Bluetooth's Issues Need to Be Resolved for the IoT

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019554

Bluetooth Is Unstoppable, But Vulnerable in New Areas


There are several issues that still plague Bluetooth. They aren’t deal breakers by any means, but they do have an effect on the market. With the size of the Bluetooth chipset market in the billions of chipsets shipped per year, there is no stopping Bluetooth now. This is especially true in the realm of wearable devices, where Bluetooth is the wireless connectivity technology used to connect to a smartphone. However, in the vast area of the IoT, there is a range of technologies to use.

Bluetooth Issues


The issues that affect Bluetooth today are battery life, reliability, security, ease of pairing, and Bluetooth SIG fees:

  • Battery Life: Battery life is becoming less of an issue because of newer Bluetooth versions and ...

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