Wireless Product Compatibility

Bluetooth® 4 Compatibility by Platform

Compatibility at a glance.  

Click on your device or devices to see simple rules around Bluetooth 4 compatibility.  

Detailed Compatibility Information

The following devices support direct connectivity with PASCO's Bluetooth 4 products (no adapters or interfaces required)

  • PASCO SPARK LX or SPARK LXi dataloggers
  • Windows 10 devices running Creators Edition 1703 or later with Bluetooth 4 support or greater.**
  • iPad 3 or later
  • iPad Mini 2nd Generation or Later
  • iPhone 4S or later
  • iPod Touch 5th generation or later
  • Mac Mini and MacBook Air from approximately 2011 or later*
  • MacBook Pro and iMac devices from approximately 2012 or later*
  • Mac Pro from approximately 2013 or later*
  • Android Devices using Android 6.0 or later

The following devices require the USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter (PS-3500) to connect up to three PASCO Bluetooth 4 products.

  • Windows devices running Windows 7 or later but without Windows 10 Creators Edition 1703 or later.** See full explanation below
  • Chromebooks
  • Certain older Mac Products* See full explanation below

USB Bluetooth Adapter


This adapter allows Chromebooks, Windows computers and older Macs to connect up to three Bluetooth 4 devices such as wireless sensors, Smart Carts, or the AirLink interface.

Current PASCO Bluetooth 4 products include:

*Determining Mac Bluetooth 4 Compatibility

There are not hard and fast rules about which older Mac devices natively support Bluetooth 4 and therefore the best way to determine whether your Mac device supports Bluetooth 4 is to check your hardware directly using the following instructions.

Select Apple menu

Select "About this Mac"

Select "System Report"

On the left hand menu, expand "Hardware" and select "Bluetooth"

If LMP version is "0x6", the device is Bluetooth 4 capable

If LMP version is "0x4", your device will require our PS-3500 USB Bluetooth 4.0 adapter

The only exception we are aware of is for devices with LMP version "0x4" that have been upgraded to the El Capitan version of Mac OS X (10.11.x). If this is the case please contact PASCO Teacher Support for further instructions.

**Wireless Sensors and Windows 10

To use Wireless Sensors directly with Windows devices (without the PS-3500 USB Bluetooth Adapter) three conditions must be met:

1) A device running Windows 10 Creators Edition 1703 or later (Check or update your Windows version)

2) A device with Bluetooth version 4.0 or higher (Check your Bluetooth Version)

3) SPARKvue 3.0 or later or PASCO Capstone 1.10 or later must be installed

Additional Wireless Products

While they don't utilize Bluetooth® 4 technology, the Wireless Spectrometer and Polarimeter can connect to devices using either USB or Bluetooth Classic connectivity.

Wireless Spectrometer

Connects to tablets and computers via Bluetooth or USB for introductory spectrometry applications, providing high accuracy and resolution at a low cost.

Wireless Polarimeter

Determine degree of optical rotation of the plane polarized light, and share the results with either Bluetooth or USB connectivity.

Don't see your device listed on this page?

Contact PASCO Teacher Support  with specific questions about compatibility