Estimote Beacons arrive switched on and can not be completely switched off. There is no power button. The small recessed pit is simply part of the industrial design and does not serve any functional purpose.
The beacon cannot be turned off, but if you need to stop it from broadcasting for testing or preserving battery life, you can do that with conditional broadcasting. It makes beacons go ‘mute’ if specific conditions, based on sensor readings, are met.
Currently, there are three conditional broadcasting modes:
- Flip to Sleep: beacon is mute when it’s on its back
- Motion Only: beacon is mute when it’s still
- Motion UUID: beacon is always on (therefore does not conserve battery), but broadcasts a different UUID when in motion
Location Beacons additionally support:
- Dark to Sleep mode: beacon is mute at certain light level.
- Scheduled advertising: beacon broascasts only during set period.