It’s a common misperception that Bluetooth® technology is only an effective solution for short-range applications. In truth, Bluetooth technology supports a wide spectrum of achievable ranges between two devices, providing developers tremendous flexibility. For years, companies have been developing and testing long-range Bluetooth solutions to meet various market needs. It’s been proven that a Bluetooth signal can be reliably received by another device more than a kilometer away.
Check out the videos below to see how leading innovators verify the extended range capabilities of Bluetooth technology. For a comprehensive overview of Bluetooth range as well as an interactive estimator that will help you calculate the expected range between two Bluetooth devices, visit: Understanding Bluetooth Range.
RuuviTag Takes Bluetooth Range Test to the Streets
RuuviTag takes their Bluetooth sensor beacon to the streets to test the limits with their Eddystone Validator.
Texas Instruments Demos 1.5 km Range with Bluetooth
Discover the length of a transmission range that can be achieved with Bluetooth technology, learn about the difference between Bluetooth long-range mode and regular Bluetooth® Low Energy RF transmissions, and gain insight into when you should use Bluetooth long-range mode.
Nordic Tests Line-of-Sight Long Range of Bluetooth
Nordic Semiconductor tests the radio performance of Bluetooth® technology with their SoC to see how the increased output power and receiver sensitivity affects the line of sight range.
Bluetooth in the Park – A Long-Range Outdoor Demo
See a test demo of InPlay’s Bluetooth® Low Energy SoC that can operate on a coin cell battery to achieve impressive long-range performance for both indoor and outdoor application scenarios.
Bluetooth Range Put to the Test in Industrial Building Staircase
UnSeen Technologies puts the range of Bluetooth® technology to the test in the stairwell of a concrete industrial building. Watch the demo to see how it performed.
Learn more about all the factors that determine the true range of Bluetooth technology.
The Bluetooth Range Estimator
Calculate the expected range between two Bluetooth devices.