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LightBlue Explorer - Bluetooth Low Energy

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LightBlue can test all of your devices that use Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth Smart, or Bluetooth Light).

LightBlue has two modes, Central and Peripheral. In Central mode you can scan and connect to all devices around you. You can also clone any peripheral you connect to and make that clone a peripheral of LightBlue. In peripheral mode, your iOS devices simulates your peripheral hardware. You can add and rename services and characteristics.

Full support of read, write, and notify is included. You can view the signal strength (RSSI) to get an idea of how close you are to the peripheral.

Use this to test your new BLE Heart Rate Monitor, temperature sensor, TI CC2540 Keyfob, Nordic uBlue, Panasonic PAN1720, etc.

Developers can use LightBlue to test the hardware or firmware of their BTLE peripherals.

Key Features:
- Scan for any peripherals
- Get common info (UUID, RSSI )
- Browse Characteristics and Services
- Register for Notifications
- Read Services
- Write Services in Hex, Oct, Bin, Decimal or Ascii
- Save Peripheral profiles
- Download preconfigured Peripheral profile
- Log Central and Peripheral events

In order to use this app, you must have iOS7 installed on an iPhone5, iPod Touch (5th generation) or iPad (3rd generation).

This app will not work on iPhone4, iPhone3GS, iPhone3G or iPod Touches before the 5th generation.

What's New in Version 2.2.6

Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

At first I couldn’t get it to work…..

As recommended on the FitBit site, I used this app to help locate a lost Fitbit tracker. It was lost somewhere in my garage according to the Fitbit sync which synced only in my garage. I used the app to help narrow the search location. Though the app connected to the device I could never get the signal to go above 2 bar. The bars indicate the nearness of the the device per LightBlue support….the more bars the closer you are. ) The garage is a very limited area so it would seem reasonable to assume that at some point somewhere I would have come closer than than 2 bars to the device, but instead the signal fluctuated between 0 and 2 bars in the entire garage. I diligently searched the 2 bar area, but never found the tracker. Finally it occurred to me that I had also been working in my attic (which is right above my garage) the same day I lost the tracker. Once going to the attic I found the device in less than 2 minutes using this app. I guess that both the FitBit Sync and the app were sensitive enough to know the device was near, but my advice is to rely on the LightBlue app since the bars tell you nearness of the device and all the sync can tell you is that you are within 15-20 feet of it. If you can’t get above the 2 bars on the app then start thinking out- of- the box as to where the tracker might be It still amazes me that to me that the tracker could be one story up and still be detected by the app. Thanks LightBlue!!

Found it. Thank you blue light. Use the blue bars.

So I had to call Fitbit to see if there was a way to find my Fitbit as I knew it was close by (still syncing with phone) and he recommended this app. I was looking for higher numbers as rep said but after no luck, I read the reviews. YOU HAVE to go by the amount of blue bars. I kept being in area and going high, low and around in circles.. then into a closet. I pulled out a bucket of shoes and waved my phone over the bucket and there it was in the corner of the bucket. Then I remembered I had put my band in shoes when I changed to another pair during travels. Dah. Thank god for this app!!

Lovely finder

Lost my Fitbit while working on our 9 acre tract and didn't notice it was gone until the end of the day. Downloaded this app to my iPhone and took it on my morning run. Detected the presence of the Fitbit at about 100 foot range. Then I worked around the area of first detection until I got a two bar signal, stuck a stick in the ground and then worked out from there searching for strongest quadrant. When I got a four bar signal, I saw the Fitbit on the ground five feet away. A minor miracle.

LightBlue Explorer - Bluetooth Low Energy
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.6
  • Size: 9.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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