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Bluetooth Smart adds running and cycling profiles for wireless health tracking

Bluetooth Smart adds running and cycling profiles for wireless health tracking

A pair of new fitness-centric profiles for Bluetooth devices have been revealed, aiming to streamline the short-range wireless technology's usefulness in running and cycling applications like Nike's Fuelband. The new Bluetooth Smart 4.0 profiles will support data collection such as running cadence, length of stride, and total distance for runners, or alternatively speed, distance and pedal cadence for cyclists.

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Satechi’s tiny Swift Bluetooth Speaker now available for $29.99

Satechi’s tiny Swift Bluetooth Speaker now available for $29.99

Ever find yourself in need of a tiny, wireless speaker? If you listen to media through the speakers on your laptop or smartphone, you probably have at one point or another, and Satechi has a product aimed directly at you. Today it announced that its new Swift Bluetooth Speaker is available, and its got a price that isn't going to break the bank if you're trying to rein in the spending.

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Flow Bluetooth adapter makes normal headphones apt-X wireless

Flow Bluetooth adapter makes normal headphones apt-X wireless

If you have a favorite set of headphones that have wires and the only thing that would make them better would be to snip those wires, Flow by EarTop might appeal to you. Wires can be very irritating if you're doing something where you have to move around a lot and the wires keep getting tangled. However, if you have a favorite set of headphones that aren't available in a wireless you haven't had a lot of options until Flow turned up on Kickstarter.

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iPhone 5 MagSafe-style Dock Connector and TouchPad-style Bluetooth 4 tech tipped

iPhone 5 MagSafe-style Dock Connector and TouchPad-style Bluetooth 4 tech tipped

Apple's new Dock Connector, expected to debut on the iPhone 5, could use MagSafe-style design for increased flexibility, new sources claim, while iOS 6 is tipped to include better inter-device communication support. The new port for iOS devices will be an 8-pin design, so iLounge's insiders say, rather than 16- or 19-pins as rumored, and may well be accompanied by a change of name for the connection.

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ASUS Nexus 7 Bluetooth keyboard case and rotating folio revealed

ASUS Nexus 7 Bluetooth keyboard case and rotating folio revealed

More official Google Nexus 7 accessories have emerged, including a Bluetooth keyboard case for the 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet, and a rotating folio-stand that allows for both portrait and landscape use. The ASUS-made add-ons are all expected imminently, UK retailer MobileFun claims, finally broadening the range of accessories Nexus 7 owners can choose from beyond the current polyurethane cover.

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Nokia Reaction Bluetooth Headset leaks with NFC and ear-detection

Nokia Reaction Bluetooth Headset leaks with NFC and ear-detection

It's not all bad news for Nokia this morning, though whether a swish new Bluetooth headset with NFC pairing is enough to offset 10,000 job losses is questionable. Previewed apparently unofficially via a video on Nokia's YouTube channel, the Nokia Reaction BH-907 Bluetooth Headset supports automatic audio switching between phone and headset along with tap-to-pair with NFC-enabled phones.

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Pebble smartwatch reaches $9m: adds Bluetooth 4.0

Pebble smartwatch reaches $9m: adds Bluetooth 4.0

The Pebble smartwatch that hit Kickstarter under a month ago continues to suck in money from contributors across the world. The total has passed the $9 million mark, and before the backing has even finished, the company behind the watch has said that it will be making a last minute addition to the watch: Bluetooth 4.0 support. That’s good news, as the 4.0 standard brings with it lower power requirements.

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Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

There's something magical about a tiny wireless Bluetooth speaker - and with Big Blue's Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker you've got not just the magic, but the simple function as well. There's nothing you need to purchase other than the one device, no apps, no wires, and you'll have it working in under 5 minutes right out of the box. Have a peek at how quick we got it working and listen in for some high quality audio as well.

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Braven Bluetooth speakers offer daisy-chain and mobile charging

Braven Bluetooth speakers offer daisy-chain and mobile charging

There's a lot of Bluetooth speakers out there at the moment, some of them with a surprising amount of fidelity. But if what you want from your mobile speakers is flexibility and power (in more ways than one) the Braven Six series might just be for you. The three brand-new units offer the standard A2DP Bluetooth audio profile for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and just about any other Bluetooth device, with the added ability to act as a speakerphone. In addition you can "daisy chain" the speakers together for more sound, and in a pinch, connect your smartphone to the built-in USB port to charge off of its integrated battery.

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