Bluetooth has been playing an important role in exchanging data over short distances and is continuously being upgraded. Thanks to the advancement of technology, Bluetooth 5.0 is available now! Wonder what Bluetooth 5.0 is and how can you use it? Find the answers in this article.
What Is Bluetooth 5.0
What Bluetooth 5.0 brings to us is 4x range, 2x speed and 8x broadcasting message capacity compared with the 4.2 version which is widely used currently.
The wider coverage range means that, for example, once you have your electronic devices such as Bluetooth speaker or headset connected with your smartphone, you can move freely without worrying that the signal might get weak or drop out. Besides, the data transmitting speed has been bumped to 2Mbps now, permitting you less waste of time in waiting. Moreover, the increased broadcast message capacity increases the data sent for improved and more context relevant solutions.
Revolution in IoT
The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of connected devices and smart devices, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. The unveiling of Bluetooth 5.0 “is revolutionising how people experience the IoT”, as Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) said. And the revolutions can be boiled down to several points.
First, there will be a wider coverage rage as well as a faster speed. While the former delivers reliable IoT connections which make full-home, building, and outdoor use cases a reality, the latter makes data transmitting time shorter. I’ve mentioned this at the beginning of the article.
Besides, it also ensures safer connectivity since it adheres to U.S. federal security regulations. It seems that our personal information leaks easily in this era of Big Data, that’s why sometimes we worry about connectivity safety while using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Well, with Bluetooth 5.0 you don’t have to worry about this anymore since the devices will manage to meet government security standards.
Moreover, its coexistence with other wireless technologies has been improved, which makes interactions across other connected devices much easier. And Bluetooth 5 also maintains low-energy functionality so that the battery of your device can last longer.
How Can We Use It
To take advantage of Bluetooth 5.0, you will have to buy a new device. Currently Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are pioneers of applying Bluetooth 5.0, and it is certain that the trend of using this new technology will be followed soon by other manufactures.
There is no doubt that Bluetooth 5.0 will make our life simpler and safer. Thanks to the blooming of technology, we’ll get access to using it now or soon.