Compare BLE and HID Modes – BLE 30 times Faster

BLE vs HID Mode Makes A Difference

When you compare BLE and HID modes you find BLE is 30 times faster to connect. Bluetooth Keyboard HID (Human Interface Device) is a popular method of sending data from RFID, Barcode, Scales, Sensors, and such to iPads, iPhones, Android, Windows devices.

Bluetooth Low Energy BLE mode introduced with Bluetooth 4.0 added a better method for fast and reliable Bluetooth device support.

When you compare BLE and HID modes, note Bluetooth 5.x improves on wireless connection speeds and performance.

Send Data Faster and More Reliable with BLE

SerialMagic Fast Keystroke posting from RFID-NFC Barcode scale caliper sensor iPad iPhone compare BLE and HID modes

BLE mode not only discovers faster, data also sends much faster, and is more reliable than Bluetooth HID/Keyboard mode.

First, Using SerialMagic you post keystrokes from BLE devices as keystrokes to any application.  Secondly, you have the same convenience of Bluetooth keyboard mode with the benefits of BLE mode. Finally, Wireless connection is much faster and easier than Bluetooth HID.

Compare BLE and HID modes in this video, see for yourself how much faster BLE works.

Scanfob® and idChamp® brand families of RFID-NFC, and barcode scanners support fast BLE mode. See the idChamp NF4x for example.

Bluetooth BLE vs Keyboard-HID Mode