SmartThings Tracker Frequently Asked Questions
The SmartThings tracker uses GPS and cloud technology to monitor the whereabouts of your family, pets, or items. Read the FAQ below to learn how to get the most out of your tracker, so you can keep everyone safe.
Check the Tracker's Status
How can I check if the tracker is powered on and working?
To check if the tracker is working properly, press the Power button once. If the LED blinks blue once, the tracker is on and it’s working. It may blink red when the battery is low.
If the tracker alternates between blue, red, and green, it's not currently connected to SmartThings and is searching for a phone. If it blinks blue continuously, it's in pairing mode.
How can I check the Tracker's status?
Connected: If the card is blue and says “Connected,” it means the tracker is working normally. The last confirmed location will also display.
Disconnected: If the card is gray and says “Disconnected,” tracker has disconnected from your network. The most likely cause is the tracker having no power or being turned off.
Power Saving Mode: If the card is blue and says “Power saving mode,” the tracker is in Power saving mode. While in this mode, the tracker will not communicate with SmartThings and will not perform location measurements until it exits Power saving mode.
To see the tracker’s status, navigate to the Samsung folder and open the SmartThings app. Touch Menu, and then navigate to the Location where the SmartThings Tracker is saved. Scroll down to the the room where the SmartThings Tracker is saved and find the SmartThings Tracker card.
Three different statuses may display in the tracker’s card:
Is the tracker water resistant?
The SmartThings tracker has an IP68 rating, the highest rating for water resistance. It can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes. However, you should make sure that the tracker and its charger are completely dry before charging.
Location Measurements and Geofencing Zones
How often can the tracker measure locations?
By default, automatic location measurements are turned off. However, you can set the automatic measurement cycle to run every 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, or 5 hours.
There is no limit for how many times you can measure a location per day. However, depending on the network connection, you have to wait about one to five minutes before you can request a location again.
Frequent measurements may affect battery consumption.
How can I change the automatic location cycle for the tracker?
Navigate to and open the SmartThings app. Then, touch Menu, and navigate to the Location where the SmartThings Tracker is saved. Touch Devices, and then then touch SmartThings Tracker. Touch More Options > Settings. Touch Location updates, and then choose your desired setting.
Can a loved one be tracked when the tracker is powered off?
No, the tracker can only be monitored when the tracker is on and has a network connection. If needed, you can view their last reported location in the SmartThings app.
How can I manage Safe Zones or view when the tracker moves through a Zone?
Navigate to and open the SmartThings app. Then, touch Menu, and navigate to the Location where the SmartThings Tracker is saved. Touch Devices, and then then touch SmartThings Tracker. Touch More Options, and then touch Settings. Touch Manage Zones. Touch ADD and then use your finger to drag the circle to your desired location. Or, use the search bar to find a specific place. Then, touch Enter zone name and enter your desired name for the zone. Next, touch Enter/leave notifications and then choose your desired option. Touch Save and the location will be set as a safe zone.
Delete or Get Rid of the Tracker
Can I delete the location data measured from the app?
No, you cannot manually delete location data. However, the SmartThings app automatically deletes location data that is over one week old.
I would like to sell or give the tracker to someone else. What should I do?
Navigate to and open the SmartThings app. Then, touch Menu, and navigate to the Location where the SmartThings Tracker is saved, and then touch Devices. Touch More Options > Edit, and then touch Remove next to the device you want to remove. Touch Done when finished.
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