I believe the potential is huge for CE devices and these are early days for connected, app model driven smart devices.
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Well, the rugged little timekeeper is packing Bluetooth 4.0 in its bag of tricks, which lets the wearable gadget communicate with your smartphone.
It should also be possible to talk to the Apple Macbook Air and Mac Mini ? Which also has Bluetooth 4.0 – I wonder what profiles they would support and how I can extend the functionality … Cant wait to get my hands on these toys..
more @ Casio’s Bluetooth 4.0 G-Shock is water and shock-resistant, FCC-approved — Engadget.
The first products with Bluetooth v4.0 are starting to arrive, beginning with a heart-rate strap and new computers from Apple. This trickle will soon turn into a flood.These pioneering products will soon be joined by Bluetooth v4.0 smart phones, as well as a plethora of new health & wellness devices, consumer electronics devices, and PC peripherals.
Bluetooth v4.0 phones arriving in a few months
A big shift will begin before the end of this year, when the first mobile phones with Bluetooth v4.0 technology begin to ship. By the end of 2012, virtually all new smart phones will include Bluetooth v4.0 technology. This will allow phones to continue to connect with the billions of Bluetooth devices in the market today, in addition to new devices withBluetooth v4.0 and its hallmark feature, low energy technology.
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Apple’s latest MacBook Air and Mac mini models released on Wednesday are the first hardware from the company to support the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless standard for improved power consumption.
The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) mode is aimed at low-power and low-latency applications. It carries a short range of up to 160 feet, but it still reaches farther than the competing radio frequency identification (RFID) wireless standard. The additions come just a month after Apple officially joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group board of directors. At the time it was revealed that the company would aid in developing the low-power 4.0 specification.
via AppleInsider | Apple adds Bluetooth 4.0 support to new MacBook Air, Mac mini.
Roku is updating its lineup of streaming video boxes with a trio of new products for 2011. The new models add Wii-like casual gaming, controlled by a new Bluetooth motion remote.
via Roku officially unveils new game-enabled video players Crave – CNET.
Jawbone announced the grand project they\’ve been quietly working on for years: A wearable band called Up, which is infused with sensors and connected to a smartphone app, allowing you to track your eating, sleeping, and activity patterns.
more @ Jawbone Announces Up, A Wristband To Track Health, Fight Obesity | Co.Design.