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Samsung unveils card that can be physically tracked

Samsung unveils card that can be physically tracked

A new Samsung American Express credit card lets South Korean customers track its physical location through the tech giant's SmartThings Find IoT platform.

Samsung has teamed up with KB Kookmin Card and AmEx on the IoT-capable card, which has SmartThings Find technology embedded within it.

This means that users can connect the card to their Galaxy smartphone to check its location via Bluetooth Low Energy at home or abroad and be notified when its i's a certain distance away.

Samsung says that the card will help users if their wallet is lost or stolen. Conversely, it will help find a lost phone linked to the card.

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Hitesh Thakkar
Hitesh Thakkar - SME - Fintech startups (APAC and Africa) - India 05 October, 2023, 10:42Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Card as Physical plastic itself is getting into NFC form on Smartphone so such feature not sure will remain relevant for more time in market.