bluetooth low energy

Estimote uses their new mesh network of BLE beacons to decorate a yuletide tree

Everyone knows the holiday season means three things: family, friends and interconnected low-energy Bluetooth devices connected using a simple mesh network. Estimote, a beacon company, has given us th

After decades of dreaming, indoor location’s time has come

The precise information you need, delivered exactly when and where you need it. Personalized engagement and experiences. Easy step-by-step navigation. These are just some of the things you get with in

The evolution of the mobile payment

It’s anticipated that there will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016. Because of this enormous growth, we can expect to see the mobile payments industry and

Wayfindr Is Building An Open Standard For Indoor Navigation By Beacon

A project to probe the viability of using low power Bluetooth Beacon technology as an aid for indoor navigation -- with a special focus on helping blind and visually impaired people get around indepen

Wearsafe Is A Connected Panic Button For The App Generation

At the Disrupt NY hackathon this year the winning hack was a live-streaming app called Witness whose team's pitch was a desire to be the panic button for the mobile age. But what about sticky situatio

In Five Years, iBeacon/Bluetooth Low Energy Device Market To Reach 60 Million Devices

We've been hearing a lot about iBeacon and Bluetooth Low Energy-powered devices in the retail sector, where stores are beginning to roll out support for beacons in order to better communicate with cus

Robin, A Company Enabling Sensor-Powered Smart Offices, Raises $1.4 Million

Imagine walking into a room, having it recognize you, then customize itself to your particular preferences. That's not the future -- it's happening now thanks to an up-and-coming startup called Robin,

TrackR, The Coin-Shaped Dongles That Help You Locate Lost Items, Now Talk To Each Other

TrackR, the Bluetooth Low Energy-powered dongles that help you find missing or misplaced items, like your car keys, wallet, purse or bag, or even your dog, are now being upgraded in order to communica

Notch Is A Wearable Sensor & App For Tracking And Capturing Body Movements

Movement tracking could get a whole lot more granular if the New York-based startup behind this wearable sensor gets its way. Notch, currently being shown off in prototype form on Kickstarter, is a we

Apple Patents Bluetooth LE For Intermittent Network Sharing, Perfect For Smartwatches

The USPTO has published an Apple patent application today (via AppleInsider) that could offer a glimpse at how any potential iWatch may work, in terms of gathering data from the web. The patent descri

BitLock Is A Smart Bike Lock That Lets You Share Your Bike, Map & Track Your Rides

BitLock is a smart lock for your bike that uses Bluetooth LE/4.0 to do away with physical keys -- allowing you to lock and unlock your ride based on the proximity of your smartphone to your bike (or d

Simple’s MoneyDrop Will Soon Let Users Transfer Funds Using Bluetooth

Things seem to have been moving rather smoothly for the folks at online banking startup Simple. They've spent the last year fleshing out their mobile apps with some much-needed features, and added som

Guardian Uses Bluetooth Low Energy Tech To Keep Your Child Safe

Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, small children are like magicians with their ability to slip away unnoticed. <a target="_blank" href="">BeLuvv</a>, a startup in Taiwan,

Coin Debuts Arduino-Based Bluetooth Low Energy Development Kit With iBeacons Potential

San Francisco-based startup Coin may not have launched yet, but it has created a hardware platform that others can use to build their own products in the process of developing its own. Today, Coin ann

MLB’s iBeacon Experiment May Signal A Whole New Ball Game For Location Tracking

There's been plenty of buzz about iBeacons and Bluetooth Low Energy radios -- they're supposed to do wonders for in-venue positioning, and plenty of companies have already expressed interest in deploy

Tile Wants You To Stop Losing Important Stuff With Its Bluetooth Tags Plus App Combo

Startups aiming to tap into the ubiquity of smartphones and extend their reach with additional hardware add-ons (plus an app) are winking rapidly into existence. The latest entrant to this nascent spa