Ultra Wideband has been the talk of the town since the beginning of this year, and a lot of progress has been made since then. From Google adding a UWB API for Android, to Apple finally releasing its long-awaited Apple AirTags, Ultra Wideband is quickly taking over the tech industry. Here are four devices that currently use UWB technology.
Did you know that almost all phones will incorporate UWB going forward? Apple led the way with the Iphone 11, the first Apple phone to include UWB. Soon afterwards, Samsung followed up with their Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. And now, it has recently been revealed that Google’s Pixel phone is also going to have UWB capabilities. Phone manufacturers are quickly realizing the importance of UWB and how everyone is going to utilize it to the max just months from now.
We covered UWB’s involvement in AR / VR technology in our 5 Use Cases for UWB post, but to summarize, this radio technology will allow for more immersive experiences with less heavy equipment. Lower battery usage means less bulkier headsets, so one can have a more enjoyable experience, whether they are gaming or watching a movie.
The Apple Watch Series 6 includes UWB technology for spatial awareness. This can help you in many ways, including maintaining social distances, locating lost items, open / close doors etc.
Apple AirTags / Samsung SmartTag
Very recently, Apple rolled out its AirTags to efficiently locate lost items. The AirTags are a small circular tracker which you attach to any important items which you can lose easily, such as your keys and wallet. But before doing that, you need to add them in the ‘Find My’ app under ‘items’, so you can easily track your valuables. With the help of UWB, you can use precise location to find your lost objects.
BONUS (not a device) Mobile Apps
Since most smartphone companies are manufacturing UWB-enabled devices, this means that there is a huge opportunity for the mobile apps industry. Many apps will be compatible with UWB technology to be able to seamlessly integrate with the built-in UWB capabilities in newer phone models.
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