Bluetooth 5 is recently launched in December 2016. You may wonder how much improvement that Bluetooth 5 tracker offers in tracking your items.
Here are the enhanced features of Bluetooth 5 tracker compares to Bluetooth 4.2 tracker.
4-time Bluetooth range
Bluetooth 4.2 tracker's range up to 100 feet. Bluetooth 5 tracker has 4 times of Bluetooth 4.2 tracker's range that makes its range up to 400 feet.
More stable Bluetooth connection
Bluetooth 5 tracker has much more stable Bluetooth connection than Bluetooth 4.2 tracker. Therefore, you'll get a much more reliable tracking quality.
Tracker locates tracker
This is a new feature that only exists in Bluetooth 5 tracker. In Bluetooth 4.2 tracker, the phone needs to keep doing the scanning to detect/locate other trackers. In Bluetooth 5 tracker, this work is taken over by the Bluetooth 5 tracker. Instead of the phone, the Bluetooth 5 tracker will keep doing the scanning to detect/locate other trackers.
Conserve your battery
Bluetooth 5 technology can conserve both your phone and tracker's battery significantly. In Bluetooth 4.2 tracker, the phone needs to keep doing the scanning to detect/locate other trackers. This is one of the reasons that cause your phone's battery drained. In Bluetooth 5 tracker, instead of the phone, the Bluetooth 5 tracker will do the scanning. It helps to save your phone's battery. Despite doing the scanning, the Bluetooth 5 tracker can last for up to 18 months compares to Bluetooth 4.2 tracker that can only last for up to 12 months.
Bluetooth 5 mesh
Bluetooth 5 mesh is the advantage of Bluetooth 5. Bluetooth 5 mesh is a wireless network consists of many nodes that can pass the information between each other. You can imagine it like brain neuron system. The Bluetooth 5 mesh station, such as tracMo Mesh station, will act as a node. When there are many Bluetooth 5 mesh station is installed in public places like subway stations, theme parks, or care centers, every station will be able to detect/locate Bluetooth 5 trackers then pass the information to the cloud. This mesh network can be the low-cost solution for lost items in public places.