Bluetooth 5 – 2x Speed | 4x more range
The new upgrade of Bluetooth is Bluetooth 5, which will be coming soon to your devices with 2x Speed and quadrupled coverage range. Mark Powell,the executive director of the Bluetooth SIG launches the Bluetooth 5 few days back in London, but major upgrades are set to release in the later half of 2016 or 2017 earlier. This version details can be sketched out in November 2016. Powell explains, this version’s name will be easier to understand by the end users and also simplify its marketing. Before that, Bluetooth is a wireless technology for exchanging data over a distance. The interesting features of Bluetooth 5 is listed below.
- Bluetooth 5 will be two times faster and also offers 4 times of its coverage range in wireless connection compared to existing Bluetooth 4.2 version.
- It has another significant feature called Location and Navigation finder using Bluetooth 5 Beacons which helps the user to find his/her way across the world.
- It is specially built for the advanced IoT devices to enable super speed communication and data transfer.
However, Bluetooth 5 promises that it is more efficient than its previous versions. Later this Bluetooth standard will be adopted in smart phones and other devices.