BLE Beacons for Tracking

The two main standards currently are Apple’s iBeacon and Google’s Eddystone. Also there are some alternatives like URIBeacon and ALTBeacon but it does not seem that these alternatives are particularly popular now.

The Role of BLE in Wearable Technology

The IoT segment, and wearable devices as an important part of it, now urgently needs to unify protocols and standards for communications. Today there are 10+ solutions that claim to be good solutions for the Internet of Things space. But Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is the most likely to remain as the de-facto standard for data transfer for wearable devices that aim to be energy efficient.