Samsung has introduced a new SmartThings Find service for finding lost Galaxy devices.
The system makes it easy to find other gadgets using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technologies. That is, you can even find a device that is not connected to the Internet.
The search is carried out using other devices with SmartThings. After 30 minutes offline, the lost smartphone sends a BLE signal, which can be picked up by another gadget. From them, the location data will be sent to the Samsung server, and then to the owner. All data is encrypted and securely protected.
After that, a map will appear on the screen with instructions on how to get to the device. When you get closer to a point, you can turn on the sound signal or the “Search Nearby” function based on augmented reality: the screen will display color graphics, which become brighter as you get closer to the object.
The service is supported by devices with Android 8 and newer versions of the operating system.