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The Facts

ANT Wireless is committed to giving you the best available long-term solutions as
well as all the facts on ANT+ in today’s ultra low power sector. This fact sheet is
designed to summarize the societal facts that are driving our solutions, the ANT+
structure and commitment and the strength of the ANT+ solution.


THE NEEDS

Costs of managing disease and health issues worldwide have hit catastrophic heights. Studies conclusively show that independent health management, exercise and, in turn, physiological monitoring contribute greatly to preventing and improving many conditions. 

ANT+ is committed to enabling simple and effective devices that make the monitoring – and thus, management of – sport, fitness and health easy and reliable.

 

Disease # Affected (worldwide) Activities that help ANT+ Solutions
Alzheimer's 18 M Exercise, Games, Music
Although they don't necessarily slow the progression of Alzheimer's, activity is proven to improve quality of life for people with the disease. Activities can also help maintain motor skills that aid daily tasks.
        
Asthma 300 M Exercise
Regular physical activity can increase lung strength and overall breathing.  It also promotes a healthy weight which can reduce asthmatic symptoms.

           

COPD 64 M Exercise
Regular exercise offers many other health benefits for people living with COPD. It can reduce the risk of COPD flare-ups, help to maintain a healthy body weight, reduce stress and maintain independence.
      
Depression 121 M Exercise and Physical Activity
Research shows that regular physical activity significantly reduces the risk of people developing depression.
        
Diabetes 346 M Exercise
Exercise is very important for managing diabetes. It can improve the body's use of insulin, burn excess body fat, help to decrease and control weight, lower blood pressure, and improve blood circulation.
           
Heart Failure 22 M Exercise and Physical Activity
Regular exercise, especially aerobic exercise, has many benefits for people at risk of heart failure. It can strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system, improve circulation, and lower blood pressure.
          
Hypertension 970 M Exercise and Physical Activity
Daily exercise and physical activity can significantly help lower blood pressure by increasing the strength of the heart.
          
Obesity 1.5 B Exercise and Physical Activity 
When physical activity is combined with proper nutrition, it can help control weight and prevent obesity, which is a major risk factor for many diseases.
         

 

 

The Solution - ANT+ Just Works!

ANT+ enables more complex and powerful use cases. Easily. Efficiently.

ANT+ delivers:

  • Flexibility – enough to suit all levels of innovation
  • Simplicity – enough to suit requirements of extremely low power applications
  • Seamless certified interoperability
  • Proven interchangeability
  • Established ecosystem
  • Superior support

Designed to provide the ultimate in ultra low power and flexibility for wireless enabled devices, ANT+ addresses the sensor connectivity problems experienced by other protocols. Having evolved through several generations, ANT+ today dominates the digital sensing market for sports, fitness and wellness. Focusing on the requirement of ultra low power and ultra-high efficiency, ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol) offers a range of features and benefits that go beyond other standards and proprietary solutions.

 


 

The Stats

  • Over 400 certified ANT+ products
  • Over 100 Million installed nodes
  • Over 350 members
  • Over 2400 adopters
  • Proven in sport, fitness and personal wellness

 


 

The Differentiators

ANT+ goes beyond the simple star network and therefore, easily offers solutions that are extendible for the long-term. Due to the technical advantages of ANT+, consumers are able to mix and match products and applications. In fact, with ANT+, you can mix multiple displays with multiple sensors all at the same time. 

As an example, you can use a heart rate strap and foot pod with either a watch or a smartphone, or both at the same time if they’re all ANT+. This gives the user all the flexibility on how to use and interact with their sensors and data.

Furthermore, ANT+ and Android smartphones have now made it possible for you to run multiple applications together at once.  This allows a user to utilize various different apps that move data from different sensors at the same time. For example, you can track your running distance with one application while tracking your blood glucose level with another application at the same time. 

ANT+ Advantages

Learn more about how ANT+ technology is leading the industry.

Competitive Positioning
Where does ANT+ fit in today’s landscape of ultra low power wireless technology? How does it compare with Bluetooth’s low power solution?

Learn more through our in-depth analysis: ANT+/BT Smart  Comparision.

 


 

The Structure

Anyone with genuine interest in building ANT+ products, advancing the ecosystem and growing the market is welcome to join the ANT+ Alliance.

ANT+ Alliance members who participate in ANT+ device profile development are privy to pre-release documentation.


The Commitment
ANT and ANT+ are provided by the Wireless division of Dynastream Innovations Inc. which is based out of offices in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. ANT chips and modules are sold through distribution partners.

In Dec of 2006, Dynastream became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. Garmin is a long time, independent customer of ANT+ and user of ANT based chips across many of its product lines, purchasing chips directly from various ANT+ silicon providers. Garmin is a member of the ANT+ Alliance and is firmly committed to keeping ANT and ANT+ publicly available, for the continued benefit to all ANT+ Alliance members. The ANT+ Alliance drives interoperability among manufacturers giving the consumer what they want, choice, and is therefore in the best interests of all members of the ANT+ Alliance.

 


 

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