Samsung’s SmartThings Find is the equivalent of 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 subscribed to 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 wrong devices – making it one of Samsung’s fastest growing services. “- TM Roh, President and CEO of Samsung Mobile Mobile Experience Business
Any Samsung Galaxy smartphone registered on 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 +, which use Bluetooth Low-energy and UWB (Ultra-wide band) to track devices nearby.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag
If a device or item with a SmartTag is lost, nearby Galaxy devices registered to the SmartThings Find network can forward the approximate location of the item 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 detect unknown SmartTags that the user is unknowingly wearing.