Joris Kluivers

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Gadgets Using Bluetooth Smart

A list of gadgets I know of that feature Bluetooth Smart. Phones and tablets are left out on purpose. This list specifically features devices you could potentially connect to apps running on your iOS device.

Developer information

When known the list will also mention the GATT profiles implemented by the devices, to make it easier to understand what it would take to actually connect to a device in a custom app.

Most recent added items listed at the top


Each pack contains 3 beacons, the so called ‘motes’. These tiny devices allow you to add simple proximity detection to your apps. An API will be provided by Estimote, however the devices will also be able to act as iBeacons (an upcoming iOS 7 feature).

  • Developers: will conform to iBeacon specification
  • Price: $99 (pre-order)
  • More info: Estimote

Kwikset: Kevo

Use your smartphone as a key to this lock, works with iPhone 4s and 5. Alternatively use a Fob to open the lock. The app allows you to share an electronic key with family members, friends and visitors.


Gesture control armband.


A driving analysis gadget. Plugs into a standard port to tap into your board computer, available in most cars built after 1996.

  • Price: $69.95 (pre-order)
  • More info: Automatic

Mio Alpha

An wrist worn heart rate monitor. Uses a optical sensor based system developed by Philips Electronics. No chest strap needed.

Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger

Remote control accessory for your DSLR camera controlled by your iOS device using Bluetooth Smart.

  • Price: $44.99
  • Availability: right now
  • More info: Satechi / video

Fitbit Flex

Fitbit Flex is a new version of the above mentioned fitbit trackers, but in the shape of a wrist band this time. Designed to be worn all day long.

  • Price: $99
  • Availability: spring 2013
  • More info: Fitbit Flex

Game Smart controller & mouse

Wireless game controller and wireless mouse using bluetooth smart technology. Low latency and energy efficient lasting a year or longer.

Wahoo Fitness Blue HR

Heart-rate monitor that connects directly to your iOS device. Apps like Runkeeper track your rate during your workout.

Polar H7

Another heart rate strap by Polar

Fitbit One / Fitbit Zip

Fitbit One tracks sleep and activity. It’s cheaper variant the Zip tracks activity only. Both devices sync directly with the Fitbit app on an iOS device.

Nike+ Training shoes

Sensors in the shoe sole measure how fast, hard and high you move. Sync with the app to perform workouts and earn nike fuel.

Cycling speed & cadence sensor

This sensor and App combination transforms your iPhone into a powerful cycling computer.


GPS fitness tracker & mp3 player

  • Price: $149.99
  • Availability: right now
  • More info: Motoactv

Withings Wireless Scale WS-30

The newest Withings scale will connect directly to the app running on your iOS device, next to using wifi to upload your data.

Bluetooth Bulb

A light bulb which can be colour programmed and dimmed remotely using Bluetooth Smart. The bulb fits in normal sockets and is compatible with existing lights.

  • Price: ~ $25
  • Availability: Late september 2012
  • More info: Bluetooth Bulb

Pogo connect

A pressure sensitive stylus.

Casio G-Shock GB

Casio announced the round GB-6900AA and square retro GB-5600AA (pictured) watches. The models feature a small display for additional information display based on phone data.

  • Price: ¥18,000 (~ $230)
  • Availability: Late 2012 in Japan
  • More info: The Verge

RFLKT bike computer

Instead of using a bike sensor, this handlebar mounted display connects directly to your iPhone using Bluetooth Smart. The user controls an app running on the phone using buttons on the device to change data screens, while the phone stays in your cycling jersey pocket.


Recently successfully funded using kickstarter this watch acts as a secondary display which can be programmed entirely using apps running on your device.

  • Price: $199
  • Availability: Strata (pictured) November 2012, developer model already available
  • More info: MetaWatch


Kickstarters most successful project. A standalone watch with widgets and custom software that will use Bluetooth LE to connect to sensor devices.

  • Price: $150
  • Availability: Unknown
  • More info: Get Pebble