New Bluetooth devices will have faster speeds and longer range


Over the next year, we’re going to start to see devices with Bluetooth connections that are faster and work over much longer ranges than what can currently be achieved.

That’ll all happen thanks to the changes in Bluetooth 5, a new standard that’s launching today. Companies are now able to begin building and certifying devices that work with Bluetooth 5, the first round of which are expected to begin rolling out in the next two to six months and will likely include major products by the end of the year.

The details of Bluetooth 5 largely haven’t changed since they were first announced earlier this year. When in its common low-energy format, Bluetooth connections will be able to reach twice the speeds and four times the distance of what…

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