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 locate lost devices and items. A node is any Samsung device that has been activated in SmartThings Find.
We are proud and excited to see the rapid growth of the SmartThings Find service. In less than two years, 200 million devices have chosen to help other Samsung Galaxy users find their lost devices, making it one of Samsung’s fastest growing services. – TM Roh, President and Head of Samsung Mobile Mobile Experience Business
Any Samsung Galaxy smartphone registered to the SmartThings Find network can find their devices, wearables, or smart tags and participate in helping others find their misplaced items. Samsung has launched the Galaxy SmartTag and SmartTag+ which use Bluetooth Low-energy and UWB (Ultra-wide band) to track nearby devices.
Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag
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 are stored securely with encryption. The SmartThings Find app also has a tool to manually discover unknown SmartTags that the user may be wearing without knowing.