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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:55 pm
by kw123
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

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:33 pm
by MarcoGT
Available in Germany?

piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:08 pm
by kw123
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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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:46 am
by MarcoGT
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

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:35 am
by kw123
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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:33 am
by kw123
need to order soon

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:35 pm
by MarcoGT
kw123 wrote:
need to order soon


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

Thanks

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:04 pm
by kw123
Have ordered the xy4. Will try today.


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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:08 pm
by johnpolasek
Looked like the XY3s are cheaper in the same quantity... Or are they out of stock?

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:14 pm
by kw123
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

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:41 pm
by MarcoGT
Hi Karl,

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

Yes, then take 8 for 100$.

Thanks a lot

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:04 am
by kw123
Order placed. Should get them by Saturday. Could you email me your mailing address?




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Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:26 am
by johnpolasek
Been a while since this thread has been updated... Has anyone had a chance to try the XY4+s yet? I've been using the original XY2s and 3s I bought years ago, replacing the batteries 2 or 3 times per year, and haven't added any more recently even though I have several friends that I'd like to because the 3s are no longer available and when I tried a new tile+ and nut3 as well as a few of the $5 to $10 "no name keyfinders, they only show as "up" when the appropriate app is running on my phone and they are in proximity to it; there doesn't seem to be any way to make them generic continuous beacons that the rPis see all the time. So does the XY4+ have this same problem?

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:48 pm
by kw123
yes I believe so, tested the XY4 when they came out and send them back. no BLE messages, only after phone app contacts them

Re: piBeacon: 7- tested Beacons

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:05 am
by johnpolasek
So does anybody still make a simple BLE pinger anymore?