Wi-Fi Halow: The direct competition of Bluetooth has a name

Wi-Fi Halow

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced the next version of the standard Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, call 802.11ah (the most recent is the 11ac). One of its major innovations is the inclusion of Halow mode, designed for the connected home, peripheral (especially the wearable technology and intelligent sports watches and bracelets), and use in automobiles, as well as applications of the Internet of Things. Wi-Fi Halow achieves a power consumption similar to Bluetooth (i.e., much lower than the Wi-Fi standard, vital for devices powered by a small battery), but with a much wider…

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