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What is the meaning of Bluetooth Low Energy?
Oct 08, 2018

What is the meaning of Bluetooth Low Energy?


Bluetooth Low Energy (or Bluetooth LE, BLE, the old trademark Bluetooth Smart [1]), also known as Bluetooth low energy, low power Bluetooth, is a personal area network technology designed and sold by the Bluetooth Technology Alliance. Emerging applications in the fields of healthcare, sports and fitness, beacons [2], security, home entertainment, etc. [3] Compared to classic Bluetooth, low-power Bluetooth is designed to maintain the same range of communication while significantly reducing power consumption and cost.


Most mobile operating systems, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, as well as desktop operating systems such as macOS, Linux, Windows 8, and Windows 10, have natively supported low-power Bluetooth. The Bluetooth Technology Alliance (SIG) predicts that by 2018 more than 90% of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones will support low-power Bluetooth


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