Questions tagged [bluetooth]

For questions about the use of the Bluetooth protocol and its uses in devices. Use [bluetooth-low-energy] for questions specifically about the low power version.

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Push notifications to Mi Band 3

How can I push notifications to my Mi Band 3 without notifications showing up on my phone? It could be code, or could be an app for Windows or Android. I'm planning on writing an app using custom ...
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Stream real time data from smart band/watch to computer via Bluetooth

Description: I have a smart wrist band (link to Amazon) which has Bluetooth connectivity. My goal is to read real time on my computer (running Ubuntu 18.04) some of the data that is tracked by the ...
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Zigbee or Bluetooth for turning router on and off? [closed]

I want to be able to turn my wifi router on and off with a smart plug. What would be the best way to achieve that? Have one special plug which is zigbee (or is Bluetooth better for this?) which only ...
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Measure strip bending

I though of a bluetooth strip device, that would tell me the value of the angle and direction in 3D. I tried to search for one, but did not found anything. The only idea I've got so far is to set up ...
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How Different is a Car's Bluetooth from phone Bluetooth

I'm developing an application which makes use of a car's Bluetooth but I need to identify if a certain Bluetooth device is a car's Bluetooth. Is there a way to differentiate between Bluetooth devices ...
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Raspberry Pi emulate phone Bluetooth stack

I'd like to use my Raspberry Pi to emulate phone Bluetooth stack. I'd like to get it paired with car radio, simulate arriving/outgoing call, simulate SMS and the more alerts/notifications I can manage....
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LPWAN technologies and Dash7

I need to transfer messages from node to gateway that would be at most 2km apart. I am currently working with 40 nodes that wake up every 1 minute. So I would like to have battery life of at least 3-...
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DIY smart button to trigger phone app

I am planning on making a button that is when pressed sets an alarm on my phone. I am planning on making an app that is creating the actual alarm, the app just have to be triggered by the hardware ...
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How can I detect the presence of a Xiaomi Mi Band 3 (which uses BlueTooth)?

As you can see from my question on h/w recommendations, I am trying to design an evacuation system for a chemical factory. That requires knowing which room each employee is in at any given time. I ...
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Why does echo dot audio play through my laptop after bluetooth pairing?

I am trying to use echo dot as a bluetooth speaker for my laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook - win7). In the bluetooth devices windows on the laptop I can see and pair with the echo dot, but after pairing I can ...
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Scanning for Device

What kind of technology does the Google Home and Amazon Echo/Dot use when you set up the device for the first time and their respective apps "scan for device" before they're connected to Wifi? I'm ...
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Control GPIO of ESP32 using Bluetooth [closed]

I’m using ESP32 to control relays using MQTT ( both over Arduino and MicroPython ). For special cases, and not for everyday operation, I wish to control a specific GPIO over Bluetooth ( a reset irq)....
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Choosing a microcontroller for IoT project

I'm currently working on an IoT project. The principle is to have a box that could connect to a phone over Bluetooth on some NFC contact. After the phone and the box will communicate messages over ...
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Does an Internet of Things device need to directly connect to the Internet, or can they use alternative protocols like Bluetooth or ZigBee?

Can a device be considered an "IoT Device" if it uses protocols such as Bluetooth and ZigBee which are not directly connected to the internet? I've been reading about smart devices and connected ...
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Is there an IoT device which has Bluetooth, GPS, a USB port and which can support a module for an alarm?

I'm looking for an IoT device which has Bluetooth, GPS, a USB port and which can support a module for an alarm. The end product is a wearable device therefore the device should be small. It should be ...
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Bluetooth heart rate/blood pressure monitor

I am trying to find a wristband type device that will measure heart rate and blood pressure and transmit using Bluetooth to a PC. There are many devices, but all talk to a smart phone. But, I want ...
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Ultra Low Energy point-to-point protocol choice

I am lost in a forest of IoT protocols and need help. I'm looking for right hardware and protocol for my application. I would like to make a device of my own, but use an existing stack and hopefully ...
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How do I disable phone ringing from my Tile?

When a Tile tracker is paired with a phone, double tapping a button on the Tile will make the phone ring. This happens even if the phone is on silent mode. I’ve accidentally rung my iPhone at work ...
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How can I pair the Tile to the phone?

Setup: Put Tile tracking card in shoe. It has a one year charge. Charge Jelly Pro phone each night. Put phone in coat pocket each morning. Provide these features: Track phone if he is not at home ...
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Setting a device clock with BLE

I'd like to build a device that obtains the local time from a phone or laptop via BLE. My ideal interaction flow would be: push a "set time" button on the device to make it start advertising open ...
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IoT Setup: Bluetooth Sensor -> IoT Gateway -> IoT Platform

I want to get started implementing IoT stuff. I do not have experience with it so far, but am learning fast. I am imagining my setup as follows: Proposed Setup Different wireless sensors (...
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Protocol for over 300 metres and minimum of 20 kbytes datarate?

We are trying to choose the most suitable connection protocol for wearable devices, with the following constraints: 300 - 500 devices will simultaneously connect About 1 km2 site area—coverage is ...
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FitBit integration with Alexa; Play music when waking up

I m trying to integrate my Fitbit with my Amazon Echo. My goal is to make my Echo play music when I wake up in the morning. Is it possible to send a notification (or alert) via Bluetooth to my phone ...
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Device for a motion tracker with BLE/Wi-Fi

I would like to know best alternatives to an Arduino or Raspberry Pi that has to satisfy the following specifications: Has BLE (Bluetooth low energy). Small size (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...
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ESP32 & Bluetooth

I'm currently looking into how to set up a sense network made from ESP32s to track BLE tokens in an area, but I'm stuck at the first step... Getting Bluetooth & device listing to work on the ESP32,...
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Motion sensor to monitor the movement of people

I'm about to start an investigation about people movement after a surgery (walk basically). I would like to know where should I start to look for movement sensors (pedometer/accelerometer). This ...
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What is the difference between beacon products [closed]

What is the difference between different beacon products from different companies? I want to develop iBeacon products, but haven't decided yet which to use. It seems to me though they are quite ...
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How to secure a Samsung Smart Refrigerator against BlueBorne?

Armis Labs lately revealed a new attack vector that attacks essentially all major OS including those used on IoT devices via Bluetooth. BlueBorne is reported to spread malware laterally to adjacent ...
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Sensors Communicating With the Pi, BLE / Wifi

I want to place a Pi 3 somewhere in my house and battery powered sensors. The Pi will read the inputs from e.g. the same level, one level above and the garden. So 1-2 regular brick walls in between ...
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Can a Bluetooth tag (iOS and Android) send a push notification without the device being connected to the internet?

I have several Bluetooth tags, model "Onyx Beacon One". They can be controlled via the company's CMS. I can also switch them between Eddystone UID&URL and iBeacon. I can simply place two of them ...
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Does CoAP depend on IEEE 802.15.4?

In the CoAP specification, it is implied that IEEE 802.15.4 can be used in conjunction with CoAP. Is this a requirement or can CoAP also be used with other OSI layer 1, 2 protocols such as IEEE 802.11,...
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Bluetooth chipset high voltage [closed]

I understand we usually use relay to do controlled switch, but I'm wondering if the Bluetooth protocol could work on high voltage I mean 110-220v. So is it theoretically possible to design a Bluetooth ...
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BLE only partially connected in iPhone? [closed]

I am trying to use BLE to send strings of data from a CSR8675 chip to an iPhone I am having problems pairing the chip with the iPhone for BLE communication, and need some ideas on how to proceed ...
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How do the AirPods communicate with the phone?

By reading the iFixit Teardown, one can realize that the AirPods use the W1 chip for wireless communications. Since both Airpods are wireless, there are questions still unanswered. Do both Airpods ...
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Creating COM serial port between external device (Joule/Arduino/etc.) and PC over Bluetooth w/ linux sdptool & rfcomm (OR another method)

This article is not device specific, but rather is focused on using sdptool and rfcomm to setup a serial com port connection over bluetooth. If you have another method instead of these two Linux ...
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Using CSR's 2-mic bluetooth headset program without actually placing a telephone call [closed]

I am asking about the CSR 8675 Bluetooth audio chip (the solution to this problem will be similar in the other related chips in the same family) and I am using ADK4.0.1 The CSR 8675 contains VM (...
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Read and Send Orientation Sensor Values from Android to Arduino

I'm trying to read orientation sensor values from android and send them to an Arduino. The android will send valueX, valueY and valueZ in bytes. Each value will end with x,y and z character at end of ...
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In the name of the lineup 4, 5 and 6, for example Bluecore-4, 5,6, is taken from the XAP4, 5,6?

Tell me please, in the name of the lineup 4, 5 and 6, for example Bluecore-4, Bluecore-5, Bluecore-6, is taken from the MCU XAP4, XAP5 and 6 respectively? Suspicious coincidence. Where can you read ...
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Programming of change of keys on full numbering of CSR bluecore chips

Who can tell how you can change the key values for the full numbering of SCR bluecore chips. The built-in function only modifies the user keys from 0 to 49. I tried to change the first digit of the ...
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Programming bluecore bc417 scr .Uart generates messages when data is fed to the source?

When programming a Bluecore bc417 chip, does UART generate messages when data is inputted to the source? For example, MESSAGE_MORE_DATA, MESSAGE_MORE_SPACE. For me, for some reason these messages are ...
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Is Bluetooth 3.0 suitable for a single-master multiple-slave network?

I have a data logger board with a SIM808 on it. It has Bluetooth 3.0 capability by the SIM808. The board itself implements a battery management system, capable of performing weight, humidity and ...
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When to use Wi-Fi over Bluetooth or vice versa in an IoT system?

Basically when it comes to IoT, the two main communication methods which come to my mind are either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. I know that there are others as well like ZigBee, Z-Wave but I would like to ...
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How do I secure communication between app and IoT device?

I am currently working on a project that includes Bluetooth communication between a mobile application (currently using the Ionic platform) and an embedded device. For comparison, our product is ...