details are missing, so there’s a chance that the update will gradually reach more markets over time.

‘One of the fastest-growing location services in the world’

Along with the recent announcement, Samsung also revealed a few interesting tidbits of information surrounding its SmartThings platform, such as the fact that it’s become one of the fastest-growing services of its kind.

The SmartThings Find network is now home to more than 70 million devices that have been registered as of the platform’s debut. Samsung claims that, at present, there are more than 700 million Galaxy users who can participate in the SmartThings Find network.

The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag was released along with the Galaxy S21 series and you can learn all there is to know about it from our review linked below. Keep in mind that Samsung has also launched the UWB-enabled SmartTag+ in key markets including the USA and South Korea.

Samsung Galaxy SmartTag review

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