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 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).
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. That way you know it is "Ready for Bluetooth Smart."
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.
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.
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.
If you manufacture or sell Bluetooth enabled devices or applications,
learn how Bluetooth Smart devices sit at the center of your customers connected world.