Adopted Specifications

Bluetooth 5 Core Specification is an important update to the Bluetooth Core Specification, significantly increasing the range, speed and broadcast messaging capacity of Bluetooth applications.

Bluetooth 5 Core Specification

With up to 4x the range, 2x the speed and 8x the broadcasting message capacity, the enhancements of Bluetooth® 5 focus on increasing functionality for the Internet of Things (IoT). Bluetooth 5 delivers a “connectionless” IoT, advancing beacon and location-based capabilities in home, enterprise and industrial applications. This will create significant advantages for developers and manufacturers, while providing a better user experience for their customers.

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Bluetooth Qualification Test Requirements

If you are looking for more information about t​he Bluetooth Qualification Testing Requirements, please visit the Testing Requirements page.

Adopted Bluetooth Core Specification

Specification​ Date Ad​opted Status
Core Version 5.0 06 December 2016 Active
Core Specification Supplement (CSS) v6 14 July 2015 Active
Core Specification Addendum (CSA) 5
15 December 2015
Active
Core Version 4.2
​02 Decem​ber 2014 ​Active​

Adopted Bluetooth Profiles, Services, Protocols and Transports

To view the structure of definitions that are used in the adopted GATT profiles, services, and characteristics use the XML Definition Browser. You can also download the definitions in an XML format.

GATT-Based Specifications

Profi​le ​​Specification​ Version Status​ Date Adopted
ANP​ Alert Notification ​​Profile​ 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
A​NS​​ Alert Notification Service 1.​0
​Active 13 September 2011​
​AIOP​ ​Automation IO Profile ​1.0
​Active ​14 July 2015
​AIOS​ ​Automation IO Service 1.0
​Active ​14 July 2015
BAS​ Battery Service 1.0
Active​ ​​27 December 2011
​BCS Body Composition Service 1.0
Active 21 October 2014
BLP Blood Pressure Profile 1.0
Active 25 October 2011​
BLS Blood Pressure Service 1.0
Active 25 October 2011
BMS Bond Management Service 1.0
Active 21 October 2014
CGMP
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Profile
1.0.1 Active 15 December 2015 
CGMS
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Service
1.0.1
Active  15 December 2015
CPP  Cycling Power Profile  1.1 Active 03 May 2016
CPS Cycling Power Service  1.1 Active  03 May 2016
CSCP Cycling Speed and Cadence Profile 1.0
Active 21 August 2012
CSCS Cycling Speed and Cadence Service 1.0
Active​ 21 August 2012​
CTS Current Tim​​e Service 1.1
Active 07 October 2014
DIS Device Information Service 1.1
Active 29 November 2011
ESP Environmental Sensing Profile 1.0
Active 18 November 2014
ESS Environmental Sensing Service 1.0
Active 18 November 2014
FMP Find Me Profile 1.0
Active 21 June 2011
GLP Glucose Profile 1.0
Active 10 April 2012
GLS Glucose Service 1.0
Active 10 April 2012​
​HIDS HID Service 1.0
Active 27 December 2011
HOGP HID over GATT Profile ​​1.0
Active 27 December 2011
​HPS ​HTTP Proxy Service 1.0
​Active ​​06 October 2015
HRP Heart Rate Profile 1.0
Active 12 July 2011
HRS Heart Rate Service 1.0
Active 12 July 2011
HTP Health Thermometer Profile 1.0
Active 24 May 2011
HTS Health Thermometer Service 1.0
Active 24 May 2011
IAS Immediate Alert Service 1.0
Active 21 June 2011
​IPS ​Indoor Positioning Service 1.0
​Active ​19 May 2015
IPSP Internet Protocol Support Profile 1.0
Active 16 December 2014
​LLS​ ​Link Loss Service 1.0.1
​Active ​14 July 2015
​LNP ​Location and Navigation Profile 1.0
Active 30 April 2013
​LNS ​Location and Navigation Service 1.0
Active 30 April 2013
NDCS Next DST Change Service 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
OTP
Object Transfer Profile
1.0
Active
17 November 2015
OTS​
Object Transfer Service
1.0
Active
17 November 2015
​PASP Phone Alert Status Profile 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
PASS Phone Alert Status Service 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
​PXP ​Proximity Profile 1.0.1
​Active ​14 July 2015
​PLXP​​ ​Pulse Oximeter Profile 1.0​ ​Active ​14 July 2015
​PLXS​ ​Pulse Oximeter Service 1.0
​Active ​14 July 2015
RSCP Running Speed and Cadence Profile 1.0
Active 07 August 2012
RSCS Running Speed and Cadence Service 1.0
Active 07 August 2012
RTUS Reference Time Update Service 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
ScPP Scan ​Parameters Profile 1.0
Active 27 December 2011
ScPS​​​ Scan Parameters Service 1.0
Active 27 December 2011
​​TDS​ ​Transport Discovery Service 1.0
​Active ​​17 November 2015
​TIP Time Profile 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
TPS Tx Power Service 1.0
Active 21 June 2011
​UDS ​User Data Service 1.0
Active 27 May 2014
WSP Weight Scale Profile 1.0
Active 21 October 2014
WSS​ Weight Scale Service 1.0
Active 21 October 2014​

Traditional Profiles

Profile ​​Specification​ Version Status​ Date Adopted
3DSP​
1.0.3
Active
15 December 2015
​A2DP​ 1.3.1
​Active ​14 July 2015
AVRCP
1.6.1
Active
15 December 2015
BIP 1.2
Active
24 July 2012
BPP 1.2
​Active 27 April 2006
CTN 1.0
​Active 18 September 2014
DI 1.3
​Active 26 March 2007
DUN 1.2
​Active 06 November 2012
FTP
1.3.1
Active
15 December 2015
GAVDP 1.3
​Active 24 July 2012
GNSS 1.0
​Active 13 March 2012
GOEP
2.1.1
Active
15 December 2015
GPP
1.0.1
​Active
15 December 2015
HCRP 1.2
​Active 27 April 2006
HDP 1.1
Active
24 July 2012
HFP
1.7.1
Active
15 December 2015
HID
1.1.1
Active
15 December 2015
HSP 1.2
​Active 18 December 2008
MAP  1.3 Active 17 May 2016
​MPS ​​1.0
​Active 02 July 2013​
OPP​​​​​
1.2.1
Active
15 December 2015
PAN 1.0
​Active 20 February 2003
PBAP
1.2.1
Active 15 December 2015 
SAP
1.1.1
Active
15 December 2015
SPP 1.2
Active
24 July 2012
SYNCH
1.2.1
Active
15 December 2015
​​​VDP​ 1.1
​Active​ 24 July 2012​

Protocols

Protocol Specification Version Status​ Date Adopted
​AVCTP A/V ​​Control Transport 1.4
​Active 24 July 2012
AVDTP A/V Distribution Transport 1.3
​Active 24 July 2012
BNEP Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol 1.0
​Active 20 February 2003
IrDA IrDA Interoperability 2.0
​Active 26 August 2010
MCAP Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol 1.0
​Active 26 June 2008
RFCOMM RFCOMM 1.2
​Active​ 06 November 2012​

Adopted Bluetooth Errata Service Releases

Release Adopted Date Notes
ESR09
15 December 2015  
ESR08
​02 December 2014
ESR07
​03 December 2013
Erratum 5256
​22 October 2013 ​Mandatory when claiming compliance to 3DS Synchronization Profile v1.0
ESR06
04 December 2012
Erratum 4656
07 February 2012 Mandatory when claiming compliance to v2.0 + EDR and later
ESR05
23 August 2011 ​​
ESR04
18 December 2008
ESR03
06 February 2008
Erratum 747
25 November 2005 Enabling Boot Mode Only (HID Lite) Hosts
ESR02
21 June 2005
ESR01
25 August 2003

If you are looking for other specifications including withdrawn or deprecated, go here.  

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Service
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Service
​Object Transfer Service
1.0
15 December 2015 
15 December 2015