Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wibree: a short-range and low-power consumption Bluetooth

In October last year I posted on the work that Nokia and others were doing to create a new Bluetooth standard with shorter range but less power consumption, code-named Wibree.

Well, it look’s like it paid off. Nokia will in fact develop the new wireless standard version of Bluetooth to connect devices such as watches and heart rate monitors.

The Wibree short-range radio link uses just a fraction of the power of earlier systems and because of that, it may help hooking up devices with small batteries or power capacity, such as links for toys, sports monitors and watches, as well as sensors used in health monitoring.

Source: Reuters

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