Consumers win as developer opportunity explodes for Bluetooth Smart with support from Apple, Microsoft and GoogleKirkland, WA
Today at Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, Google announced that in the coming months, Android will include native support for Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart devices. Phones and tablets with a dual-mode Bluetooth chip running the coming version of Android will qualify as Bluetooth Smart Ready. Bluetooth Smart Ready is the premium designation for devices that are...
Bluetooth as the Low Power Link of the Internet of Things Emerges as Theme for 2013Kirkland, WA
The Bluetooth SIG hosted its inaugural Bluetooth World conference last week in Shanghai, China. The event brought together a record number of industry elite and Bluetooth product innovators – both current and prospective SIG members – to inspire, empower, and teach one another on the bright future of Bluetooth wireless technology. The emerging consensus that Bluetooth will be the low po...
Blood Glucose Monitoring System from Johnson & Johnson and Treadmill from ICON Health & Fitness Recent Examples to Hit the MarketKirkland, WA
Bluetooth Smart is becoming the standard of choice for wireless connectivity in medical and fitness devices. Since 2008, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) qualified 142 medical products and 56 fitness products. The LifeScan Blood Glucose Monitoring System, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), from Johnson & Johnson, is only the most rece...
Winning Products Use Bluetooth® Technology to Bring Connectivity to Everyday "Things" Making them Smarter, More UsefulBarcelona, Spain
Last night, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced three category winners and the overall winner for its inaugural Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards competition. Category winners are: Asthmapolis in the Product Category; Swissmed Mobile in the Application Category; Tethercell, in the Prototype Category. From these category winners, and a total of over 300 award submissions from...
Premier Wireless Industry Event Showcases Bluetooth® Technology Innovation, Growth, and New Product OpportunitiesKirkland, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) welcomes industry experts, wireless entrepreneurs, app developers and gadget makers, media and analysts along with current and prospective Bluetooth SIG members to Bluetooth World 2013 in Shanghai, China from April 10 to 11. Building upon the rapid adoption of Bluetooth Smart Ready and Smart in 2012, that drove more than two billion Bluetoot...
Selections Demonstrate Essential Role of Bluetooth Technology in Expanding Our Connected WorldKirkland, WA
Last night, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the 11 finalists for the Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards. Asthmapolis, FMC, LUMO BodyTech, MapMyFitness, Novalia, Orbotix, Parrot, Swissmed Mobile, Tethercell, Weartech, and zSmart. The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards are an annual program that recognizes the best Bluetooth enabled products and applications on the market ...
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the appointment of new officers to the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors. Board members Svein-Egil Nielsen, James Rutledge, and Toby Nixon have been appointed as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary respectively, for a one year term.“The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has been the driving force behind Bluetooth® technology...
One Month Left to Submit Your Bluetooth Technology Products, Applications, or Protoypes for Annual Bluetooth SIG Awards ProgramKirkland, WA
The call for nominations for The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards, an annual program held by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced earlier this year, will close on Dec. 3, 2012. The program will recognize the best Bluetooth enabled products and applications on the market today as well as innovative prototypes coming soon. The Bluetooth SIG, in conjunc...
Windows 8 Offers Native Support for Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready DevicesKirkland, WA
Microsoft’s Windows 8 announcement introduces native support for Bluetooth v4.0. Bluetooth v4.0 enabled products running the Windows 8 operating system, such as the new Surface tablet, will be Bluetooth Smart Ready products, enabling them to connect to familiar Bluetooth devices, like wireless speakers, and to the next generation of ultra power-efficient Bluetooth Smart products now com...
Dr. Gray’s Expertise a Perfect Fit for Bluetooth Technology’s Key Role in Enabling the Internet of ThingsKirkland, WA
Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced it has appointed Dr. Steven
Gray, CTO of CSR, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Gray will serve a two-year
appointment starting December 4, 2012, joining current board members from
Intel, Motorola, Lenovo, Nokia, Microsoft, Ericsson AB, Toshiba, Apple and
Bluetooth v4.0 is the wireless connection in new iPhone 5, iPod nano and iPod touch; Global rollout accelerating adoption of Bluetooth Smart Ready hubsKirkland, WA
Apple announced the addition of three new products into the Bluetooth v4.0 ecosystem - the highly anticipated iPhone 5, iPod nano and iPod touch. The iPhone 5 and iPod touch are Bluetooth Smart Ready hubs, making it possible for a wide-range of devices from a mobile phone to a sensor device like Nike’s new Hyperdu...
New Profiles Extend Capabilities for Real-Time Running and Cycling Data Monitoring, Add Critical Functionality Previously Reserved for Proprietary Solutions Kirkland, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today finalized standards that will accelerate the proliferation of Bluetooth® wireless technology sensors that measure speed and cadence for running and cycling activity. Made possible by Bluetooth v4.0 low energy technology, the recently approved standards will enable the next generation of Bluetooth Smart fitness devices. Companies can...
New Leader Will Continue Bluetooth Technology Growth and Push into New MarketsKirkland, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the appointment of wireless industry pioneer Mark Powell to the position of executive director, effective immediately. In this role, Powell will lead both technology and market development for the global Bluetooth wireless standard, pushing it aggressively into areas such as health and wellness, sports and fitness, and t...
Bluetooth Smart Sensors and Nike+ give your Shoes a VoiceKirkland, WA
Do you pronate? Do you need to lengthen your stride? Are your splits negative? For years, your trusty running shoes have kept secrets about your training and what you could do to improve. Today, Nike’s much anticipated Bluetooth connected Nike+ Training shoe, the Nike Lunartr1+, and the Nike+ Basketball shoe, the Nike Hyperdunk+, are giving a voice to all the secrets your shoes have been...
Microsoft, Google, Samsung and Panasonic Join Apple in Making Products Better with Bluetooth Technology Kirkland, WA
Apple announced today from the WWDC keynote its newest innovation - the next generation MacBook Pro – will be a Bluetooth Smart Ready hub device, utilizing Bluetooth v4.0 and its hallmark feature low energy. By building its products as Bluetooth Smart Ready, Apple is able to create an ecosystem of devices that can connect, share and distribute information with extremely limited batter...