5 Things You Must Know About Bluetooth

Thursday, August 11, 2011 |

Bluetooth , we all are aware of it! but in case you don't know then

According to wikipedia -

Bluetooth is an open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short wavelength radio transmissions) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security. 

We all use Bluetooth in our dailylife either connect mobile phone and a handsfree headset, or to share data from one mobile to another, or to connect PC/Laptop with Input Output Devices & many more applications..

Here, i am going to share 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Bluetooth ! you must know these amazing 5 facts about bluetooth.

5 Things You Must Know About Bluetooth

1. It's named after a Danish king. 

 In case you ever wondered where the colorful name came from,Harold "Bl├ątand" Gormsson, king of Denmark in the 10th century, loved blueberries so much that his teeth were perpetually blue. "Bluetooth" is simply an anglicized version of his nickname.

2.Its range is greater than you think 

 Although Bluetooth is called a short-range wireless networking standard, Bluetooth devices can actually communicate further than you think. In most cases, they can work to a distance of about 10 meters, however new versions can reach up to 100 meters

3.There are five different versions of Bluetooth 

The first version was called 1.1. It was followed by 1.2, 2.0 plus EDR, 3.0 plus HB and version 4. 

4.It can be used with multiple devices at once 

The latest Bluetooth devices act as a “master” and can communicate with up to seven slaves devices at once. This group of 8 devices (1 master + 7 slaves) is called a Piconet

5.It’s more popular than ever 

In 2008, only 5% of mobile devices were Bluetooth-enabled. Compare that to today, when roughly 95% of mobile devices support it.  

Know of any other surprising facts about Bluetooth? If so, we’d love to hear about them.

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