Bluetooth is already quite a revolutionary technology that has allowed us to connect different devices together wirelessly with a decent range and in a mostly secure and reliable manner. The technology has allowed us to now connect our phones and transfer/share data to other things like our smartwatches, external speakers or even other phones and laptops. Perhaps its most widely attributed recent trait though has been how people no longer require the typical headphone jack in their devices anymore as Bluetooth headphones become the standard for listening to audio.
Another big feature of the technology though, but one that is perhaps not as wifely used is the ability for Bluetooth technology to actually identify the location of other connected devices. And now the group behind the Bluetooth standard is developing a new feature which will allow companies to use the technology to track items down to the centimetre. The group is combining Bluetooth’s existing object-tracking tech with another technology, radio direction, in order to get the precise measurements.
It’s both an exciting and scary new feature that is likely going to create a whole new set of
Last Updated: January 29, 2019