How Bluetooth 5 tracker works with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone

With the recently launched Bluetooth 5 tracker and its advantages over Bluetooth 4.2 tracker, you must be wondering if you can enjoy those advantages with your Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone. If that's what you want to know, you've come to the right place. From this article, you'll get answers to these questions below.

1. Is Bluetooth 5 tracker compatible with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone?

2. How does Bluetooth 5 tracker work with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone?

3. What are the benefits of using Bluetooth 5 tracker with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone?

So, let's just get started.

Is Bluetooth 5 tracker compatible with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone?

To get the most out of Bluetooth 5 tracker you need to use it with a Bluetooth 5 smartphone. But if you don't have one, don't worry, it doesn't mean you cannot use Bluetooth 5 tracker with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone. Bluetooth 5 tracker is backward compatible with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone.

How does Bluetooth 5 tracker work with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone?

Since the Bluetooth 5 tracker can search for other trackers, when it is paired with a Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone, it will work like the picture below.



As you can see, the Bluetooth connection between the Bluetooth 5 tracker and Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone is using the Bluetooth 4.2 range. But the Bluetooth 5 tracker will still have the Bluetooth 5 range to search for other trackers. Therefore, you can still have the 4 times Bluetooth range despite using Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone.

What are the benefits of using Bluetooth 5 tracker with Bluetooth 4.2 smartphone?

Conserving your phone's battery

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With Bluetooth 5 tracker, you can conserve your phone's battery significantly. In Bluetooth 4.2 tracker, your phone needs to keep doing the scanning to detect/locate other trackers. In Bluetooth 5 tracker, instead of the phone, the Bluetooth 5 tracker will do the scanning. As a result, your phone's battery can last much longer.

Locate stuff with 4 times range

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Since the scanning to detect/locate other trackers is performed by the Bluetooth 5 tracker, the scanning will have up to 400 feet range. It is 4 times longer range compares to the scanning performed by the phone when you're using Bluetooth 4.2 tracker.

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