Have you been hearing about Bluetooth for a while but you’re not really sure what it is or how it works? No need to fret, we want to explain not only what it is, but how it can be used to enhance your everyday life.
Before we begin, let’s answer the question, “What is Bluetooth?” Bluetooth is short range interconnection between mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices. It can be used to transfer documents, transmit music and track your daily progress from the simple touch of a button.
How Does Bluetooth Work
Initially, setting up Bluetooth can be a bit confusing if you aren’t used to it. You will want to make sure that the image shown below is listed on both of the devices that you would like to connect. If they are, you are good to go! All you will need to do is click on that button on each device. They should begin to search for devices nearby that have their Bluetooth turned on to connect to. On some devices they will ask if you would like to connect, on others they will connect automatically.
Once you have connected the two devices, you will be able to begin sharing information between the two devices. A couple of great examples of this are the popular Apple iPhone and iWatch. They are connected via Bluetooth so that you are basically wearing your phone on your wrist. Another great example is a diabetic monitor with Bluetooth capabilities. You’re able to connect it to the app on your smartphone and track your current readings. This will help you to not only keep track of what your blood sugars have been, but it can also aid your doctor in finding an appropriate treatment plan for you.
How Can I Use Bluetooth in My Day to Day Life?
As I mentioned previously, you can use Bluetooth in almost every area of your life, when it comes to technology.
One of the ways you can use Bluetooth is to connect it as a hands-free device. You can connect your smartphone to your car (if your vehicle has this capability), which will allow you to keep both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road as you speak to family and friends. Not only can you create a hands-free connection in your car, but you can also create a hands-free connection using something similar to this Beetle H-3ST H Speech Bluetooth headset as you run errands or walk around the house.
Another way you can use Bluetooth within your own home is to connect it between two devices with Bluetooth capabilities such as portable speakers to your cell phone, attach your mouse or keyboard to your computer, or you can even use it to control some of your more high-tech home security gadgets. Connecting these items via Bluetooth saves the mess of having cords everywhere, and gives you control, right from your smartphone.
Like most technologies, Bluetooth makes your life easier because it saves you the time and hassle of having to do things manually (i.e. tracking blood sugars and writing them down). As you begin to use Bluetooth and become comfortable with it, you will find that the possibilities of how you can use it will be endless.
This article was written by Sarah Bowman.
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