In order to set up Bluetooth® connectivity with the Cameo 3, please first ensure that your Cameo 3 notes "Bluetooth® Included" on the front of the Cameo box (rather than just "Bluetooth® Compatible"). The "Included" notation indicates that a Bluetooth® adapter is included and installed in your Cameo whereas "Compatible" indicates there is a port for a Bluetooth® adapter, but one is not included.
You will also need to ensure your computer or device has Bluetooth 4.0 support. Computers or devices not equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 support cannot properly use the Bluetooth® communication option. You can click here to check your computer. Please note that an LMP of 6.0 or above indicates the presence of the Bluetooth 4.0 protocol.
Once you have confirmed your Cameo 3 machine has a Bluetooth® adapter and that your computer or device is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 capability, you may do the following to ensure the Bluetooth® feature is enabled.
On the Cameo 3 machine:
Connect via the Silhouette Studio® software in Version 3:
Version 4 (same for both PC and Mac)
Connection should establish and you will see that your machine is “Ready” in the software.
The Silhouette Cameo® Bluetooth® Edition model comes with a Bluetooth® adapter installed. While other Silhouette Cameo 3 models offered in various markets and parts of the world do not include a pre-installed Bluetooth® adapter, they are still Bluetooth® compatible and can have a 3rd party adapter installed.
If you wish to communicate wirelessly via Bluetooth® using a Bluetooth compatible Cameo 3 model (adapter not included), you can obtain a third-party Bluetooth® adapter which meets the requirements below:
At this time, we do not have any specific recommendations for Bluetooth adapters that may be compatible with our machines.