Bluetooth SIG Adopts New Exercise Profiles
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that it has adopted two new profiles aimed at the sports and fitness market. The profiles target runners and cyclists, and are called the Running Speed and Cadence, and Cycling Speed and Cadence profiles, respectively. They take advantage of Bluetooth 4.0 for low-power sensors that can be used on exercise and training equipment. The new profiles will help certain devices interact wirelessly with smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth gear. The Bluetooth SIG didn't say when it expects these profiles to become available to consumer-facing products.
ReSound Smart Hearing Aid Connects To Your Phone
ReSound is a line of proper hearing aids that connect to your iPhone or Android phone for both audio and control. They connect just like a Bluetooth headset, to enable the user to hear calls, music, and video clearly.
Facebook Takes Steps to Improve Mobile Profiles
Facebook today discussed several significant changes headed to user profiles on mobile devices. First, profile images can now be short, looping videos to highlight a new dimension of our personalities.
Bluetooth SIG Provides More Details About Bluetooth 5
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced Bluetooth 5, the next version of Bluetooth scheduled to launch late this year or early next year. The Bluetooth SIG says Bluetooth 5 quadruples the available range, doubles the speed, and improves data broadcasting capacity by 800%.
Kyocera Flips Out Over LTE-Only Cadence Feature Phone for Verizon
Kyocera this week announced the Cadence, a flip phone for Verizon Wireless that supports LTE but not CDMA. In addition to LTE, the Cadence sports WiFi with voice over WiFi and HD Voice for clearer phone calls.