Are you ready to develop with Bluetooth?

If you’re ready to develop a Bluetooth® product, we can get you started with information and resources that will make the job of building with Bluetooth wireless technology faster and easier.

Study Guides

The Bluetooth SIG provides Study Guides designed to help developers get up to speed quickly on various Bluetooth capabilities.

The Bluetooth LE Security Study Guide

Learn about fundamental security concepts, the security features of Bluetooth Low Energy, and gain some hands-on experience using those features in device code.

How to Make Wearables Bluetooth Mesh Provisioners

Learn how to create applications for smartwatches and other platforms that can monitor and control nodes in a Bluetooth mesh network.

An Introduction to Web Bluetooth

Provides foundation-level information and hands-on labs that walk you through using Web Bluetooth APIs.

An Introduction to the Bluetooth Mesh Proxy Function

Learn how to create applications for smartphones and other platforms which can monitor and control nodes in a Bluetooth mesh network.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Mesh Networking

Learn the theory and practice of Bluetooth mesh device firmware development, and develop a working mesh network.

Deploying BlueZ v5.50 on Raspberry Pi 3, Part 2 — Provisioning

Find out how to build a new (unprovisioned) device, provisioned by meshctl on a Raspberry Pi3 (R Pi3) board.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy Development

Provides foundation-level information and hands-on labs that walk you through assembling a Bluetooth Low Energy device.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Beacons

Learn how to build your own Bluetooth beacon or integrate beacon technology into your existing products and apps.

Training Videos

These videos will help you gain a deeper understanding of Bluetooth technology.

Intro to Bluetooth Low Energy Coded PHY

Learn more about one of the key features introduced to Bluetooth — the LE…

Intro to Web Bluetooth

Web Bluetooth is an exciting new advancement in Bluetooth Low Energy development. Watch to…

Intro to Bluetooth Beacons

Learn more about the most popular BLE application — Bluetooth Beacons. Topics covered in…

Intro to Bluetooth Direction Finding

Learn about the most important feature introduced in the latest version of the Bluetooth…

Intro to New Features in Bluetooth Core Specification v5.1

Learn what’s new in the most recent release of the Bluetooth core specification. Topics…

Intro to Bluetooth Mesh - Part 2

This video goes over the basics of Bluetooth mesh networking and the types of…

Intro to Bluetooth Mesh - Part 1

This video goes over the basics of Bluetooth mesh terminology, including Nodes, Messages, Publish/Subscribe,…

Intro to Bluetooth Security Part 1

This video goes over the basics of Bluetooth LE Security including general security concerns…

Intro to Bluetooth Security Part 2

This video continues to outline the basics of Bluetooth LE Security including a comparison…

Intro to Bluetooth Power Consumption

This video goes over the basics of power consumption and battery life in Bluetooth…

Intro to Bluetooth Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)

This video goes over the basics of the Generic Attribute Profile, the Attribute Profile…

Intro to Bluetooth Connections

This video goes over the basics of Bluetooth connections, why they are important, how…

Intro to Bluetooth Advertisements

This video goes over the basics of Bluetooth Advertisements, the different Advertisement types, different…

Intro to Bluetooth Generic Access Profile (GAP)

This video goes over the basics of the Generic Access Profile as well as…

Intro to Bluetooth Low Energy

This video goes over the basics of Bluetooth Low Energy, some of the applications…

Intro to Bluetooth and the IoT

This video goes over the basics of version 5.0 of the Bluetooth Core Specification,…

Technical Overviews

The Bluetooth SIG makes available overview papers on the latest advancements to Bluetooth technology.

Bluetooth Direction Finding: A Technical Overview

This comprehensive overview examines how two new Bluetooth direction finding methods can enable location services solutions that support high-accuracy.

Bluetooth Mesh Models - A Technical Overview

In this detailed technical paper, Martin Woolley provides a guided tour of the Bluetooth…

Bluetooth Core Specification v5.1 Feature Overview

Bluetooth Core Specification v5.1 contains a series of updates to the Bluetooth core specification. This document summarizes and explains each change.

3 Things to Know Before Choosing Your Bluetooth Mesh Hardware Platform

This detailed guide provides a few tips for choosing a Bluetooth mesh hardware platform that meets your specific needs.

Bluetooth Mesh Networking - An Introduction for Developers

This in-depth introduction for developers examines Bluetooth mesh's system architecture, security mechanisms, and unique message publication and delivery.

Specification Developer Guide for Transport Discovery Service

A guide for developing profiles or higher level specifications which reference and make use of the Bluetooth Transport Discovery Service (TDS).

White Papers

Bluetooth SIG Working Groups occasionally release White Papers that provide additional guidance to developers.

Specification Developer Guide for Transport Discovery Service

A guide for developing profiles or higher level specifications which reference and make use of the Bluetooth Transport Discovery Service (TDS).

Personal Health Devices Transcoding

Learn how data sent by a Bluetooth Sensor based on GATT and received by a Collector can be transcoded at the Collector into an IEEE Std. 11073-20601a compatible nomenclature and model.

Internet Gateways

Discover various options available to create Internet Gateways for Bluetooth Low Energy Devices.

Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing Using NFC Application Document

Examples for implementation of Bluetooth BR/EDR Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Out-of-Band (OOB) pairing using NFC.

GATT REST API

A RESTful API used to access data in devices using the functionality defined in the Bluetooth GATT profile.

GAP REST API White Paper

Internet Working Group A RESTful API used to administer connections between devices featuring Bluetooth Low Energy technology and a Gateway.

Improving A2DP Audio Quality

Learn how to configure A2DP SRC and SNK devices to produce high quality audio.

SAP and Remote Network Access

Uncover how the SIM Access Profile (SAP) allows a Bluetooth enabled device to access data contained in the SIM card of another Bluetooth enabled device.

Filter Recommendations for Coexistence with LTE and WiMAX

Discover how to enable simultaneous operation of Bluetooth wireless technology and collocated Mobile Wireless Standards (MWS) systems such as LTE and WiMAX. 

Health Device Profile Implementation Guidance

Get examples and best practices regarding how the Bluetooth Health Device Profile, the ISO/IEEE 11073-20601 Personal Health Data Exchange Protocol, and the associated 11073-104xx device specialization specifications can be implemented together.

Discovery

Learn how to use SDP and EIR for passing device and service information from one device to another to develop service discovery applications.

Sniff and Sniff-Subrating Modes

Discover how to use the Sniff and Sniff-Subrating modes to provide an effective means to reduce the power consumed by a pair of connected Bluetooth devices.

Product Testing Events

Test your Bluetooth technology products against other unreleased and unannounced products and prototypes coming soon. UPFs are nonprofit interoperability testing events the Bluetooth SIG offers as an added benefit to members. Interoperability of Bluetooth products on the market is critical to the success of the technology so we work very hard to make sure everything just “works” for consumers. 

UnPlugFest 65

  • 3 - 6 February 2020
  • New Orleans, United States

UnPlugFest 66

  • 8 - 11 June 2020
  • Budapest, Hungary

UnPlugFest 67

  • 2 - 5 November 2020
  • Bangkok, Thailand

UnPlugFest 68

  • 1 - 4 February 2021
  • New Orleans, United States

UnPlugFest 69

  • 7 - 10 June 2021
  • Budapest, Hungary

Developer Forums

Have a question about developing with Bluetooth? Find answers on a forum. With over 50 million visits per month, the Stack Overflow community does a tremendous job helping each other. Please use the links below to ask questions or follow the discussions:

General Bluetooth Questions

Bluetooth Low Energy Questions

Developer Support Services

The Bluetooth SIG is a global trade association of a rapidly growing number of companies working in all aspects of the Bluetooth industry. To help connect our members, the SIG established the Member Network, where you can promote your own services and find the right partners with specialized expertise to help bring your Bluetooth enabled products to reality.

Organizations listed in the network are members of the Bluetooth SIG and can offer their expertise, products or services during your own product development. Whether you are just starting your project, or you need some expert gu​idance and support to bring it to market, you can find the help you need in the Bluetooth SIG’s Member Network.

If you are a SIG member company and would like to list your company, simply contact us​ 

Regulatory Requirements

Ensure compliance with international regulations

International regulatory requirements are a part of the product management and planning process for Bluetooth® enabled products. The Bluetooth SIG provides helpful regulatory requirement information by region to members to assist them in understanding the relative regulatory requirements when planning to place Bluetooth enabled products in a given region.

The Bluetooth SIG does not provide regulatory consulting, assistance, or testing for its members. Please visit our member Service Provider web page for this type of assistance.

Bluetooth SIG Associate members and Promoter members are encouraged to join the Bluetooth SIG Regulatory Committee, where regulatory standards associated with Bluetooth wireless technology are discussed. Members are also eligible to participate in the Bluetooth SIG Regulatory Committee Subgroup, which serves as a forum for all members to discuss regulatory topics.

Regional Regulatory Information