Bluetooth VS Wi-Fi

People uses different devices with many advance functionalities and facilities. Modern technology allow users to use their devices with maximum advantages. Today we are talking about two technologies available in the advance devices, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Following is the comparison between them.

Bluetooth

Frequency:
2.4 GHz
Cost:
Low
Bandwidth:
Low ( 800 Kbps )
Specifications authority:
Bluetooth SIG
Security:
It is less secure
Year of development:
1994
Primary Devices:
Mobile phones, mouse, keyboards, office and industrial automation devices. Activity trackers, such as Fitbit and Jawbone.
Hardware requirement:
Bluetooth adaptor on all the devices connecting with each other
Range:
5-30 meters
Power Consumption:
Low
Ease of Use:
Fairly simple to use. Can be used to connect upto seven devices at a time. It is easy to switch between devices or find and connect to any device.
Latency:
200ms
Bit-rate:
2.1Mbps

Wi-Fi

Frequency:
2.4, 3.6, 5 GHz
Cost:
High
Bandwidth:
High (11 Mbps )
Specifications authority:
IEEE, WECA
Security:
Security issues are already being debated.
Year of development:
1991
Primary Devices:
Notebook computers, desktop computers, servers, TV, Latest mobiles.
Hardware requirement:
Wireless adaptors on all the devices of the network, a wireless router and/or wireless access points
Range:
With 802.11b/g the typical range is 32 meters indoors and 95 meters (300 ft) outdoors. 802.11n has greater range. 2.5GHz Wi-Fi communication has greater range than 5GHz. Antennas can also increase range.
Power Consumption :
High
Ease of Use:
It is more complex and requires configuration of hardware and software.
Latency:
150ms
Bit-rate:
600 Mbps

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