Bluetooth 5 offers big improvements over previous versions of Bluetooth, boasting double the speed and quadruple the range of Bluetooth 4.2. One of the main goals of Bluetooth 5, says the SIG, is to increase the functionality of Bluetooth for the Internet of Things, making smart home devices and other products better.
Better coexistence with other wireless technologies is included with Bluetooth 5, too.
Now that Bluetooth 5 is officially official, device makers can begin building it into their products. It’ll likely be at least a few months before we start seeing Bluetooth 5-equipped devices hit the market, but based on this spec, Bluetooth 5 is quite an improvement over Bluetooth 4.2 and is worth looking forward to.