Interview with Samsung VP Jaeyeon Jung on the new Galaxy SmartTag and how it fits into the SmartThings ecosystem, which as of December, had 66M active users (Carolina Milanesi/Fast Company)

The company also plans to integrate the SmartTag with the newly-released Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone. Samsung hopes that integrating NFC technology will boost the popularity of its smartphones since the SmartTag is the first NFC-enabled wearable device. Samsung plans to introduce the new device in the U.S. market next year.” (CNET

What is the new Galaxy SmartTag?

Sung’s New SmartTag is an NFC-Enabled, Bluetooth-Connected Tag That Will Power the SmartThings Ecosystem. The SmartTag is part of a trend to leverage IoT devices to extend mobile functions to the home, and we get to see one of Samsung’s major moves in that direction. As the Internet of Things grows in popularity, there’s increasing pressure to make all connected devices in our homes useful. From the SmartWatch to the Google Home, the idea behind the Internet of Things is that the smart gadgets we already have at home can improve our lives, whether managing finances or staying fit. SmartTags are a prime example of this trend, as they can be used to make purchases, check inventory, track fitness stats and even control other devices around the home.

How Samsung’s new SmartTags will help you find lost stuff?

With its new Smart Tags, Samsung hopes to make your life easier by finding something more convenient. This means the company hopes to replace the old way of finding your phone or keys.  Samsung introduced their new smart tags, like your magic genie, which comes to life inside your smartphone. They allow users to scan objects such as clothes and keys and instantly receive the location of those items through a map, message, or call. They even allow for sharing photos and videos through the phone’s camera.

 How Galaxy SmartTag fits into the SmartThings ecosystem, which as of December, had 66M active users?

We’ve previously written about the Galaxy SmartTag, but we thought we’d highlight one more angle: as of December 2017, SmartThings now has 66 million users. (We’re guessing they’re all smart home nerds like us.) Galaxy SmartTags can control devices, such as lights and appliances, that you’ve already connected to SmartThings through a hub. But this isn’t just about controlling your existing connected home. Galaxy SmartTags can connect to new devices over time, allowing you to control more of your connected home over time.


In conclusion, SmartThings has a broad ecosystem. With the addition of the Galaxy Smart Tag, Samsung is now expanding the reach of IoT devices into smart homes beyond just Samsung and Android phones. With millions of users of its connected home platform, the Galaxy SmartTag, Samsung can now bring the internet of things into the physical world. This allows users to control their connected home devices remotely from their phones, a feature many people find useful. The Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag also comes with preloaded apps that will allow users to control their connected devices even if they aren’t logged into their SmartThings account.


1. What is the new Galaxy SmartTag?

The new Galaxy SmartTag is a small device that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and enables you to interact with your home using voice commands. It’s easy to set up and install and works with any Android device that has Bluetooth

2. Why does it work with SmartThings?

The Galaxy SmartTag is compatible with the SmartThings ecosystem because it uses the same cloud-based platform. You can use the Galaxy SmartTag to control devices in your home, like lights, locks, doorbells, thermostats, and more.

3. How does it work?

The Galaxy SmartTag connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to interact with your home using voice commands. You can ask the Galaxy SmartTag to turn on the lights, lock the doors, play a song, or start a timer.

4. What other devices can I control with the Galaxy SmartTag?

The Galaxy SmartTag works with all the SmartThings devices compatible with the SmartThings ecosystem.

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