Friday, August 22, 2014

A good comparison of BLE and Classic Bluetooth

The following link gives a good overview of the differences between BLE (Bluetooth low energy) and classic bluetooth. Definitely worth a perusal.

The fundamental reason why BLE is becoming so popular in beacons is the extremely Low Power Consumption of BLE devices. Its low power consumption makes it possible to power a small device with a tiny coin cell battery for 5–10 years !

http://www.medicalelectronicsdesign.com/article/bluetooth-low-energy-vs-classic-bluetooth-choose-best-wireless-technology-your-application