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Time for another Bluetooth enhancement

Bluetooth has made all kinds of fun things possible. You can walk down the street looking as though you're talking to the air when in fact you're using your wireless headset. You can talk to the inside of your car. And about a year from now you'll be able to add your watch to your personal area network.

That's right, watches ' along with other small, sensor-type devices such as those used in sports and healthcare -- are in line to join the wireless network club thanks to an ultra low power wireless technology called Wibree, developed by Nokia, that will become part of the Bluetooth specification.

Wibree uses only a fraction of the power of typical Bluetooth radios, so in many cases the devices can be used for more than a year without recharging.

Bluetooth already includes ultra wideband technology for high-speed applications such as video, so Wibree makes a nice addition to the other end of the spectrum.

Posted by Michelle S. Haase on Jun 18, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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