NB-IoT is most suitable for very low-power devices that only need to send small packets, while LTE-M has the additional advantage of voice over LTE-M, meaning the device can transmit short voice messages (think of emergency monitoring equipment whereby a brief description of a prevalent issue by a staff member can greatly help in finding a solution).
With this starter kit and our software libraries as well as tutorials, you will have the necessary means to create your own IoT prototypes. You can build, for example:
All these applications become fully autonomous because the kit includes a solar panel and battery for power, and the SARA R410M modem provides a power efficient connection to Vodafone's Narrow-Band IoT or LTE-M networks. As the kit also contains a SIM-card provided by Vodafone with 6 months free connectivity, you will have sufficient time to test your application.
Contents of Kit:
Video Introduction: https://youtu.be/bL5wuKFjF2g
Video Changing Sensors: https://youtu.be/0kcEbrl2gck