The Galaxy SmartTag+ is a new tracking device from Samsung. So, how does it compare to the original Galaxy SmartTag?
You can find out in this comparison guide between the two item locators.
When compared to the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ adds the AR Finder feature, which will help you pinpoint the location of the tracker by using the ultra-wideband connection and the camera on your Galaxy device.
Aside from the aforementioned difference, the two Smart Tag trackers are identical when it comes to Bluetooth range, Galaxy Find Network support, IoT automations and supported privacy features.
If you have a compatible Galaxy device, then we recommend picking up the Galaxy SmartTag+ as the AR Finder is helpful at locating missing items within a 15-meter radius.
Otherwise, the Galaxy SmartTag is the more affordable option of the two.
If you are interested, you can purchase either of the trackers on Amazon with the following links:
- Samsung Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth Tracker and Item Locator
- Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ Bluetooth Tracker and Item Locator
Galaxy SmartTag vs. Galaxy SmartTag+ Comparison Chart
You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for these two smart tags below.
|Samsung Galaxy SmartTag||Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+|
|Dimensions||39.0 mm x 39.0 mm x 9.8 mm||46.0 mm x 46.0 mm x 10.5 mm|
|Color Options||Black |
|Battery Type||Replaceable CR2032 battery||Replaceable CR2032 battery|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0||Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0|
|Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Range||Up to 120 meters||Up to 120 meters|
|Ultra-Wideband Range||N/A||Up to 15 meters|
|Galaxy Find Network?||Yes||Yes|
|Finding Tools||Map display|
|Ringtone||8 downloadable ringtone presets||8 downloadable ringtone presets|
|Internet of Things Automations?||Yes||Yes|
|Privacy Features||Location data stored on secured SmartThings server |
Randomized ID that changes ever 15 minutes
|Location data stored on secured SmartThings server |
Randomized ID that changes ever 15 minutes
|System Requirements||Samsung Galaxy smartphone with 2 GB RAM (or higher) and Android 8.0 operating system (or higher) |
|Samsung Galaxy smartphone with 2 GB RAM (or higher) and Android 8.0 operating system (or higher) |
|AR Finding System Requirements||N/A||Samsung Galaxy smartphone with ultra-wideband (UWB), 2 GB RAM (or higher) and Android 11.0 operating system (or higher)|
|Pricing||Check price on Amazon.||Check price on Amazon.|
The standard Smart Tag is a smaller when compared to the plus version.
You can find the measurements for the two tracking devices below:
- Samsung Galaxy SmartTag: 39.0 mm x 39.0 mm x 9.8 mm
- Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+: 46.0 mm x 46.0 mm x 10.5 mm
You can also check out the available color options for the two products below:
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag:
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+:
- Denim Blue
When it comes to the power source, the Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy SmartTag+ use a replaceable CR2032 battery. Depending on usage, the battery life can last up to one year.
When it comes to connectivity, the original Galaxy SmartTag utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0.
The Galaxy SmartTag+ also supports Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 in addition to being able to use Ultra-Wideband.
Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Range
The range for Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 is 120 meters without any obstructions.
The range for the ultra-wideband connection of the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ is 15 meters without any obstructions.
Both the Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy SmartTag+ uses the SmartThings App to help you find the missing items attached to these trackers. You can also use the application to perform other actions.
Galaxy Find Network
The two item finders in this versus guide also utilize the Galaxy Find Network.
This feature uses other Galaxy devices as Find Nodes. When a node detects a signal from a lost SmartTag, it will send the location to the SmartThings server.
With Galaxy Find Network, you will be able to locate the tracker from any distance. Otherwise, you will be limited to 130 meters with Bluetooth.
If you want to use your Galaxy device as a Find Node, you need to agree to the offline finding option on the SmartThings app.
When it comes to the tools use for finding, the Galaxy SmartTag is capable of displaying a map through the SmartThings app in addition to providing a ring notification.
The Galaxy SmartTag+ also support map display and ring notification. The Plus version also adds AR Finder, which uses the camera of a compatible Galaxy device to help you locate the tracker in its exact location. A glimmering green light will be shown where the missing item is located.
The AR Finder tool uses ultra-wideband, which means that it is limited to a range of 15 meters.
Both the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag and Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ Bluetooth Trackers feature eight downloadable ringtone presets.
Internet of Things Automations
In addition to finding missing items, you can also use both products to set up automations, such as turning on a light, with a press of a button on the tracker.
In order for this feature to work, you must use an Internet of Things (IoT) device that has been registered in the SmartThings app.
When it comes to volume, you can set both trackers in this versus showdown to Mute, Normal or Loud.
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag and Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ Item Locators both offer the following privacy features:
- Location data stored on secured SmartThings server
- Randomized ID that changes ever 15 minutes
When it comes to system requirements, both the Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy SmartTag+ need the following:
- Samsung Galaxy smartphone with 2 GB RAM (or higher) and Android 8.0 operating system (or higher)
- SmartThings app
AR Finding System Requirements
If you want to use the AR Finding of the Galaxy SmartTag+, then the system requirements are higher:
- Samsung Galaxy smartphone with ultra-wideband (UWB), 2 GB RAM (or higher) and Android 11.0 operating system (or higher)
The UWB feature is currently supported with the following Samsung devices (which are compatible with the plus version of the Samrt Tag):
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21+
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2