How your Chromebook could soon sync with a Bluetooth health tracker or smartwatch


It seems as if every mobile tech company is coming out with a smartwatch or wearable health tracker these days. The devices typically work with phones, retrieving or sending data wirelessly from your wrist to your handset and then onward to the cloud. Wouldn’t it be nice to cut out the middleman, as it were, and just sync that information from a Chrome OS(s goog) device?

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It’s likely going to happen as Chromium, the open source browser platform that Chrome OS is built upon, is qualified as a Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy Host Subsystem, according to Google’s François Beaufort. He explains in a Google+ post that Chrome devices will support the newest Bluetooth standards used by many of these wearables to communicate.

Obviously, to work as a Bluetooth 4.0 / LE host, you have to have the right chip inside a Chromebook or Chromebox. However, this is…

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