Samsung SmartThings Find Hits New Milestone with 100 Million Finding Nodes and New Device Location-Sharing Feature
The fast-growing service is helping users find hundreds of thousands of misplaced devices every day through SmartThings
LONDON, UK – 8 September 2021 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today revealed that the SmartThings Find service, which first launched in October 2020, continues to grow rapidly, now comprising more than 100 million finding nodes. A finding node is any customer or device within the Galaxy community that has opted in to help other Galaxy users find their lost devices.
Powered by SmartThings, the premier technology enabling Connected Living, around 230,000 devices are located through this feature every day.
“We’re incredibly proud of how quickly the SmartThings Find service has grown in less than a year, helping people all over the world locate hundreds of thousands of misplaced devices every day,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “SmartThings Find is yet another example of how Samsung is continuing to create meaningful new experiences that help make life more convenient and less stressful.”
The fast-growing SmartThings Find service enables users to pinpoint registered Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, earbuds, PC’s and even S Pen Pro, as well as personal belongings—like keys, wallets and even children’s backpacks—that have a Galaxy SmartTag or SmartTag+ device attached. SmartThings Find, a standout feature of the SmartThings ecosystem, uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to locate misplaced devices. Even if the device is out of range of your phone, other opted in Galaxy smartphone or tablet users can help find nearby lost devices.
Teg Dosanjh, Director of Connected Services and Technology, Samsung UK and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to have continued our rapid growth and reached significant scale of the SmartThings Find network so quickly. Having launched SmartThings Find in the UK last autumn, we now have over 1 million users here in the UK, many of whom are new to the SmartThings platform. This really highlights the growing mass appeal and value of smart tech in people’s lives. The ability to find misplaced belongings easily and between family and friends is so relevant for us all, and we’re proud to be able to offer such a powerful and easy solution with SmartThings Find.”
SmartThings Find is continuing to evolve with the addition of the newly launched SmartThings Find Members service, which now enables users to invite friends and family to become members of their SmartThings account, so they can help find misplaced devices together. Users can now invite up to 19 other people to become members and locate up to 200 devices. Once someone has accepted your invitation to SmartThings Find Members, you can pick which specific devices they can see, all based on your consent.
SmartThings Find Members is particularly useful for families, as they try to keep up with pets, misplaced children’s toys or keep track of their car keys, as it shares the ability to find misplaced devices between family members.
For more information about the SmartThings app and SmartThings Find service, visit www.smartthings.com/partners/smartthings-find
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