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Smart Cane with Bluetooth Communication Helps Blind Users Recognize Family and Friends


The addition of facial recognition, GPS, and Bluetooth® Smart technologies to the traditional white cane may make a big difference in the lives of the seeing-impaired. Students at Birmingham City University have developed the XploR model of smart mobility cane … Continue reading

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Motorcyclists Hit the Open Road with Bluetooth Handlebar Remote


Outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe have embraced innovative hands-free Bluetooth® technology that lets them pursue their activities and still have access to music, GPS, and communications. For motorcyclists, Bluetooth has changed the riding experience for good, and Sena is at … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Burned: Bluetooth Keeps Sunbathers Safe

Bluetooth Swimsuit

It happens to the best of us. To prepare for a beach day, you apply sunscreen like a champ, but at the end of the day you still find yourself a little on the pink side. Sound familiar? No worries. … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Security 101


Over three billion Bluetooth products will ship this year, with nearly five billion projected to ship by 2019. That’s a lot of Bluetooth devices being used for a wide variety of applications – in cars, consumer electronics, personal computers, health … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Enhances Wireless Charging with a Glowing Experience


Wireless smartphone charging isn’t new, but it is getting smarter. And Bluetooth® Smart technology is helping. The new DT-903 smart wireless charging plate from Nokia and Microsoft communicates with your Lumia Windows smartphone using Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth pairing is quick … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Developer Studio 1.0 – Released!

Bluetooth Developer Studio Dashboard

When I first joined the Bluetooth SIG, although I was a wireless developer, I wasn’t familiar with the ins and outs of Bluetooth® technology. I immersed myself by trying to read over 3,000 pages of specification guidelines (still not finished) … Continue reading

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Your Bus Is Here: Bluetooth Beacons Help Visually Impaired Navigate Public Transport


We love hearing about cutting-edge applications of Bluetooth® technology that makes all of our lives easier. But we’re especially excited when we see Bluetooth used to help people who have special needs. That’s the case with a new public transport … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Pill a Day Keeps the Doctor Away—and Bluetooth Can Help


For many people, daily medication is a critical part of maintaining their quality of life. But life can also get in the way. People get busy, they forget to take their pills… and then they don’t feel so great. But … Continue reading

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Part 2 – The Wheels on the Bike are Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth Smart


In part 1, I explored the Bluetooth Smart technology available to cyclists to help them improve their performance. In this article I will examine Bluetooth cycling technology from a developer’s perspective. Adopted Profiles The key adopted profiles related to cycling … Continue reading

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Ten Important Differences between Bluetooth BR/EDR and Bluetooth Smart

RF Spectrum BR/EDR vs. Bluetooth Smart

As you may know, there are two major Bluetooth® technologies within the Bluetooth core specification, Bluetooth BR/EDR—Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate—and Bluetooth Smart technology. You can find them in the Bluetooth Core Specification, version 4.2, volume 2 and volume 6. … Continue reading