Bluetooth notifications coming to Windows 10 Creators Update

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

You would think a company so involved in all the world of home computing would have a better grip on a technology so important to the entire ecosystem: Bluetooth.

Unfortunately, Microsoft isn’t really known for a strong Bluetooth game. That is, until now: new details regarding the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update suggest the company is bringing new Bluetooth-based features.

There are several changes made to Creators Update which stand out from the live build in terms of Bluetooth capabilities. Not only has the Windows developer released unpaired Bluetooth LE device connection support, but it also now allows users to dabble in GATT server dynamics and use Bluetooth LE peripheral functions.

If you’re using Windows 10 predominantly on your mobile device, the GATT feature is the one you will appreciate the most. This feature brings a lot of power to a Windows 10 device when paired with a wearable smart gadget.

These changes will be the most easily seen when you receive notifications on a Windows 10 device. Due to the lack of credentials on smart gadgets, you need GATT to take that information on a Windows 10 handset and send it over to a smartwatch for example. This will allow people to receive notifications directly onto their wearable gadgets, making them that much more useful.

The only problem remaining is the fact that Windows 10 isn’t a platform many smartwatch manufacturers have embraced so far, leaving Microsoft with very few options in terms of which wearables can actually be paired with their smartphones and other Windows 10 operated gear.

With the Creators Update edging closer to release day after day, it is only a matter of time before we get to actually try out all the updated content as well as newly added features that we can find on Windows 10.


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