(PRWEB) October 07, 2014
The retail price is $24.95 USD / 22.95 EUR. The product can be bought through the online retailer Amazon in the U.S. and in Europe. The key fob is an electronic daily-usage gadget designed to be used to track valuables. It does not require an additional adapter and works directly with smartphones supporting Bluetooth Smart.
The product supports iOS devices starting with the iPhone 4s and iPad 3 and up. Currently, the only supported device family on the Android platform is Samsung’s Galaxy, including the Galaxy S4 (or later) and the Note 2 (or later) (Android version 4.3 or later is required). Other Android devices currently are not compatible because of problems with Bluetooth Smart support on the side of Android’s OS. Beets BLU will release this application for other compatible Android devices as soon as Google resolve these problems.
A current list of supported devices can be found on the product’s website: http://www.beetsblu.com/pagertag.
About the Beets BLU Company
Beets BLU Electronics (EC) was founded in 2012 by a group of leading specialists in the fields of mobile apps, mobile technologies and hardware. The company specializes in wireless devices based on Bluetooth Smart technology. It is planning to produce a line of devices for various purposes with advanced consumer characteristics.
All new solutions are carefully tested directly by the company’s executives, which guarantees customers the best performance of the product and high user-friendliness.
PagerTag is designed to perform such functions as:
1. Loss detection. In case of link loss it sounds an alarm signal both on the key fob and the smartphone (configurable).
2. Remote commands. Using a single button on the key fob, it’s possible to enable certain actions on the smartphone: play/pause music, talking clock, voice memo, fake text or phone sound and more.
3. Proximity detection. Lost valuables attached with the PagerTag can be located using a radar function that sounds an alert within a designated proximity. Also, the companion application detects and stores the last known location of a key fob at the moment of disconnection.
The product supports iOS devices starting with the iPhone 4s and iPad 3 and on. Currently, the only supported device family on the Android platform is Samsung’s Galaxy, including the Galaxy S4 (or later) and the Note 2 (or later) (Android version 4.3 or later is required). Other Android devices currently are not compatible because of problems with Bluetooth Smart support on the side of Android’s OS. Beets BLU will release this application for other compatible Android devices as soon as Google resolves these problems.
To use PagerTag on both Apple and Samsung devices, two exclusive applications with the same name were developed: PagerTag. Both applications are available in the iTunes App Store and through Google Play.
About Bluetooth Smart
Bluetooth Smart technology, also known as Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth LE (BLE), has appeared quite recently and is a more advanced version of Bluetooth technologies. Bluetooth Smart is a protocol designed to connect low energy devices with cellphones (or PCs). It was developed as an alternative to the ANT+ protocol, which is widely used in sensors for fitness and medical purposes.
After Bluetooth Smart appeared, Bluetooth protocols were divided into two categories: Bluetooth Classic (v1.0-v3.0) and Bluetooth LE. This division is explained by the fact that Bluetooth Smart is, in fact, a new protocol that is incompatible with “classic” Bluetooth.
The idea behind Bluetooth Smart is to ensure low energy consumption and increase the distance of stable data transmission. That’s why it can be used with low energy devices (usually powered by a single coin battery) at quite long distances of over 10 meters (33 feet). Lower energy consumption and extended coverage distance of Bluetooth protocol are achieved thanks to slower speed of transmission than that of Bluetooth Classic.
The new technology uses a different set of channels and a new type of hardware. Older devices do not support Bluetooth Smart, as they do not have the needed hardware.