Hi, I’m very new to Android programming and ave been playing around with Estimote beacons. I am trying to find the best way to calculated the distance in meters to 3 separate beacons. I have read about RSSI and transmitted power but am unsure how to use the SDK to get these readings? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If you have a reference to a Beacon, Eddystone, or EstimoteLocation object, you can use
Utils.computeAccuracy() to calculate the approximate distance.
Welcome to the community (:
Best place to start is our Android tutorial:
Once you get that running, you can take the
Beacon objects you’ll learn about in part 3, and use them with the
Utils#computeAccuracy method @kirbyquerby mentioned. Please note that the “distance” is an approximation, that’s why we’re not calling it “distance” but “accuracy”.