Sky Forecum 201 Longer Range Than Expected

In our beacon testing, we occasionally come across a beacon that behaves better than the manufacturer’s specification. The Forecum 201 is one such beacon that while having a specified range of up to 100m, actually achieved a range of 108m at normal power (0dBm) and 190m at full power (+4dBm). This is unusual because we have found that most manufacturers tend under-deliver rather than over-deliver when it comes to matching the quoted range in real-life situations

We were curious as to whether this was at the expense of battery use and were pleasantly surprised when our battery power tests showed that a new battery will last 1.8 years at 1s transmission and 0db power.

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The Forecum 201 supports both iBeacon and Eddystone (URL and UID) and is available in both sensor (humidity, temperature, acceleration) and non-sensor versions.