Samsung Intros Device To Track Things

Samsung Electronics has introduced a new GPS tracking device that can be attached to things such as a set of keys, a backpack or pet collar.

The SmartThings Tracker uses an LTE-M connection to provide location updates by pushing a button on the small device, which also can send a notification when the device leaves a pre-designated area, such as a pet leaving the backyard.

The device retails for $99 and will be available through AT&T. It includes 12 months of AT&T service, after which time the service will cost $50 annually. The tracker will be available from Verizon later this year, according to Samsung.

“When it comes to connected living, we want to give people more meaningful experiences that apply to their everyday life,” stated SK Kim, senior director, IoT product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “By combining the coverage of nationwide carrier networks with the expansiveness of the SmartThings ecosystem, we’re helping families keep track of what matters most to them while also continuing to make it easy to control and manage their smart home, all in one device.”

The SmartThings Tracker is compatible with other SmartThings devices, such as smart lights, thermostats and security cameras.

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