Bluetooth, or IEEE 802.15.1

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for data exchange over short distances. Bluetooth enables short-range wireless communication between keyboards, mice, telephones, headsets, tablets, and other devices.

How does Bluetooth work?

Bluetooth can be used to “pair” a wide range of devices such as smartphones, headsets, keyboards, fitness trackers, speakers, printers, and car stereos.

Bluetooth is maintained by a private company that has released several versions of the technology. The latest major release, 4.0, introduced a “low energy” version that consumes less battery power than its predecessors. Bluetooth 5 promises to quadruple the range and double the speed of Bluetooth 4.0.

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