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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).

Full support of read, write, and notify is included.

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
- Browse Characteristics and Services
- Register for Notifications
- Read Services
- Write Services in Hex or Ascii

What's New in Version 1.2

- Added RSSI for connected peripherals
- Fixed subscribe button issue
- Improved window resizing
- Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Good tool for bluetooth low energy sensor development

This is a solid, basic tool that was able to pinpoint a problem in a bluetooth low energy communication link. Big help in determining that a BLE112 development board was working, and that the problem was in my data format. The write services in hex or ascii are key for troubleshooting. Used on a 2011 MacBook Air with integrated BT 4.0 where the built-in bluetooth software had not been discovering my low energy BT devices.

Make Sure Your Mac Has Bluetooth 4.0

If the app continuously prompts you to turn bluetooth on, it is probably because your computer does not have Bluetooth 4.0.

Doesn’t detect Bluetooth

Every time I open the application, it asks me to turn on Bluetooth. Bluetooth is already on and working and is already connected to my keyboard and trackpad. I have tried disconnecting the other bluetooth devices and turning my bluetooth on and off, but nothing works. I cannot get past this dialog that asks me to turn on Bluetooth.

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  • Free
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2013
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 0.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Punch Through Design LLC

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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