How often do you use Bluetooth connectivity in your everyday life? Well, if you are an avid fan of this kind of wireless connectivity, then I am quite sure that you would have done your bit to follow up on the various Bluetooth peripherals that have been revealed in the past, not to mention the version of Bluetooth that they support. When Bluetooth 4.0 rolled around, this wireless technology enabled one to make a leap that paved the way for low energy consumption even when they remain connected to supported accessories. This would in turn ensure that devices such as smart watches and health trackers would have a stretched out battery life. Right now, the Bluetooth SIG has made an announcement for features that are headed in the direction of Bluetooth 4.1, so let us take a closer look at what is on offer.
The version number alone would tell just what an incremental update this is, but do expect a few changes to be made that are for the better. A trio of what some might call “major usability updates” would be “coexistence”, where it allows Bluetooth and LTE radios to communicate with one another when coordinating transmissions, which on paper, would decrease the likelihood of near-band interference. Other than that, “better connections” refer to flexible reconnection intervals, while “improved data transfer” opens up the door to a more efficient data transfer mechanism. Time to sit tight and see what kind of peripherals will support the new standard!
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