In planning our migration to Particle Mesh one of the key considerations is battery life, especially for endpoints. Today our most basic endpoint (pulse counter, sub-1GHz radio) is powered by a CR2032 coin-cell battery and depending on sync interval, can go for ~3 years without servicing.
When considering the Particle Xenon as a potential sensing endpoint, it would be extremely helpful to have a battery life calculator similar to those provided by Farnell and other IoT SoC vendors. Simply suggesting “coin-cell is possible” or “take a look at the Nordic nRF52480 product spec” is not helpful as the former is ambiguous and the latter does not represent the overhead of the Particle implementation.
TL;DR Estimating battery life is key for determining use case feasibility (market) and field service overhead (COGS). Please consider publishing an official mesh battery life calculator.
Thank you for your consideration.