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[request] Should the next phone have built-in ANT+ hardware?

asked 2014-11-23 14:35:15 +0200

pulsar gravatar image

updated 2014-11-23 15:55:26 +0200

I rephrase this question because it is specific to the next phone.

Someone suggested creating an ANT+ Other Half, and while that is OK for the current phone which does not have the hardware, it is not ideal because then you need to pay for an ANT+ chip in every different coloured TOH that you want, and some third party TOH that you may want to use may not have it.

I think it is more important to have every kind of wearable support possible (including for devices that have existed since years ago) than creating a wearable device yourself.

Note that ANT+ can be also found integrated together with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS in a chip.

Samsung has many phones with this capability. Also Sony (since Ericsson).

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I think this could be definitely a good idea, especially since BTLE looks difficult to be implemented, for now.

magullo ( 2015-05-07 11:45:41 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-11-23 14:41:46 +0200

mariner gravatar image

That depends on the other features. If it has offline map capability I could use it in place of my Garmin Edge bicycle GPS. If not there is no point in ANT+

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Not everybody needs maps for fitness, and that could be a capability of third party software anyway.

Ideally there would be some app for Sailfish that communicates with the Garmin sensor and that can sync with the desktop Garmin software.

pulsar ( 2014-11-23 14:47:39 +0200 )edit
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