You may not be fully aware of this, but while reading this article, you are probably using multiple devices which benefit from Bluetooth technology. Like a lot of modern solutions nowadays, Bluetooth has become an inseparable part of our lives; it is present in almost every aspect, starting from brushing your teeth to unlocking the car door. Bluetooth has become so natural that we hardly think about this technology’s tremendous progress over the last 30 years.

It is likely that some of you may remember the first appearance of Bluetooth on one of the first-generation cell phones; thanks to this technology, it was possible to transfer data from one device to the other. Primarily, Bluetooth was also a technology that was supposed to enable talking on the phone without actually holding a device in your hand; this was important, especially for drivers and employees who could speak and focus on other activities at the same time.
Nowadays, Bluetooth has expanded like almost no other, taking over multiple areas and providing solutions that go far beyond the initial capabilities. The Bluetooth SIG members work tirelessly to meet the demands and expectations of modern consumers. In this article, we are going to show you what this technology looks like in 2022, including major trends and the state of Bluetooth.


As the analysts are observing annual device shipments, it is estimated that in 2026 it will exceed 7 billion for the first time in the history of Bluetooth technology. However, that is not a surprise; rising demand for wireless devices and the desire to meet modern consumers’ needs drive the Bluetooth SIG companies to improve and deliver the best solutions, thus increasing the shipments.Speaking of improvements, they come in different shapes and sizes, starting from widening audio options, enhancing distance measurement, or enabling Bluetooth devices to perform higher data transfer. All of the new and improved functions will be available on platforms supporting both Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). These modes will also face growth in shipments as the need for platform devices as well as peripherals is constantly rising.


As mentioned previously, Bluetooth was responsible mainly for audio transfer. Now, we witness an enormous development and expansion of possibilities provided by this technology. Let’s review the most crucial solutions that greatly influence the modern market.

Audio streaming

These days it is hard to find anyone who does not enjoy the comfort of wireless headphones or speakers; that reality is possible thanks to Bluetooth technology. Nowadays, the most essential and broadly-shipped products include peripherals and in-car systems, which significantly changed how we experience auditory content. As the demand for wireless devices is still rising, it is not surprising that the annual shipments of audio streaming devices will, too. What is the future of audio streaming devices? A lot of attention is already paid to LE Audio devices, which will revolutionize the usage of Bluetooth technology. Thanks to its lower power capabilities along with higher audio quality, LE Audio creates wider opportunities in terms of form, accessibility, and comfort of using audio streaming devices. The leading options will include hearing aids support and Broadcast Audio, enabling a completely new user experience.

Data transfer

It is not only about headphones and speakers; the reality without wires has covered many other aspects of our everyday life. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, we can enjoy coexistence with portable devices, and the interest does not decrease; rather, on the contrary. The pandemic time has actually exposed a great need for data transfer and tracking devices; smartwatches, wristbands, peripherals, and other devices have gained enormous popularity, and it is predicted to rise. The wearables have found fertile ground. More and more people are concerned with their health and physical activity, which results in greater demand for smartwatches and fitness tracking applications. The opportunity of working from home has also created a need for more comfortable PC peripherals, all of which are powered by Bluetooth technology. Apart from these everyday devices, AR/VR devices are becoming more and more desirable, and they will certainly experience growth in the upcoming years.

Location services

While GPS is a great navigating technology in the open, Bluetooth brings it to the level where location services can be conveniently used indoors; at the same time, they are not narrowed down to just finding a place on the map. Locating and positioning devices are in high demand in consumers’ everyday lives and in many businesses where tracking and locating products and people is a crucial advantage. Real-time locating system (RTLS) devices are a primal focus in the growth of Bluetooth Location Service. There is a rising need observed concerning efficient transportation, safe tracking, and less time-consuming solutions; that is why it is expected that the annual shipment of Bluetooth Location Services devices will increase by even 25% in 4 years.
Bluetooth technology strives for rapid development in the Location Service field. By increasing precision and high-accuracy distance measurements, Bluetooth devices will provide more flexible and satisfying solutions in terms of asset tracking and digital key systems. Moreover, Bluetooth aims to incorporate direction-finding solutions, which will enhance the work of already existing devices and create space for building new ones with better performance at a lower cost. This solution will enable Bluetooth technology to track and measure not with meter and second accuracy but with centimeters and milliseconds.

Device networks

Establishing a stable, reliable network between multiple devices has become a great need since the appearance of smart homes. Controlling the lighting, humidity, air conditioning, or heating remotely is now more than popular in most offices and public buildings, where it is important to provide employees and clients with the best conditions possible.
Thanks to Bluetooth technology, it is achievable to automate and connect devices to improve their efficiency and, at the same time, make controlling them more convenient. Many smart home devices are widely used in different business branches; thus, the shipments are expected to increase significantly. Today, Bluetooth is the go-to technology for universal purposes. Thanks to its flexibility and constant development, we can enjoy life without wires and experience new, exciting solutions at the same time. The growth of Bluetooth technology will definitely have an important influence on the modern market and our everyday lives.
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