Samsung’s SmartThings Find is the counterpart to Apple’s Find My network. The service has reached a new milestone as Samsung announces that SmartThings Find has reached 200 million “nodes” worldwide that help to locate lost devices and items. A node is any Samsung device that’s been opted into SmartThings Find.
We’re proud and excited to see the rapid growth of the SmartThings Find service. In less than two years, 200 million devices have opted in to help fellow Samsung Galaxy users find their misplaced devices – making it one of the fast growing services at Samsung .” – TM Roh, President and Head of Samsung Mobile Mobile Experience Business
Any Samsung Galaxy smartphone that’s registered to the SmartThings Find network can find their devices, wearables, or Smart Tags and participate to help others find their misplaced items. Samsung launched the Galaxy SmartTag and SmartTag+ that uses Bluetooth Low-energy and UWB (Ultra-wide band) to track nearby devices.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag
If a device or item with a SmartTag is lost, nearby Galaxy devices registered to the SmartThings Find network can relay the item’s approximate location securely and anonymously. Device IDs on the network change every 15 minutes and is stored securely with encryption. The SmartThings Find app also has a tool for manually discovering unknown SmartTags that the user may unknowingly be carrying.