We have recently started stocking the Minew S1. Minew have a video showing how to change the battery:
If you are changing the batteries we recommend you use Lithium batteries, such as Energizer Lithium, rather than alkaline batteries. This gives a longer battery life, flatter decrease in voltage over time and better resilience under lower temperatures.
We recently started selling the Minew F4, a quality tracking beacon with external on/off button, 85dBm buzzer and range of up to 50m. The battery last about 6 months. Minew have a video how to change the battery:
There’s a T-Finder iOS and Android app on the app stores but the intention is that this beacon will be used with your own apps and solutions using the supplied Android and iOS SDK.
The S1 beacon is a temperature/humidity beacon that we supply in 3 variants. It’s not immediately obvious how the batteries should be replaced. The manufacturer, Minew, has a video showing how to access the screws to open the case:
Tracker beacons are different from normal beacons in that they are designed to be connected to an app for the majority of the time. Normally beacons just advertise and aren’t connected except for setup or obtaining sensor data in realtime.
The F4 comes with iOS and Android SDKs that provide for bonding/pairing with a password, listening to events such as connecting, connected, disconnected, getting the MAC address and RSSI, ringing the tracker, receiving a button press event, receiving a notification n seconds after disconnect and disconnecting at a given distance (received signal power level, RSSI).
Minew have a new video showing how easy it is to set iBeacon parameters with their BeaconSET+ app:
BeaconSET+ is the newer app that works with MiniBeacon Plus beacons. These are Minew beacons supporting both iBeacon and Eddystone as opposed to those only supporting iBeacon for which the older BeaconSET app should be used.