Bluetooth Gears: 9 questions about Bluetooth answered.

Bluetooth has been around since the 1980s and has since made its way to nearly all devices today. With that said, there are still many things that people in India don’t know about it except how to use it to transfer files so if you’re looking for answers, look no further! Keep reading as this guide from Bluetooth Gears covers popular questions like where the name ‘Bluetooth’ comes from and more!

How did the name ‘Bluetooth’ come to be?

The name Bluetooth comes from King Harald Gormsson whose reign as King of Denmark lasted from 958 to 986 while his reign as King of Norway lasted from 970 to 986. When King Harald Gormsson passed away in 986, he had a dead tooth that was dark blue. This resulted in many giving him the nickname ‘Bluetooth’. 

What was the first name of Bluetooth?

In its early development, Bluetooth was first called ‘short-link’ radio technology. 

Who invented Bluetooth technology?

Bluetooth was created by Tord Wingren Jaap Haartsen, and Sven Mattisson because they were tasked by Nils Rydbeck who was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Ericsson Mobile in 1989. 

At the time, Ericsson Mobile was one of the leading cellphone makers in the world and wanted to keep innovating. This was the primary purpose that drove Nils Rydbeck to recruit the three developers.

How many devices have the technology installed?

As of 2021, there are over 4.7 billion units which are Bluetooth enabled or have Bluetooth functionality built into them.

Do I need to see the other person to use it?

No, you don’t Bluetooth works by using radio frequencies which don’t rely on a line of sight for devices to communicate with one another. 

What devices use or have this technology?

Many smart devices have Bluetooth capabilities. In today’s society where nearly everything is communicated to one another, a connection is key to keeping it all going. 

Having said all this, devices like smartphones, tablets, TVs, laptops, wireless headphones, wireless keyboards, and wireless speakers are some of the most common devices which have Bluetooth to seamlessly connect. 

What’s the maximum and minimum range like?

The maximum range of Bluetooth without any disruption (like concrete walls or metal sheets), is about a kilometre while the minimum range is less than a meter. This means that Bluetooth generally has a wide range by itself. 

What’s the main purpose of this technology?

The main purpose of using Bluetooth is to be able to communicate from one device to another without the need for physical connectors like a wire. In India, there are a lot of technology-centric people who appreciate the convenience of this innovation.

Why did Bluetooth become so popular?

During the 1990s and 1980s, there was difficulty in transferring files from one device to another through wireless means. The invention of Bluetooth was a big deal, being the first to enable phones of the time to connect wirelessly and transfer data like funny image files and popular songs to test on headsets.

The main difference between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Although both are wireless technologies that allow people to transfer files without a cable, both operate in very different ways. One of the first differences between the two is the accessible range. 

Bluetooth uses short-wave frequencies to transfer files between devices that are within physical distance of each other, not exceeding 1 kilometre away. On the other hand, Wi-Fi uses the internet to transfer files so this means that you can receive data from anywhere as long as you have wi-fi. 

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Bluetooth tech has a lot of history for having been invented in the 1980s and just goes to show how tech has evolved in a short period. Technology today needs to focus on being adaptable and able to communicate with other devices in a seamless and fast manner like if it wants to survive like the innovations that happened with wireless earphones

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