2015-03-31

What beacons should I get?

CliqTags Spotter is compatible with any Apple iBeacon-compatible beacon set up for the CliqTags proximity UUID A6E3E006-BBC4-4DD1-9CA3-3E86C4957DF0, and a range of other UUIDs (private-labelled versions of Spotter can be configured to support any other UUIDs). Spotter supports geofencing via GPS, WiFi and cell ID too.

CliqTags also works directly with apps that support Eddystone-URL compatible beacons, without use of CliqTags Spotter.


Check out BeaconZone (our beacon partner) for a broad range of iBeacon and Eddystone beacons. At the top of All Beacons is a list of recommended beacons.


We specifically have great experience of beacons from Wellcore, that are quite cost-efficient, and can be purchased via Alibaba. They support either iBeacon or Eddystone (separate units). The beacons can be customized with brand, color etc.

Examples of form factors:

W903

W908

W911

Longlife

Waterproof

USB

Chip: NRF51822
Sensors: temperature, accelerator
Power: battery CR2477, 1 year
Size: 40*40*14.5 mm
Weight: 24 g incl. battery
Color: black, white, OEM
Chip: NRF51822
Sensors: temperature, accelerator
Power: battery CR2477, 1 year
Size: 56*38*18 mm
Weight: 32 g incl. battery
Color: white plastic case, blue silicone case
Chip: CC2541
Power: USB
Size: 62*20*9 mm
Weight: 6 g
Color: green, blue, orange

Note: Battery life depends on beacon interval and radio power.