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Insert Coin: Rowdy Robot creates Bluetooth 4.0 beacons that activate automatic alerts

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Insert Coin: Rowdy Robot creates Bluetooth 4.0 beacons that activate automatic alerts

It’s no secret that Bluetooth 4.0 is energy efficient, but now a startup called Rowdy Robot wants to use it for something rather less predictable than monitoring heart palpitations during your Tour de France training. A network of little beacons (“tōds”) interacts with your iPhone or iPad and lets you receive movement-triggered alerts: like when your kid wanders too far, or when they finally return home after hanging out with the corner cartel. Many uses will be similar to NFC tags, but with the advantage of a vastly greater range of up to 500ft — plus a single beacon can last for years on a single battery. Of course, it could also work with location-based services, triggering automatic updates as you pedal past the Arc de Triomphe — but none of this will happen unless check out the video after the break and help Rowdy Robot meet their $ 50,000 target.

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Insert Coin: Rowdy Robot creates Bluetooth 4.0 beacons that activate automatic alerts originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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