The type of System on a Chip (SoC) can greatly affect battery life. For example, the Dialog DA14580 provides 2x to 3x battery life of Nordic nrf51822 based (e.g. Estimote) beacons and up to x6 the battery life of TI CC254x based-beacons. The newer TI CC2640 and NXP (used be part of Philips Semiconductors) QN902x provide up to x3.5 battery life of the TI CC254x.
The following beacons cost a little more but are worth it if you want to get maximum life from the battery.
Solar beacon with a rechargeable LIR2032 battery. The 6.5cm x 9.6cm solar panel charges the battery such that you won't need to replace the battery for the life of the battery which is estimated to be..
Very thin (3.8mm), light, waterproof, Beacon supporting both iBeacon and Eddystone (UID or URL) simultaneously. This beacon has been specially designed so that it uses low power even when motion detec..
Waterproof, long 100m range beacon that advertises advertises up to 6 channels that can be iBeacon, Eddystone UID, Eddystone URL, Eddystone TLM, device info and xyz accelerometer. Internal on-off swit..
Waterproof, long 100m range beacon that advertises up to 6 channels that can be iBeacon, Eddystone UID, Eddystone URL, Eddystone TLM and device info. External on-off switch. Uses the newer Nordic nRF5..
This is a small PCB beacon, with case, that uses the Nordic NRF52832 chip. We have programmed this beacon with standard Eddystone GATT as provided by Nordic. Clicking on the button makes it connectabl..
Very long range beacon that uses 2 AA batteries. This beacon is different because it has a specially designed range extension circuit with a low noise power amplifier that allows it to reach 200m outd..