The world of Bluetooth devices just got bigger.
Recent advancements in Bluetooth technology make it the best way to free data from even the smallest devices, able to operate for months or years on button-cell batteries.
With this explosion of the Bluetooth wireless world comes the need to better understand which devices work together. Can your home automation system talk to your TV? Is your sports watch able to send information to your phone? We've created two new Bluetooth logos to help you easily determine compatibility.
Bluetooth Smart Ready devices are the most effective way to connect to billions of Bluetooth devices in market today, and the over 5 million Bluetooth enabled devices commercialized every single day.
Examples include phones, tablets, PCs, TVs, even set-top boxes and game consoles that sit at the center of your connected world.
These devices can efficiently receive data from Bluetooth Smart devices and let you do something with it, such as record and chart your morning run on your smartphone or let you control the temperature of your home from your tablet.
Bluetooth Smart devices are designed to gather a specific piece of information—are all the windows on my house locked, what is my blood glucose level, how much do I weigh today?—and send it to a Bluetooth Smart Ready device.
Examples include heart-rate monitors, blood-glucose meters, smart watches, window and door security sensors, key fobs for your car, and blood-pressure cuffs—the opportunities are endless.
If you have a Bluetooth Smart device you want to connect to a phone, tablet, PC or TV, be sure to look for one with the Bluetooth Smart Ready logo.
The billions of Bluetooth devices already in use today will continue to work just as well as they always have. If you have one of these devices—everything from phone and laptops to headsets and hands-free calling systems—you can be confident they'll continue to connect to the same Bluetooth devices they've always worked with, and those new Bluetooth devices and Bluetooth Smart Ready devices coming to market daily.
Bluetooth Smart devices are designed to connect only with Bluetooth Smart Ready devices as well as any specific Bluetooth devices listed by the manufacturer.
Looking for Bluetooth Smart logos on product packaging and manufacturer websites is the first step to ensuring the compatibility of all your Bluetooth devices.
Another way to enhance compatibility is to update your Bluetooth Smart Ready devices with the latest software, provided the manufacturer allows for this option. Bluetooth Smart Ready devices are designed with the future in mind. As applications for Bluetooth technology evolve, so can your Bluetooth Smart Ready device.
If your devices are connecting but not performing as you expect, check for updates from the manufacturer of your Bluetooth Smart Ready device.
If you manufacture or sell Bluetooth enabled devices or applications,
learn how Bluetooth Smart devices sit at the center of your customers connected world.