What is SenseCAP M1
SenseCAP M1 is a high-performing, ready-to-use LoRaWAN indoor gateway compatible with Helium LongFi Network. SenseCAP M1 can connect to The People’s Network within a few simple steps in minutes, and helps you build LoRa applications with low costs. SenseCAP M1 provides miles of wireless network coverage and data transmission capacity for LoRa/LoRaWAN devices. It helps you join and contribute to the infrastructure of The People’s Network while enjoying the benefits from the Helium community.
Handy Setup to Helium Network. 6 steps, 5 minutes, ready to go.
Powered by Mature Hardware Solutions. Raspberry Pi 4(2G/4G/8G RAM) and WM1302/WM1303 (Semtech SX1302/SX1303) baseband LoRa chip.
Secured and Reliable. Built-in ECC608 crypto chip, high-security authentication, and reliable connectivity.
Automatic Online Upgrades. Automatic OTA upgrades, without manual operation.
Remote Diagnosis. Built-in remote diagnostics mechanism, efficient online support.
64GB Large Storage. 64GB MicroSD card large storage, extending the lifetime of the gateway, fulfilling the memory requirement of potential upgrade.
Efficient Cooling Solution. Aluminum enclosure with a heatsink and cooling fan inside, ensuring long-term and stable operation.
Multiple Accessories. Fiberglass antenna, slider pad for sliding rod installation, and upcoming outdoor enclosure, etc.
FCC and CE Certificated. Available for personal and commercial use.
As a LoRaWAN gateway with powerful and stable performance, SenseCAP M1 is based on Raspberry Pi 4 (2G/4G/8G RAM) and embedded with a WM1302/WM1303 (Semtech SX1302/SX1303) LoRa concentrator, featuring miles of wide range of coverage and low-power consumption just as the electricity consumption of an ordinary light bulb.
Frequency Band Support
SenseCAP M1 has US915/EU868 versions with FCC/CE certificates respectively. It also supports frequency plans including EU868 / US915 / AU915 / KR920/ AS923 without further configuration. Each version has the corresponding antenna and power adapter. You could choose the frequency band version according to your placement region.
For the critical security issue, a built-in ECC608 crypto chip is embedded for highly secure authentication to effectively safeguard your device.
Automatic Online Updates
SenseCAP M1 provides operating system OTA and Docker-based software OTA to enable automatic online upgrades, without any activation or monitoring operation. Coming with a 64G MicroSD card, it also fulfills the memory requirement of potential upgrade.
A mature mechanism for remote diagnosis is built within SenseCAP M1, enabling timely online user support for possible issues of the SenseCAP M1 on your request.
Efficient Cooling Solution
SenseCAP M1 comes with a better cooling solution. It has a heatsink and a cooling fan in the aluminum enclosure, which enables it to manage temperature automatically even in harsh environments, ensuring long-term and stable operation.
Handy Setup to Helium Network
SenseCAP M1 is super convenient to use. You could easily place your SenseCAP M1 next to your windows or fixed on the wall. It is also recommended to set gateways 350-400 meters away from each other to broaden the network coverage and to achieve more gains.
As a Helium compatible gateway with built-in Bluetooth, you can easily set up the SenseCAP M1 with the Helium App on your smartphone in minutes by following 6 simple steps (see detailed instructions on the SenseCAP M1 Wiki Page). SenseCAP M1 supports both WiFi or Ethernet connection to the internet.
|Processor||Raspberry Pi 4 (Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz)|
|RAM||2GB / 4GB / 8GB|
|Storage||64GB MicroSD Card|
|Frequency||IN865 Version: 863MHz ~ 870MHz|
|TX Power||Up to 26 dBm|
|Antenna Gain||IN865: 2.8 dBi|
|Antenna Impedance||50 Ohm|
|Antenna Radiation Pattern||Omni-Directional|
|Wi-Fi||2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, BLE|
|LoRaWAN||Supports Class A, C|
|Input Voltage||DC 5V – 3A|
|Interfaces||USB Type-C (Power Supply) * 1
Ethernet RJ45 * 1
RP-SMA Female Antenna Connector* 1
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 50°C|
|Relative Humidity||0% – 90% (non-condensing)|
|Heat Dissipation||Aluminum enclosure, a heatsink, and a cooling fan|
|Certification||FCC / CE|
trexkong27 (verified owner) –
Sensecap M1 is best looking Router easy to DISASSEMBLE plug n play ..ok ok Device for 2022 waiting for fiber anntena also, Thanks To BGC-Fi for bringing it in india 🙂 …..but im little bit dissappointed coz there is no real Knowledge provide how to ? DIY! & if your device is Relayed . there will be no earning 🙁 you have to pay 220-300rs for static ip by Jio or airtel only ,plus many service provider don’t allow (static ip) like Excitel at first there was no information provide by bgc regarding Pros n Cons!!!! idk what will be the future of this device or ioT // BEst of luck until eth2.0 (peace out)✌️
Shelly Baby John (verified owner) –
Got my Sensecap M1 on 13th March, well ahead of scheduled. But yet to get gain antenna. Assembled devise without much hiccups. Real trouble started on connecting to the internet. I have JIO fiber and getting port forwarding (44158) is little tricky. The connection was in Relayed mode. So I connected it through Ethernet instead of WAN. Then added port 44158 (in Firewall) to the IP address visible on mobile while paired through Bluetooth, under diagnose option. Confirmed in https://portchecker.co whether 44158 is open. Let the sync complete. It took half day to get the device updated. Register in https://status.sensecapmx.cloud to monitor the health and track your device.
dheerajnagda92 (verified owner) –
Easy to use !
Yashbhai (verified owner) –
Decent product, good looking, and nice performance.
Right on my man!