According to Wikipedia, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs) invented by telecom vendor Ericsson in 1994.
Bluetooth technology has come a long way. Originally used as a way of making a smartphone hands-free, Bluetooth technology has become so popular it is included as a standard in most devices, including your car. But, if you only use Bluetooth to make talking on the phone while you drive easier and safer, you are missing out on some of the biggest benefits of having Bluetooth.
1.) Audio Streaming
One of the best features of having Bluetooth technology in your car is the ability to stream audio. Just download your favorite songs, podcasts, and audiobooks on to your phone and hit the road. You can use Bluetooth to listen while you drive. Just imagine cruising down the road while listening to your favorite songs or that book you mean to read. Commutes are more fun, and it can help passengers stay entertained.
2.) Hands-Free Text Messaging
Most smartphones give you bi-directional access to your text messages, meaning that your phone can read your text messages to you or allow you to dictate a text message. When your car has Bluetooth, you can hear your messages through your car’s speakers.
3.) Getting Directions
You can use your car’s Bluetooth technology to get directions too. Thanks to Bluetooth, you won’t risk missing a turn because you didn’t hear the prompt. By pairing your car with your smart phone or GPS, you can have the directions for your next trip spoken through your car’s speakers.
4.) Apple Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana Can Be Your Co-Pilot
Depending on the smart phone you are using, Bluetooth technology has the ability to use your smartphone personal assistant, like Apple’s Siri if you are using an iPhone or iPad; Google Assistant if you are using an Android phone and Microsoft Cortana if you are using a Windows phone, to take care of certain tasks for you while you drive. You can ask your phone to look up on your schedule appointments, do a quick search online, check on traffic, or tell you the weather forecast at your destination and hear its response via the speakers in your car.
These are just the things you can benefit from a Bluetooth technology in your car. Understandably some car don’t come with factory fitted Bluetooth but you can buy an attachable Bluetooth device for your car in our online store. Take advantage of this technology and drive safe.