Bluetooth is about to become much faster. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has officially adopted Bluetooth 5 as the as the latest version of the Bluetooth core specification. Announced way back in June this year, the Bluetooth 5 comes with four times longer range, two times faster speed and eights times larger broadcast message capacity of Bluetooth 4.2.
The latest Bluetooth technology will be particularly helpful for the smart appliances and the Internet of Things because as compared to the older standard, Bluetooth 4,2, it can cover wider area. The old standard had a maximum reach of 5 feet.
The SIG claims that Bluetooth 5 can reach every nok and corner of a huge cover buildings without facing any interfearance issues from other wireless technologies. It appears to be a welcome change and may solve the persistent problem people face when using Bluetooth with other wireless devices. And lastly, it is power efficient, so you don’t have to worry about the battery department.
The latest technology adoption will bring a great help to the smartwatch and wearable section as well as one of the biggest problem faced by the smartwatch is the slow connection with the smartphone. The group expects that the Bluetooth 5-equipped products will hit the market in other 2 to 6 months.