Bluetooth technology has made great progress since it came out in 1999. With each new version, Bluetooth technology becomes faster, more reliable, and more versatile. Bluetooth 5.0 is no exception and has brought us great surprises, with many advantages over its predecessor Bluetooth 4.0. In this blog post, we will dive into Bluetooth 5.0 tag – a game-changer in asset tracking, exploring its benefits and use cases, as well as popular Bluetooth 5.0 tags of MOKOBlue.
An introduction to Bluetooth 5.0 tag
Bluetooth 5.0 tags are small wireless devices that use Bluetooth Low Energy technology to communicate with other devices. Typically, they are small, lightweight and battery efficient, so they can be easily attached to other objects for tracking their position. They can trigger certain actions, such as sending a notification to a smartphone, when coming within a certain range of a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. Bluetooth 5.0 tags can be used for a variety of purposes including asset tracking, indoor navigation, proximity marketing and more.
According to GlobeNewswire, the Bluetooth 5.0 market size is estimated to grow from $4.1 billion to $7 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 11%. Whether it is personal assets, warehouse goods or containers in transit, Bluetooth 5.0 tag solutions provide an efficient and convenient way to help track and locate assets. With their improved range and battery life, Bluetooth 5.0 tags are expected to become must-have tools in many industries in the coming years.
Benefits of using Bluetooth 5.0 tag
Bluetooth 5.0 tags have gained significant importance due to their ability to provide wireless connectivity solutions for various applications. These tags offer several benefits that make them stand out from their predecessors.
- Longer Range: Bluetooth 5.0 tags have an extended range of up to 400m. This extended range makes Bluetooth 5.0 tags ideal for use in large warehouses, airports, hospitals, and other large indoor spaces.
- Increased Speed: Bluetooth 5.0 tags significantly improve data transfer speeds from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps, which is twice as fast as Bluetooth 4.0 tags. This increased speed enables faster data transfer and reduces the time required for pairing and synchronization.
- Improved Battery Life: Bluetooth 5.0 tags is more power-efficiency than Bluetooth 4.0 tags, which means it has longer battery life. This feature makes Bluetooth 5.0 tags suitable for applications that require long-term battery life, such as asset tracking.
- Larger Broadcast Capacity: Bluetooth 5.0 tags have a larger broadcast capacity, allowing them to broadcast to multiple devices simultaneously. This feature makes Bluetooth 5.0 tags perfect for proximity marketing applications, where multiple devices need to receive the same broadcast message.
Use Cases of Bluetooth 5.0 Tags
Bluetooth 5.0 tags have a wide range of applications. It can be applied to various industries owing to its ease of deployment, reliable accuracy, and extended range. Here, we’ll show some of the most common use cases of Bluetooth 5.0 tags:
Asset tracking: The most common application for Bluetooth 5.0 tags is asset tracking, whether for personal or business needs. It can be attached to laptops, keys, or assets such as warehouse supplies, containers, etc. to help locate if lost or stolen. Asset tracking is especially useful in busy workplaces or crowded public areas.
Personal safety: Bluetooth 5.0 tags can be worn by people, especially children and elderly individuals, to help monitor their location and alert caregivers if they wander outside of a designated area. This is particularly useful for people with disabilities or cognitive impairments.
Pet tracking: Bluetooth 5.0 tags can be attached to pet collars to help locate lost pets. Pet owners can also use these tags to monitor their pet’s location and activity levels. Moreover, they can also set up geofencing alerts to receive notifications when their pet leaves a designated area.
Supply chain management: Bluetooth 5.0 tags can be used to track inventory in warehouses and shipping containers. This technology can help streamline the supply chain process by providing real-time data on the location and status of goods.
Healthcare monitoring: Bluetooth 5.0 tags can be used to monitor patients in hospitals and care facilities. For example, these tags can be attached to medical equipment to ensure that it is in the correct location and properly maintained.
Comparison of Bluetooth 5 tags with Bluetooth 4 tags
Bluetooth 5 and Bluetooth 4 are two different versions of the Bluetooth standard, each with its own unique features and capabilities. Bluetooth 5.0 tags offer significant improvements over Bluetooth 4.0 tags. Compared with Bluetooth 4.0 tags, Bluetooth 5.0 tags have many advantages such as longer distance, faster speed, longer battery life, and larger broadcast capacity. All of these make Bluetooth 5.0 tag more versatile than Bluetooth 4.0 tag and thus suitable for a wider range of applications.
|Features||Bluetooth 4.0 tag||Bluetooth 5.0 tag|
|Range||10m indoors and 50m outdoors||40m indoors and 200m outdoors|
|Battery bandwidth||+10 dBm maximum transmission power||+20 dBm maximum transmission power|
|Compatibility||For Bluetooth version 4.0 series only||Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth 5.0 version series|
How to use Bluetooth 5.0 Tags
Bluetooth 5.0 tags can be easily paired with mobile devices using Bluetooth. Once paired, they can be used to track assets, provide indoor navigation, and more. To build an ecosystem of connected devices, Bluetooth 5.0 tags can be integrated with other IoT devices and platforms.
Pairing with Mobile Devices
To start using Bluetooth 5.0 tags, the first step is to pair them with your mobile device. The following will show you the basic steps.
- Turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device.
- Turn on your Bluetooth 5.0 tag by pressing the button on the tag.
- Open the Bluetooth settings on your mobile device.
- Search for available Bluetooth devices.
- Select the Bluetooth 5.0 tag from the list of available devices.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.
Once your Bluetooth 5.0 tag is paired with your mobile device, you can start using it to track your assets. Many Bluetooth tag solution suppliers provide applications that can be downloaded to your mobile device. The app will allow you to customize settings such as the name of the label, the distance you will receive the alert, and the tone of the alert.
Building an Ecosystem of Connected Devices
You can also use Bluetooth 5.0 tags to build an ecosystem of connected devices. This involves connecting the tags to other devices and services that can enhance their functionality. Here are some ways to do this:
- Choose Compatible Devices: It’s important to make sure that the Bluetooth tags and other devices you use are compatible with Bluetooth 5.0. This will ensure that devices communicate with each other while maintaining seamless collaboration.
- Set Up Notifications: Many Bluetooth tags and smart devices enable you to set up notifications for specific events. For example, you can receive a notification when your pet leaves a certain area, or when your keys are out of range.
By building an ecosystem of connected devices, you can enhance the functionality of your Bluetooth 5.0 tags and make them even more useful in your daily life.
5 most popular Bluetooth asset tags of MOKOBlue
As Bluetooth 5.0 technology continues to evolve, we’re optimistic to see even more innovative applications of Bluetooth technology in asset tracking and other areas. Here, we will recommend the 5 most popular Bluetooth asset tracking tags of MOKOBlue, compatible with Bluetooth 4.2 or Bluetooth 5.0.
- M1 Coin beacon tag
- M2 Asset beacon
- M3 Mini asset tracking tag
- M4 Lite asset tag
- M4 Pro BLE asset tag