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Galaxy SmartTag2 launched: A more durable, longer lasting tracker
- Samsung has announced the Galaxy SmartTag 2 tracker.
- The new tag now offers an IP67 rating and up to 700 days of battery life.
- Expect to pay $29.99 for the tag when it goes on sale.
The new tracking tag brings a number of improvements over the previous tags. For starters, Samsung says the SmartTag 2 enjoys a 50% boost to battery life in normal mode, now lasting for up to 500 days. We also get a power-saving mode which can deliver up to 700 days of battery life.
Samsung has also beefed up durability, as the Galaxy SmartTag 2 has an IP67 rating for proper dust and water resistance. That’s a solid improvement over the SmartTag Plus’s IP52 splash resistance.
What else does the SmartTag 2 bring to the table?
There are also a few more new features worth knowing. For one, there’s a lost mode that lets you add contact info to a tag via a message. This way, when someone discovers an item (or pet) with the SmartTag 2 attached, they can scan the tag and see this contact info. Thankfully, this feature works on non-Samsung phones with NFC.
We’ve also got an improved Compass View feature, an upgraded SmartThings Find app, and automatic synchronization of your SmartTag 2 to your new phone if you switch handsets.
If there is any downside, it’s that the SmartTag 2 doesn’t seem to support Android’s Find My network. So if you’ve got a non-Samsung phone with UWB, you can’t get in on the action.
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 will be available from October 11, starting at $29.99.