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Track and Locate What Matters Most with SmartThings Tracker


RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — September 10, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced its new SmartThings Tracker, a small, lightweight GPS tracking device connected through an LTE-M[1] network that can easily be attached to backpacks, a set of keys, pet collars and more. Now, people can quickly and more accurately keep track of their most valued items.

With SmartThings Tracker, it’s easier to locate a gym bag or backpack lost at school, a laptop case left in the airport lounge, or a pet that might have wandered too far from home. Items can be easily tracked in real time through Samsung’s Android and iOS compatible SmartThings app[2]. 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 of their whereabouts. And, since it is SmartThings-enabled, SmartThings Tracker can be used as an arrival sensor, triggering automations like a connected porch light turning on when the device is within range.



“When it comes to connected living, we want to give people more meaningful experiences that apply to their everyday life,” said 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.”

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SmartThings Tracker Features



SmartThings Tracker LTE-M Carriers & Availability

SmartThings Tracker will be available through AT&T on September 14 and will be available through Verizon later this year.

“We lead busy lives. The SmartThings Tracker will help you save time searching for items that aren’t always where you think you left them,” said Chris Penrose, President of IoT at AT&T. “Using our nationwide LTE-M network gives you the ability to track and locate your devices just about anywhere. And as a global leader in Internet of Things solutions, we’re proud to be the first carrier to offer the SmartThings Tracker in the U.S.”



SmartThings Tracker retails for $99 with AT&T service included for the first 12 months at no additional charge. After the first 12 months pricing for AT&T service is $5 a month or $50 per year[5]. It is available starting September 14 on Samsung.com, select AT&T stores and other major retailers nationwide.

For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/us/smartthings-tracker.

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[1] LTE-M is also known as LTE CAT-M, CAT-M or CAT-M1.
[2] Compatible with smartphones that support Android 5.0 and up; iPhone 6 and up with iOS 11 or later.
[3] LTE-M leverages existing carrier LTE RAN infrastructures and licensed spectrums to deliver greater indoor and subterranean coverage as well as extended device battery life at lower cost.
[4] Battery life is based on Samsung internal testing and may vary based on factors such as device settings, usage patterns and operating conditions.
[5] Plus applicable taxes and fees.