Bluetooth Chips Get Smarter with iPhone4s
The iPhone4s can talk to a newer class of wireless devices from watches to heart-rate monitors. Newer Bluetooth wireless devices will be labeled ”Bluetooth Smart Ready”, opening up even more possibilities for the lovely iPhone.
More fully featured devices such as the iPhone that can communicate with them and with other, standard Bluetooth devices will be labeled “Bluetooth Smart Ready.” Casio of Japan has said it will introduce a watch in late December that’s Bluetooth Smart. It will be able to link to a smartphone and alert the wearer to incoming e-mails and text messages by beeping and vibrating.
Sony Ericssonhad a watch five years ago that used regular Bluetooth to do the same things the Casio watch will be able to do.
But the Sony Ericsson watch weighed nearly half a pound because of its big, rechargeable battery, and it lasted only three weeks on a charge.