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Samsung has debuted the IoT card, a credit card that works with SmartThings Find, the company’s version of Find My (via SamMobile). That’s great if you live in South Korea, where the company offers it in partnership with KB Kookmin Card and American Express — so far, Samsung hasn’t announced a similar offering in the US. We’ve asked if it plans to and will update this post if the company responds.
The IoT card works like you’d expect it to. You add it to SmartThings Find, and then, like with Apple Find My, other Samsung devices that detect it will report its location back to you. This works whether the card is nearby or its owner has left it in another country. Samsung says the card uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for this, rather than…
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