How do AirTags work? AirTag, Tile, and Galaxy SmartTag Tracking, Explained

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Kunal Kashyap

Apple's AirTags and other similar smart tags don't require GPS to function as effective asset trackers.

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Both Apple's Air Tags and Samsung's Galaxy Tags connect to your phone via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Most modern tags emit Bluetooth signals that can be detected by any nearby smartphone, not just your own.

Apple's equivalent is the Find My network, while Samsung's is called Galaxy Find.

Furthermore, some tags now include Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology, which allows for precise location tracking down to a few inches.

To use the corresponding app to locate a tag, you must be within Bluetooth or Wi-Fi range of the tag.

Samsung Airtag and Apple Airtag

Apple Airtag and Samsung Airtag!

The UWB technology on your phone can also be used to direct the tag to a specific location.

Apple's AirTag and Samsung's SmartTag Plus are the only tags that can use this technology.

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