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What are Estimote's products?

They are essentially tiny, low power computers attached to walls or objects in the physical world. Using proximity technologies they detect human presence and behavior and trigger pre-programmed actions delivering contextual and personalized experiences.

How exactly does it work?

Each beacon has a Bluetooth® Low Energy transmitter. It broadcasts tiny radio signals over the air containing unique, location-specific data.

Modern smartphones constantly scan for these signals. If they enter their range an associated app responds with the desired action.

For example, it can fetch content that is tied to a user's profile or micro-location. Apps can also push to the cloud user data or statistics.

Personalized content is displayed as a notification or directly in the app. Nearby screens can also respond with relevant information.

It's an opt-in tech to enhance user experience

Magical experiences and context-aware interactions are possible with compatible apps downloaded by those who opted-in. These apps are built on top of the Estimote SDKs for iOS or Android, where we tied together proximity, security and cloud technologies.

        let monitoringManager = ESTMonitoringManager()
        monitoringManager.startMonitoringForIdentifier("7f6d1ab0", inProximity: .Near)
        func monitoringManager(manager: ESTMonitoringManager,
                               didEnterRangeOfIdentifier identifier: String) {
          ESTRequestGetBeaconDetails(identifier: identifier).sendRequest { (details)
            if user.isFirstTimeIn(details.geoLocation) {
              showNotification("First time in \( Swipe here for our recommendations.")
            } else {
              showNotification("Welcome back to \(! Swipe here to learn what's new.")

See other examples and the full Estimote Beacons SDK on our GitHub and Developer Docs pages. We're constantly improving and innovating our SDKs and our development team would love to hear your feedback.

What are the applications?

Oh...there are so many across all verticals. The best are the ones that deliver great experiences by simplifying the user interface, sending messages in the right place at the right time, or simply removing friction by triggering things automatically based on people's presence and behavior.

Guggenheim museum Improved visitor experience in one of the world's biggest museums

Deploying a network of Estimote beacons allows the famed Guggenheim Museum in New York to display contextual information about nearby paintings and sculptures, transforming the visitor experience.

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FC Barcelona Smart spaces in Camp Nou - legendary stadium

FC Barcelona is an icon: a symbol for locals in Catalonia and the best football team in the world for millions of fans across the globe. They are using Estimote Beacons to refresh the home turf of one of world’s most beloved teams with a new digital facade.

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Qatar airways Innovative navigation system at
Qatar airport

Hamad International Airport is using beacons to enable simple and precise navigation that leads passengers to their gate and checks them in. For passengers at this modern airport, our technology is reducing the stress and hassle of travel, and making the whole airport experience smoother and easier.

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Building an OS for the physical world

Our technology stack is making phones smarter, making locations more interactive, even giving ordinary objects a way to communicate information with smart phones or other devices. We've given smartphones extra senses to “see” more of the world around them and know more about their context, opening up an endless set of possibilities for richer, more personalized experiences.

Awesome tech! How to get started?

Start with ordering one of our development kits. We ship daily to any country in the world. You can expect to get your dev kit within 3-5 days.


Estimote Proximity Beacons

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Estimote Proximity Beacons

If you are building simple proximity applications start with Proximity Beacons - the most popular beacons on the market. They support both iBeacon™ and Eddystone™. For touch experiences, they also have NFC built in.

lifetime: 2 years
range: 70 m
packets: iBeacon™ or Eddystone™
features: motion & temperature sensor, NFC
Buy Dev Kit for $59

Long Range Location Beacons

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Long Range Location Beacons

For better battery life and range, IoT prototyping, or enterprise-grade deployments choose Location Beacons - the most robust beacons on the market. They support multiple packets, mesh networking, and have built-in sensors.

lifetime: 5 years
range: 200 m
packets: 8 simultaneously (iBeacon™/Eddystone™)
features: 5 sensors, NFC, mesh, GPIO, 1Mb EEPROM
Buy Dev Kit for $99

Location Beacons with UWB

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Location Beacons with UWB

Choose these for Estimote Indoor Location. With Ultra Wide Band radio for precise beacon-to-beacon distance measurements, they can automatically create floor plans, to easily enable indoor positioning in any venue.

lifetime: 5 years (2 years for Indoor Location)
range: 200 m
packets: 8 simultaneously (iBeacon™/Eddystone™)
features: UWB, 4 sensors, NFC, mesh, GPIO, 1Mb EEPROM
Buy Dev Kit for $159

Shipping time: 2 weeks


Estimote Stickers

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Estimote Stickers

Stickers are the world's smallest beacons. They have built-in sensors and advertise connectionless telemetry data. Tiny form factor makes them great for smart objects and nearables prototyping.

lifetime: 1 year
range: 7 m
packets: iBeacon™ or Eddystone™
features: temperature, motion
Buy Dev Kit for $99

Shipping time: 2 weeks


Estimote Mirror

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Estimote Mirror

Mirror is our completely NEW product. It's the world's first video beacon. When connected to any screen it will show personalized and contextual user content. It's compatible with our SDK and Estimote Stickers.

lifetime: endless (USB-powered)
range: 10 m
packets: 2 simultaneously (iBeacon™/Eddystone™)
features: WiFi, HDMI, communication with smartphones, monitoring beacons and stickers
Pre-order Dev Kit for $99

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Need to compare our products?

Here are the main differences. All of them leverage the same, intelligent firmware, but their lifetime, form-factor or details differ depending on the application.

Location Beacon
with UWB
Location Beacon
Proximity Beacon
Sticker Beacon
Video Beacon
Battery life5 years5 years2 years1 yearEndless (USB‑powered)
Range200 meters200 meters70 meters7 meters10 meters
Thickness27 mm24 mm17 mm6 mm14 mm
iBeacon™ or Eddystone™ packets8 simultaneously8 simultaneously1 at a time1 at a time2 simultaneously
Additional packetsconnectivity, telemetry, user‑definedconnectivity, telemetry, user‑definedconnectivity, telemetryconnectivity, nearable with telemetryconnectivity, telemetry, user‑defined
Built-in sensorsmotion, temperature, ambient light, pressuremotion, temperature, ambient light, magnetometer, pressuremotion, temperaturemotion, temperaturen/a
Estimote Indoor Locationautomappingmanual mappingn/atracking Nearablesn/a
Additional techmesh networking, GPIO, RTC, RGB LED, 1Mb EEPROM, programmable NFCmesh networking, GPIO, RTC, LED, 1Mb EEPROM, programmable NFCprogrammable NFCn/aWiFi, HDMI, USB, 1GB eMMC storage
Devices in the Kit4 beacons3 beacons3 beacons10 stickers3 mirrors
PriceBuy for $159Buy for $99Buy for $59Buy for $99Pre‑order $99

Do you have any questions?

Check out the most frequently asked questions or visit our Community pages!.

Beacons & Stickers

How long does a battery last?

Inside each Beacon and Sticker is a non-rechargeable lithium battery. A beacon’s lifetime depends on its configuration. At default factory settings, Estimote Beacons last anywhere from 3-5 years. You can extend the lifetime by utilizing conditional broadcasting, and batteries are easily replaceable. Estimote Stickers last up to one year, and batteries are not replaceable.

What is a Beacon's range?

The typical range of Bluetooth low-energy radio modules is anywhere from 1 meter (3 ft) up to 200 meters (650 ft). Of course, it depends on the location and circumstances, because radio signals could be absorbed or diffracted.

Can beacons be placed outdoors?

The enclosure made of soft silicone is splashproof, but not waterproof if water enters the beacon underneath the adhesive. You can install them outdoors, but please note that Bluetooth radio signals are heavily absorbed by water, so rain will reduce the beacon’s signal strength. Also consider that operating beacons in temperatures over 60°C (140°F) or below -10°C (14°F) can reduce battery life.

SDK & Software

What kind of apps can be developed with Estimote beacons?

The possibilities are endless! Beacons can be used to develop apps that feature contactless payments, educational information in exhibits, and more. Stickers placed on objects allow these objects to communicate contextual information, opening a new world of possibilities. Mirror can be plugged into the HDMI port of any TV screen or external display, to show anything from your flight’s gate number to a comparison of nearby products. See our Get Inspired page for a list of apps and projects made with our beacons!

Do I need an app?

Yes! Our Beacons and Stickers just send the Bluetooth signal, it’s your custom built app that will trigger the action on a user's screen, based on proximity to a particular beacon. We provide everything you need to get started: the Software Development Kit (SDK), app templates, demo apps, and the technical support behind the scenes. Download the Estimote App from the App Store to try out some of the possibilities.

Which devices are compatible?

All Bluetooth-Low-Energy–enabled devices can pick up the beacon signal. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group maintains a list of devices that support BLE. These include Apple devices from iPhone 4S onwards and Android devices like: Samsung Galaxy S devices, Google Nexus, Google Glass, and many more. On the software side, we provide official SDKs for building iOS and Android apps, but there's also many 3rd party SDKs and libraries that work with the Estimote hardware.

Do I need Bluetooth for it to work? What about WiFi?

Our beacons use Bluetooth Low Energy to broadcast their presence. Bluetooth should be turned on, but unlike Classic Bluetooth, there’s no need for pairing. At this point, we don't provide any WiFi solutions, and WiFi is not required for apps to detect beacons. Some Estimote Cloud features (e.g., analytics, changing beacon settings) do require an Internet connection though.

Ordering & Shipping

When will I get my order?

We're shipping most of our beacons on a daily basis via UPS and you can typically expect them within a week of placing the order. After the purchase is made, you will receive a confirmation email with all the tracking information you need.

Is it possible to order a larger quantity?

Yes! Please contact our Business team and we’ll be happy to offer a volume discount.

This is awesome! Where can I buy them? Is there a local distributor near me?

For now, you can only buy our beacons directly through our website. We ship worldwide, we can even deliver them to Antarctica! We are exploring many partnership opportunities with resellers in your area. If you are interested in becoming a reseller, please contact our Partnerships team directly.

Can I pay over Paypal or wire transfer?

At this time, we are only accepting credit card payments. If you’re placing a bulk order for 300 units or more, we can happily set you up with a wire transfer.

What is your return policy?

Your satisfaction is very important for us. If you’re not happy with your products, you can return them within 30 days - see our terms of sale.

Haven't found what you were looking for?

You can always contact us directly.

What do I do once I have beacons?

Congratulations! You finally got your Estimote Dev Kit - what can you do next? Here are some good places to get started and learn more about creating the best experiences for your customers.

  1. Get our Estimote Apps

    Use our apps and learn everything there is to learn about your Estimote Beacons! From the very basics of detecting proximity, to gathering data from sensors, to securing your beacon network, to inspiring use cases.

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    Get our Estimote Apps

    Use our apps and learn everything there is to learn about your Estimote Beacons! From the very basics of detecting proximity, to gathering data from sensors, to securing your beacon network, to inspiring use cases.

  2. Create your first app with templates

    Check out the Apps section of Estimote Cloud to see App Templates, where you can download a working code sample in just a few clicks. The templates have the Estimote SDK integrated, as well as your beacons’ UUIDs and API tokens for accessing Estimote Cloud API.

  3. Create app using our SDK

    See other examples and the full Estimote Beacons SDK on our GitHub pages. All Estimote Beacons are supported by our iOS and Android SDKs.

Join over 90,000 developers!

We have the largest beacon community in the world, with over 90,000 developers across the globe creating location-based apps.

Can this tech be deployed at scale?

Actually we power the world's largest production beacon deployment. Here are selected customers that are using our enterprise-grade software solutions.


Use our deployment and fleet management software

We offer enterprise-grade deployment tools, field-tested API’s for analytics, beacon configuration and health monitoring, as well as the most sophisticated power optimi­zation and security software on the market.

Software pricing is extremely simple

You are able to test and give a try to every aspect of our tech for free. Once you deploy your beacons commercially you can use different services paying as you go.






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With a team of 60 and growing, we have deep expertise in hardware, software, data science and more, born out of hundreds of thousands of hours of development experience. We can be a true partner at every step of your iBeacon™ deployment, from initial testing to full-scale rollout.

Backed by leading US investors, Estimote was founded in March 2012 with the goal of changing how consumers interact daily with the world around them.

We have dedicated business teams in the US and Europe. Our R&D and manufacturing is based in Central Europe where we meet demanding standards for privacy and security.

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