Web Bluetooth / Get Descriptors (Async Await) Sample

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The Web Bluetooth API lets websites discover and communicate with devices over the Bluetooth 4 wireless standard using the Generic Attribute Profile (GATT). It is currently partially implemented in Android M, Chrome OS, Mac, and Windows 10.

This sample illustrates the use of the Web Bluetooth API to get all characteristic's descriptors of an advertised service from a nearby Bluetooth Low Energy Device. You may want to try this demo with the BLE Peripheral Simulator App from the Google Play Store and check out the Get Descriptors (Promises) sample.

Live Output

JavaScript Snippet

async function onButtonClick() {
  let serviceUuid = document.querySelector('#service').value;
  if (serviceUuid.startsWith('0x')) {
    serviceUuid = parseInt(serviceUuid);

  let characteristicUuid = document.querySelector('#characteristic').value;
  if (characteristicUuid.startsWith('0x')) {
    characteristicUuid = parseInt(characteristicUuid);

  try {
    log('Requesting Bluetooth Device...');
    const device = await navigator.bluetooth.requestDevice({
        filters: [{services: [serviceUuid]}]});
    log('Connecting to GATT Server...');
    const server = await device.gatt.connect();

    log('Getting Service...');
    const service = await server.getPrimaryService(serviceUuid);

    log('Getting Characteristic...');
    const characteristic = await service.getCharacteristic(characteristicUuid);

    log('Getting Descriptors...');
    const descriptors = await characteristic.getDescriptors();

    log('> Descriptors: ' +
      descriptors.map(c => c.uuid).join('\n' + ' '.repeat(19)));
  } catch(error) {
    log('Argh! ' + error);