Bluetooth technologies are becoming a driving force for the further creation of wearables and extension gadgets that can accessories nearly any electronic device.  This also means that computers and tablet are being designed to utilize Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) receptivity as a way of connecting with these accessories and as a way of cutting down on cross synching with multiple frequencies.  As a result, more components are interchangeable with a larger number of devices, and so long as the user verifies the sync, then the communication between devices is facilitated.


BLE continues to be developed in order to increase applicability for electronics and real time environments.  The initial concept came about as a way to incorporate the convenience of Bluetooth with digital devices that may not be otherwise able to support the signal consumption of multiple synching.  BLE also means that less power is being utilized with the devices that connect on this wavelength, so that electronics and accessories can stay compact and portable.


Hubs For Instant Gratification


Another important thing to recognize about BLE versus general Bluetooth connections is the fact that with BLE, the receiving device is programmed to recognize the accessory and to ensure that compatibility and connection is maintained.  Early Bluetooth technology required that users might be required to sync a single accessory to several different devices in order to have it function. 


BLE allows for a conversation between the electronics and the accessory to happen internally.  Once the device recognizes the accessory, that signature is continually acknowledged, as long as the accessory is on or in range.  This instant connection not only means that users experience less downtime in trying to integrate components, but it also means that a single accessory can be used on a variety of devices, without the need to log the accessory in and out for functionality.


In essence, BLE turns any digital device into a network hub for accessories that operate on BLE frequencies.  This means that the system is basically always set up for operations, which also increases overall productivity and reduces downtime in function.


Creating Connections Everywhere


In terms efficiency, the more prevalent use of BLE is also ensuring that all electronic devices have a common channel for communicating with other devices.  This means that while users may have a variety of different accessories for separate activities, all of the information from each of the accessories can still be accessed and linked through digital receivers.  While this most commonly includes smart phones, tablets, and traditional computers, it can also include:

  • Gaming devices
  • Home entertainment systems
  • Smart TVs
  • Appliances
  • Home monitoring systems


Bluetooth accessories may communicate with whichever device is in range, but the greater connection of technologies still means that the information is more widely accessible.  Thus, any BLE device can become compatible with any type of electronic that is fabricated to receive the signal.


Prevalent Accessories


Some of the more common accessories that are utilizing these forms of connection include fitness trackers of all kinds.  Depending on personal needs, users have a choice of linking a traditional heart rate monitor with a smart phone, or using trackers that have a number of features including :

  • Calories burned
  • Distance traveled
  • Elevation changes
  • Fitness goals
  • Activity tracking


Some of these wearables are programmed to transmit the specified information, while others can be customized with the further use of apps on the digital device.  This can expand the applicability for people who want a more individualized experience, but people can also rely upon the features that are already wired into the accessory.


Entertainment is another large field where Bluetooth technologies are making a strong impact.  Along with syncing information from portable devices to a central home entertainment control  unit, Bluetooth connections are also making the experience of entertainment a better event.  This is most applicable for sound systems, and can vary from Bluetooth regulated full room speakers to portable sound components like the Qube.


The first obvious benefit for this Bluetooth trend is the fact that wiring is no longer a concern in designing a home theater or family room.  Since speaker placement can fully be a function of environmental acoustics and visual aesthetics, people find that they have a greater freedom for designing their systems.  The sound quality is just as impressive as theatre unit, but it requires minimal installation and can be reconfigured at will.


Another big benefit to Bluetooth trends is the fact that a single accessory can be used between different locations.  With a compact speaker like the Qube, BLE connection allows for it to be utilized in a home environment on one day, and then be taken to the office for a presentation the next morning, or on vacation to enjoy full sound from portable devices.  This can be especially impressive when tablets or smart phones are also connected to cloud media libraries, allowing for the entire home entertainment experience to become entirely portable.


Bluetooth In The Home


While the easy synching of Bluetooth devices do make them highly effective in terms of portability, this technology is also showing further advances for in home use.  A number of houses that are converted for smart function will not only use BLE as a way of controlling separate component or zones within the home, but will also use the conduit as a way of allowing users to monitor any changes in the environment remotely.  Thus, the signals that are sent from the alarm system, the thermostat, or even the lighting system will not only show up on the users mobiles, but can also be manipulated from the same electronics.


This move towards integration and connection is likely to advance as social demand experiences the benefits of convenience and control.  As more devices and technologies incorporate this method of technological communication, the practical applications will also expand.  As a part of the Internet of Things, Bluetooth trends for the coming year show that virtual presence is the rising sign of progress and efficiency.