BlueIOT (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.
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Bluetooth AoA vs. UWB

Angle of Arrival (AoA) positioning algorithm locates the position of an AoA tag based on the signal’s arrival angle. Bluetooth AoA locating system is featured by its sub-meter accuracy, high capacity, high compatibility, low cost and low energy. AoA-based RTLS solutions can be applied to a wide range of scenarios, including healthcare, manufacturing, retailing, transportation, public security, and etc.


Ultra Wide Band (UWB) is a technology to transmit data by sending or receiving narrow pulse across a GHz level bandwidth. UWB locating system boasts high accuracy and stability, with a relatively higher cost than other locating technology. It is often applied in factories, law enforcement agencies, automotive assembly lines, logistic warehouses, power plants, and etc.

TechnologyBluetooth AoAUWB
Protocol

Anchor: Bluetooth 5.1


Tag: Bluetooth 4.0+

Anchor UWB 


Tag UWB

Typical accuracy0.1 ~ 0.5 m0.1~ 0.3 m
Refresh rateHighMedium
Compatibilityvarious AoA tags such as mobile phones, bracelets, watches, Beacon, etc.UWB Tag

Tag power consumption

LowHigh
Anchor costGeneralHigh
Tag costLowHigh
loTanchor capabilitiesYesNo
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