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Connect to the Broadest Range of Devices 

Bluetooth® Smart technology allows you to connect your tablet and smartphones to the billions of smart devices on the market. But how do you know if they will work together? That's where the Bluetooth brand comes in.

Bluetooth Brand

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 compatible device (your PC, smartphone and tablet).

Smart logoExamples 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. That way you know it is "Ready for Bluetooth Smart."

Bluetooth Smart compatible devices are the most effective way to connect to billions of Bluetooth devices in market today. Examples include phones, tablets, PCs, TVs, even set-top boxes and game consoles that sit at the center of your connected world.

Smart Ready logo

These devices can efficiently receive data from Bluetooth Smart devices and let you do something with it, like record and chart  your morning run or control the temperature of your home from any of your smart devices.

Which Bluetooth Devices Connect with Mine?

The billions of Bluetooth devices already in use 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.

Understanding Compatibility

This diagram shows how Bluetooth Smart compatible devices form the center of your wireless world, able to connect with new Bluetooth Smart devices and the vast ecosystem of today's other Bluetooth devices.

Check compatibility of your devices  

An Added Way to Manage Compatibility

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 compatible 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.

Information for Manufacturers

If you manufacture or sell Bluetooth enabled devices or applications, learn how Bluetooth Smart devices sit at the center of your customers connected world.

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