What is Bluetooth 5 – Everything You Need To Know

Recently the Bluetooth special interest group has announced the name of upcoming Bluetooth version aka Bluetooth 5. It will be the successor to the Bluetooth 4.2 version which is released in 2014. The latest version is going to release in the next week as said by Mark Powell. Coming to the special attractions of the Bluetooth 5, there are so many improvements rumored. There are significant updates over the present version of the Bluetooth. It is rumored to perform with double speed and four times range.

Here are the points below we know so far about new Bluetooth 5.

Bluetooth 5 – Better Speed

It will be coming with double speeds as of now. It uses low-energy technology and transmits unto 2MBPS.

Extended Range

Another significant improvement is the range extension. The new technology works 1000+ feet distance approximately. The distance range will depend on the opposite device range also.

Advanced Location Aware Technology

Bluetooth 5 will equipped with navigational feature to ease the location based devices. It can easily connect with home based and outside beacons.

Compatible Devices

The technology will be announced soon, but we have to wait for the Bluetooth 5 chip equipped devices. W are expecting this technology will be adopted in 2017 flagship devices.

The new Bluetooh 5 will be announced on June 16th, 2016. Stay tuned for more updates and news.

According to panel: On the technical side, Bluetooth 5 has a lot to offer. As previously announced, it will double the range and quadruple the speed of low energy Bluetooth transmissions. But there’s more. It will also provide significant new functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and navigation. By adding significantly more capacity to advertising transmissions, Bluetooth 5 will further propel the adoption and deployment of beacons and location-based services to users around the world. It’s a great story and one we’re looking forward to telling from our upcoming media event in London on 16 June.

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