Why does the Sensorics app need location permission for full operating beacon?

This is a requirement from Google for any app scanning for/connecting to any Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device. More precisely, it is needed because during scanning/connection the app can see the hardware (MAC) addresses of our devices. This is the same address type that any WiFi hotspot has, which in turn can help determine a coarse location of your phone. Rest assured though, our app does not collect or use your location at all.