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Definition: Nearable

A small Bluetooth device from Estimote, Inc. that transmits information to computers and smartphones. Nearables are "smart objects" designed for security, tracking and marketing purposes. Introduced in 2014, the company offers a software development kit (SDK) for creating apps. See Internet of Things.

Pick It Up and Get Info
In 2014, Estimote debuted stickers with built-in accelerometers. This example provides more info on the wall monitor when people pick up a retail item with an Estimote sticker attached. (Image courtesy of Estimote, Inc., www.estimote.com)