New Particle Hardware; mesh networking , BLE, LTE, more cellular data


New Particle announced today! Hoping that Blynk guys got their hands on them ahead of time, or at least will before they ship in July? Looking forward to WiFi or cellular connectivity, with BLE for configuration, will be replacing at least one Electron, and have a few other ideas that might boil to the surface now!

3 new devices - ESP32 WiFi + BLE, LTE (or 2G/3G) + BLE, and a BLE only device. All have mesh networking built in…

They’ve also repriced data plans for cellular, your $3 a month now gets 3mb instead of 1mb, and overage is $.40/mb.

I’ve already put in my order, I wouldn’t mind if you gave me the reference!


Yeah. Saw their release. Nice boards.

Still expensive, while there are cheaper alternatives like FreedomPop SIM. C’mon. It is 21-th century. 1 mb can’t cost 0.4$. It is prices from 90s.

P. S. In my own country SIM card costs 1$ and 10GB of 3g is 1$ per month.


Indeed still expensive… 10gb would be nearly live updates from sensors!


I would say 0.5 Gb month should be enough for all :rofl:


I’m getting ready to run Blynk for the first time on my only Electron. I know there’s info on this forum about data consumption, seems like it’s doable, but 3mb a month instead of 1mb certainly helps! Maybe 1mb was enough for my needs, but update rates can be tripled if all else is working correctly! As always, thanks for a great product, @Dmitriy!


Does Blynk support Particle Mesh (Argon and Xenon is what I’m interested in). Particle mesh isn’t listed in the supported hardware list. If there’s no support when will it be added?


After doing some testing I found that the Argon works fine with Blynk but the Xenons block indefinitely when calling Blynk.begin(auth). This is the function where Blynk tries to connect to the server so it makes sense that it stalls out there.


GrEat news that Argon works OK. Did you pretend that the device was a Photon in the Blynk device selector?

Are there any plans/timelines for formal support of Argon and Xenon?