About BluetoothBluetooth is a radio technology developed to deliver short-range wireless mobility for products such as mobile phone Bluetooth headsets.
How does Bluetooth work?Bluetooth devices use radio waves instead of cables or wires to connect to a mobile phone or computer. Our Bluetooth products contain tiny computer chips with Bluetooth radio and software to create a simple, easy connection.
What’s the difference between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi?While both are used to provide a wireless connection, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are different. The main difference is that Bluetooth is used primarily to connect devices without the use of wires or cables, whereas Wi-Fi provides a high-speed internet connection, rather than allowing communication between two devices.
However, there are some Wi-Fi devices provide a peer-to-peer connection without the need of a wireless router. This allows them to communicate wirelessly, like Bluetooth.
What is the typical range of a Bluetooth device?This depends on how powerful the transmitter is. Generally, Bluetooth devices fall into three categories:
Class 1 - these are the most powerful and can operate up to 100m
Class 2 - these can operate up to 10m. Most mobile phones and Bluetooth devices fall into this category
Class 3 - these are the least powerful, operating up to 1m
Do I need an internet connection to use Bluetooth?No, Bluetooth does not use the internet and does not count as using data on your mobile phone.
What are the benefits of Bluetooth?Bluetooth eliminates cables and wires, and provides services when devices are in close proximity to one another. It facilitates fast, secure transmissions of both voice and data, even when the devices are not in line-of-sight.