Getting started

Setting up Nordic Thingy:52 and controlling it through the provided mobile applications requires a few steps. The procedure for the iOS, Android, and web applications have only slight differences.

Before you start:

Compared to the mobile apps, the web app provides somewhat restricted functionality in various areas.

  1. Download and install the Nordic Thingy app to control Thingy using your device.
    • iOS device: Nordic Thingy iOS App in Apple App Store
    • Android: Nordic Thingy Android App in Google Play
    • Web app: Access the web app through the Eddystone beacon that is advertised by Thingy. Use an app that allows for detecting nearby beacons, such as the Physical Web app, and go to the URL that is advertised by Thingy. On Android devices, you can also use the built-in Nearby functionality. Make sure that the link is opened by a supported browser, see Minimum requirements. You can also access the app by opening the URL
    After installing the app, you will find its icon on the home screen of your device.
  2. Gently remove the rubber overlay to reveal the power switch. You will find it right next to the micro-USB port.
    Thingy power switch
  3. Power on Thingy and make sure that it is not connected to any other mobile device.

    If Thingy is already connected to another device, its LED will breathe in green color.

  4. To charge the Thingy, connect it to a computer or mobile charger via the micro-USB port located on the front side of the device, under a rubber cover.
    Micro-USB on the front

    The power switch must be on for the device to charge.

    Thingy offers no USB connectivity. The micro-USB port is only used for charging the device.