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Breaking Down the Technicalities of UWB vs Bluetooth for Indoor Positioning


Welcome to the exciting world of indoor positioning! With the rise of new technologies, it’s become easier than ever before to track and locate objects or people inside buildings. Two such technologies that have gained prominence in recent years are UWB and Bluetooth. This blog post is here to break down everything you need to know about UWB vs Bluetooth for indoor positioning! So get ready to dive into the nitty-gritty details of these cutting-edge location tracking methods.

How are they different?

Wireless technology has become increasingly popular in recent years, with both Bluetooth and UWB being two of the most common options. So what are the main differences between these two technologies?


Bluetooth is a wireless protocol developed in the late 1990s that is used primarily for connecting devices wirelessly. It uses short-range radio waves to connect devices. Bluetooth also supports low energy mode, which allows it to use less power and last longer. The Angle of Arrival (AoA) positioning algorithm is utilized by Blueiot’s Bluetooth positioning devices to determine the location of an AoA tag based on the arrival angle of the signal.


A data transmission technique known as Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) is one that delivers or receives small pulses across a bandwidth that is measured in gigahertz (GHz). Unlike Bluetooth, which uses short-range radio waves, UWB uses long-range radio waves and can reach up to hundreds of meters away from your device, making it ideal for indoor positioning.


What are the benefits of using UWB and Bluetooth for indoor positioning?

There are many benefits to using UWB and Bluetooth for indoor positioning. These technologies can provide reliable, Real-time location data for applications such as asset tracking, navigation, and customer service. Here are key reasons why these technologies are a great option for indoor positioning:


1. Low Latency: Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) and Bluetooth transmit data over very short distances, which results in low latency. This is important because the less time it takes for the device to send a signal, the more responsive the system will be.


2. Reduced Signal Loss: Compared to traditional radio signals, UWB and Bluetooth transmissions travel through solid objects better, which reduces signal loss and improves accuracy.



The topic of this article is breaking down the technicalities of UWB vs Bluetooth for indoor positioning. After reading through the article, hopefully, you have a better understanding of how each technology works and which would be best suited for your particular needs. If you have any questions or concerns about choosing one over the other, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Our team at Blueiot would be happy to help you make a decision that fits your specific needs.

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