Bluetooth is everywhere, and it’s only growing more commonplace. What started as a way to connect dorky-looking headsets has grown into a robust wireless protocol that links everything from headphones to heart monitors, wearables to weather stations.
The latest Bluetooth revision, Bluetooth 5, makes significant improvements, especially to the low energy operation modes. It’s aimed at preparing the technology for the coming flood of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and if you have an iPhone 8 or X, it’s already in your phone. Here are five things you need to know about the latest version of this ubiquitous wireless technology.