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This article was published on July 6, 2010

    Bluetooth 4.0 Will Use Less Power, Be In More Devices

    Bluetooth 4.0 Will Use Less Power, Be In More Devices
    Chad Catacchio
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    Chad Catacchio

    Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in th Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in the US and China. Check out his personal blog to connect with him or follow him on Twitter (if you dare).

    Bluetooth 4.0 will draw less power and will therefore be able to be used in a wider range of devices, as well as of course preserving more battery life in devices that already currently employ Bluetooth.

    The new specification will use single-mode chip instead of a dual-mode chip and will run off of coin-sized batteries according to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, a trade group which approves new Bluetooth specifications. eWeek notes that the new spec will be used in “proximity, Internet connected devices, consumer healthcare devices, sports and fitness products, watches, smart energy and home automation devices, and remote controls.” So basically what we might be seeing is Nike+ type devices everywhere. When we’ll start seeing devices using Bluetooth 4.0 is unclear, however.