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Samsung's new super-precise object trackers are finally arriving later this month

Samsung's new super-precise object trackers are finally arriving later this month

Samsung announced the Galaxy SmartTag back in January, alongside its Galaxy S21 series of phones. A direct competitor to Tile, SmartTags are designed to help you keep track of keys, wallets, and anything else that has a habit of disappearing on its own. Although the standard SmartTags have been on sale for a little over two months now, the enhanced Tag+ model lagged behind a bit. Samsung has now announced retail availability: April 16th.

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Tile is making a UWB tracker to compete with Apple's AirTags

Tile is making a UWB tracker to compete with Apple's AirTags

Tile has been the go-to brand when it comes to reliable Bluetooth trackers, and its wide variety of products cater to different use cases. But all of its trackers rely on Bluetooth, which works just fine, but it's not as sophisticated as ultra-wideband (UWB) — tech that is reported to be used in upcoming products from Apple and Samsung. Word is that Tile is also working on a new product that boasts the same tech and is expected to be released in 2021.

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Tile Bluetooth trackers are now directly integrated with Google Assistant

Tile Bluetooth trackers are now directly integrated with Google Assistant

Tile recently introduced a whole swath of new Bluetooth trackers and, to complement its new releases, the company has now directly its products with Google Assistant. The feature was announced last month, but is now live for all.

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Tumi's Global Locator Uses GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi, And Bluetooth To Track Your Luggage And Bags Everywhere

Tumi's Global Locator Uses GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi, And Bluetooth To Track Your Luggage And Bags Everywhere

There are dozens of Bluetooth trackers being released or crowd-sourced by companies every month, but most of them suffer from the same issue. Once you're no longer within Bluetooth range, these trackers are useless. Sure, they can do the job for keeping an eye on belongings that should always stay near you, like wallets and handbags, but when it comes to travel luggage, you're inevitably going to be separated by more than a few hundred feet. You need a more robust location system like GPS to be able to follow your bags across vast airports, and maybe even halfway across the world if they get sent somewhere by mistake.

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