Recent developments in Bluetooth Smart have added mesh networking capabilities, which has dramatically extended the technology’s range without significantly increasing its power consumption. Now, Bluetooth has all of the benefits of its competition and none of its weaknesses. It is also a standard that is not dominated by any one vendor, which means it is more interoperable with a wider range of devices than competing technologies.
Bluetooth Smart is poised to become the universal language of the Internet of Things because it consumes less energy than other solutions and it is already included in devices users already own. A user’s compatible smart phone can communicate directly with any of their IoT devices, which removes the need for a bridge. Bluetooth Smart’s ease-of-use also makes it the clear choice for consumers who want minimal hassles when setting up their devices. Game, set, match.