Samsung Lets Loose New Tracking Device For Your Kids and Pets

As parents we are concerned by escalating reports of kidnapping and of missing children, these report obviously can make us both scared and worried. And here comes Samsung new technology that will help you track your kids as well as your pet.

It’s called the Connect Tag and it’s the first of its kind to use narrowband technology, according to Samsung. Stay safe, kids.

Don’t use those creepy babysitter-monitoring dolls to keep tabs on your children and pets.

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Instead, Samsung has a slightly smaller and less sinister-looking device than a Teddy Ruxpin lookalike. It’s called the Connect Tag, which Samsung claims is the first to employ narrowband network technology, optimising data and battery usage for a week-long lifespan before needing a charge.

The device uses a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi-based positioning and Cell ID to track location. It measures in at 4.21 centimetres in length, and at a thickness of 1.19 centimetres it’s smaller than your average Tamagotchi. It’s also waterproof.

Compatible with Samsung’s SmartThings ecosystem, the Connect Tag uses GPS to put up a geofence around your house, setting off lights or the TV when you, wearing the tag, arrive, or alerting you through the Android Samsung Connect app when a person or item has left the set virtual zone.

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