Bluetooth Classic vs Bluetooth Smart | Difference between Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Smart
This page compares Bluetooth Classic vs Bluetooth Smart and mentions difference between Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Smart.
• The original Bluetooth specification 4.0 is called Bluetooth Classic.
• The low energy version 4.1 of bluetooth specification is known as Bluetooth Smart. It is also called by other names such as BLE or Bluetooth Low Energy. BLE includes latest bluetooth versions 4.2 and 5.0.
|Specifications||Bluetooth Classic||Bluetooth Smart|
|Version||Bluetooth Version 4.0||Bluetooth Version 4.1|
|Frequency||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|Coverage range||10 to 100 meters||10 meters|
|Throughput||0.7 to 2.1 Mbps||25 Kbps|
|Maximum Nodes||7||No limit|
|Latency (time between the packets)||2.5 ms (data)
100 ms (connection)
| Several ms (data)
<6 ms (connection)
|Target applications||High throughput, interoperability||Low power consumption, mainly developed for IoT devices to manage IoT applications.|
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