The new version of Bluetooth 5.1 with a good handful of new features and improved features for users, from remarkable advances in connectivity to a much more precise positioning system.
Some years ago using Bluetooth frequently from our smartphone led to a large battery consumption, while the stability or transfer speed was not characterized by its power. Now the new Bluetooth 5.1 version is already among us with a remarkable improvement in connections.
The benefits have been enriched in an outstanding way: for example, the positioning system will be able to determine the direction from which the Bluetooth signal comes and when being able to calculate the distance, it will be possible to determine the precise location of a device in a millimetric way, even within a building, facilitating an exact tracking. Next, we highlight the new advantages of Bluetooth 5.1 and how to take advantage of them with respect to your smart devices.
Advantages of the new version Bluetooth 5.1
These are the new benefits that Bluetooth 5.1 will bring:
- It will make your smarthome smarter: Until now, Bluetooth technology was not very good at locating users or smart devices. However, the new version considerably improves the knowledge of the location, knowing the orientation of the address and the exact positioning, something fundamental for the proper functioning of software linked to the connected and intelligent home. For example, music could automatically follow you through your home from your smart speaker to your smartphone, the lights could light up where you walk or your electronic devices such as Smart TV activate when you sit on the sofa.
- Intelligent temperature: The heat or air conditioning could be optimized thanks to your location in line with your smart thermostat, portable heater, smart plugs or dehumidifiers.
- Improved WiFi and voice assistant: The improvement of Bluetooth technology will allow connecting several Wi-Fi extenders and connect smart devices with each other without additional passwords, so that the router closest to you is automatically prioritized. Enjoy better speed and a more stable connection on all your devices. Voice assistants would also benefit from having a better idea of who you are, since both Alexa and Google Home are compatible with multiple user profiles and try to differentiate based on their voice.