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ant+ support?

asked 2014-07-28 23:06:41 +0200

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updated 2014-07-30 11:42:32 +0200

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Does this product ant+ technology example garmin vivofit?

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@thy - Your question makes no sense at all. What are you asking exactly?

@jabbounet - How you even understood this question is quite amazing, yet your answer is not an answer, it's purely a comment, please stick to commenting if you are not providing a solution to the posters question. The same for you @StanceVonKofsky, your answer is a comment, not an answer. See HELP if you don't understand how to use the forum correctly.

As for the moderator @jiit - what have you moderated here?, the question is still unintelligible, care to elaborate Mr Moderator?, this is a public forum guys, we need to have clearly defined questions in order to give well defined answers/comments.


Edz ( 2014-09-30 16:33:58 +0200 )edit


@Markkyboy Hi understand this question like this: Is ANT+ protocol supported by jolla / Sailfish Os based smart phone ? for instance Is a garmin vivofit (ANT+ based activity tracker supported) ?

My answer was (in a more clear meaning): As far As I know neither ANT+ technology nor "Bluetooth smart" also known as "Bluetooth LE" are yet supported. "Bluetooth LE" aimed to be a concurent technology to ANT+, that's why I talked about it (if someone is interested in an activity tracker using this technology).

@thy However to complete my answer with a possible solution, "Garmin connect" android application only use bluetooth to communicate with vivofit. I was not able to check if this application run correctly on jolla using "android compatibility" as my jolla is actually on repair.

Actually I think Ant+ protocol support may require some specific hardware addon (through other half or usb dongle) and also need some software development too.


jabbounet ( 2014-09-30 21:22:28 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-07-28 23:40:40 +0200

StanceVonKofsky gravatar image

No it doesn't, but one could add it with an ant+ otherhalf.

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Regarding this, sparkfun has some ant+ circuit that needs a microcontroller because it is not i2c but TWI, otherwise it can be done if there are supporters. I was researching doing a Polar HRM receiver back, but due to the lack of talk on the internet regarding this, I think there is not that much demand for it. There are HRM straps utilising Bluetooth that work with the Jolla (Zephyr), mind it is not Bluetooth Smart, but the older bluetooth protocol.

Macilaci457 ( 2014-07-29 15:02:11 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-09-30 05:35:57 +0200

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I think, this could be a good thing to support some ant+ based devices. Also "Bluetooth Smart" could be interesting for heart reat device for instance.

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