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Table 1 Bluetooth vs. ZigBee

From: Medical long-distance monitoring system based on internet of things

  Bluetooth (v1) ZigBee
Protocol stack 250 kb < 32 kb (4 kb)
Range 10–100 m 30–100 m
Link rate 1 Mbps 250 kbps
Battery Rechargeable Non-rechargeable
Devices 8 2^16
Air interface FHSS DSSS
Usage Frequently Infrequently
Network join time Long Short
Extendibility No Yes
Security PIN, 64 bit, 128 Bit 128 bit, AES