I use a nRF52dk and it works fine from my mac as Gordon describes. I build Espruino and do everything on a macbook pro.
Note: the 8211 uses a BC95 cell module and a L70 GPS.
The 8212 uses the BG96. The BG96 GNSS has GPS and Glonass, so it has better performance.
You probably want to update the BC95 firmware at some stage. I just did mine today. It requires a bit of jiggery-pokery to do. You need to solder some jumper wires from two resistors on the board to the uart pins. You can then use the usb->serial board to download new firmware - you need Windows for this as the Quectel app is windows only. It works well running a Win7 VM using Virtualbox.