piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

I tried the first version from Peeble Bee and they were not good. Bad battery live and not too thin and had many bugs.
Have not tested any newer version

the cheapest I found is the triangle "iHere" for $10 at amazon. it is rechargeable. it looks as if the charge lasts longer than 1 week

Karl

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:33 pm
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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

Available in Germany?

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:08 pm
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piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

I am coming to Germany in 10 days and can bring a set .. have done this before.
Actually it is $11+tax=11.70

if you want some I need to order by tomorrow to make sure they get here

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:46 am
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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

Ok, which are the best that work with piBeacon and small enough to keep them in the pocket with keys?
I am leaving for holiday on the 23rd and coming back on 7th January.
Hope to get them before I leave :)

I would need 8 of them.

Do they have replaceable battery? This would be important so that I can replace it.

Therefore, important things:

- battery to be replaced
- small enough to fit a pocket :)

Thanks a lot

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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

That would be xy ==> let me know which colours (the u for eUrope)
May I suggest to try the bletemp sensor. Works in freezer and pool



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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

need to order soon
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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

kw123 wrote:
need to order soon


Ok, go for it.
So they cost 15 USD about, am I right?

Thanks

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:04 pm
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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

Have ordered the xy4. Will try today.


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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

Looked like the XY3s are cheaper in the same quantity... Or are they out of stock?

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:14 pm
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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

got 4 of the xy4 .. they are NOT ready for primetime..

- difficult to add in the xy app
- the search function does not properly work
- they create new MAC numbers constantly have 14 for 2 active devices
and when you remove the battery and put it back in a new set is created, the UUIS stays unique for each beacon

and they are 50% bigger (and have a large battery )

I guess we should stick with the xy3 for the time being.

So MarcoGT: should I order 8 xy3 for you? price ~ $15 -- can get (black white silver snow) for ~$100 for 8.
I am leaving Thursday morning next week - delivery for the other colors might take longer.

Karl

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:41 pm
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Hi Karl,

color does not matter, not important.
What is important is size, battery replaceable.

Yes, then take 8 for 100$.

Thanks a lot

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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

Order placed. Should get them by Saturday. Could you email me your mailing address?




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