Samsung Electronics today announced its new small lightweight GPS tracking device – SmartThings Tracker. The GPS in the tracker is connected to an LTE-M network that can easily be attached to backpacks, a set of keys, pet collars and what not?
Samsung SmartThings Tracker
This tracker (if attached) can be easily tracked in real time through Samsung’s Android and iOS compatible SmartThings app. No just backpacks or a set of keys, family members can also use SmartThings Tracker to stay connected by sending a location notification to the SmartThings app that alerts the rest of the family.
Users can also use it as an arrival sensor, triggering automation, and more. The in-built LTE-M network technology provides a greater range of signal coverage over Bluetooth. In addition to that, family members can share location updates by simply pushing the SmartThings Tracker’s power button twice which sends a notification to the SmartThings app. The alert can only be seen by users with shared access.
The Samsung SmartThings Tracker is priced at $99 (~Rs. 7,160) with AT&T service included for the first 12 months at no additional charge. It will be available through AT&T from September 14 on Samsung.com, select AT&T stores, and other major retailers nationwide.
Do note, after the first 12 months, pricing for AT&T service is $5 (~Rs 363) a month or $50 (~Rs 3,636) per year. The company said that it will be available through Verizon later this year.