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  • 03/11/2018

    Utilissimi con owntracks o app Homeassistant per iphone. Permettono di individuare una zona e di dire all'app che all'interno di quella zona non occorre aggiornare la posizione. Ne ho presi 3, uno per piano della casa. Quando il telefono li rileva invia ad Home Assistant la posizione e smette di aggiornare il GPS

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  • 24/09/2019

    Using for presence detection with OwnTracks and HomeAssistant and works well. Fire up the LightBlue app, grab the UUID, leave major and minor at 0 and then use regions for foolproof presence detection for your automations. Probably a bit pricey for 2019 but the battery is massive!!!

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  • 12/11/2020

    Works like advertised, but is not password protected. The missing password protection is the only reason for not giving 5stars

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  • 07/05/2015

    This is a superb piece of technology, you have to figure out the UUID, but you can use an app like LightBlue for the iPhone to do that. After the device is powered-on it should appear on the LightBlue app, connect to the device and check the "iBeacon UUID" field. It was 0xfda50693a4e24fb1afcfc6eb07647825 for both devices i received. This is the field you need to enter into your ibeacon app (like near of locate). Reformat it to look like: fda50693-a4e2-4fb1a-fcfc-6eb07647825 and leave the major and minor field blank and the ibeacon app should detect your device. The LightBlue app also allows you to change major and minor field (default it's set on 0x27113100 which is major 10001 and minor 12544). When you change this field, you have to powercycle the ibeacon before the data gets active. Have fun!

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  • 28/08/2016

    Great build quality, not a complete fan with the colourful front but it is placed in a hidden place anyway. Battery is already inserted and it's ready to turn on, after that a long way begins to figure out how to configure it. Used loads of apps. Banggood unfortunately does not provide an English apk to use but otherwise it's perfect!

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  • 21/08/2018

    If you cant read chines you will find it hard to use the app. But that is no problem a app like lightblue does give you the possibility to change the setting. You can make some nice automations in android if you combine it with a app like macrodroid. The delivery was even quicker than they say on the site.

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  • 25/05/2018

    As I'm finding out, the world of iBeacons is a little bit strange. Some of the details about this particular iBeacon: -There is an off/on switch, about the size of a DIP. As you actually have to unscrew the case to access this, I'm not really sure what it is for. -The battery is enormous for this type of device. It is a CR2477H. I can believe it would give over a year of power for continuous operation. -What the notes about the deployment setting mean, is that after the iBeacon has been given the settings you want, you can change the deployment setting to make it impossible for anyone to hack the iBeacon and change any of the settings. That's good for commercial use, but if you are just using it around home, there's no need to switch on deployment. -If you do set it to deployment mode, you need to either take out the battery, or toggle the on/off switch to reset it to a state where you can change settings. -Generally speaking, while these iBeacons were probably great value two years ago, you can find better ones for at least a couple dollars cheaper these days. Some general comments about iBeacons: -One of the most annoying things is that while you can access the UUID code from a range of apps, all of them display it in a non-editable field. That means you have to, manually, write it down, then, manually, re-enter it at some stage. (So the first iBeacon app I'm going to write will let you copy and paste it.) -Curiously, some iBeacon location apps will only accept the hex UUID in lowercase, which is abysmal, especially as most apps display it in uppercase. -The LightBlue app recommended is very good, but BLE Scanner is also useful. -In case you are very new to iBeacons, there are three values that the beacon "broadcasts". The UUID is a unique identifier, generally for one location or user. It's common for many beacons to share the same UID. In addition there are two other values called "major" and "minor", which are integers, and can go up to a value of close to 60,000 only. The most common way to use these is to have the major value shared, and the minor value unique. For example, in a house you might use one UUID for all beacons, a different major value for the livingroom and the garage, and give each beacon its own minor number so you know exactly which is which.

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  • 05/01/2016

    if you buy more than one you have to change the UID / major / minor. Android users can achive this with nRF Master Control Panel, for linux use the command "gatttool" included in the bluez sources. Connect only one device to the beacon when configuring it. The beacon has a blue led, option "ffba" => ff enables it for TX the referenced AirLocate app is open source, see: https://github.com/bytereal/iBeacon

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  • 02/10/2015

    The device is basic so it is the BT transponder only without other sensors (some have accelerometers and so on, but not this one) but the price is great to play around with. Unlike some models, this ships in the fairly strong plastic case shown so is directly usable. The case is easily opened as per the illustration. There is a small power switch inside the case and it ships with a battery in it (thanks guys) and the power on. I've used on an Android phone with BT V4+ support, BLE Scanner to program the device and Locate to get a distance. I seem to be able to get up to about 8 metres through walls, further without.

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  • 18/02/2016

    It didn't come with any instructions on how to program it. The apps in the appstore is all in chinese. And ByteReals homepage is also in chinese. They should have been in english.

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