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Collect. Measure. Achieve.

Products with ANT+ technology allow you to track your sport, fitness and health data anytime, anywhere. 
From running and cycling outdoors to indoor fitness and home health monitoring, ANT+ helps you gather the information you want. And, because your devices are ANT+, they all work together. 

It’s Easy with ANT+
Collect the data you want with the devices of your choice. Measure your activity and, if you want, analyse the data so that you can improve your performance. Then you’re set to achieve your goals.

Find all of the different ways that ANT+ products can simply fit into your life!
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ANT+ IN Cycling

ANT+ enabled devices make it easy to view and track your activities and physiological stats.

  Heart Rate (HR)

Why Monitor:

  • To find out heart rate in real time and to measure heart rate zone for training intensity or training type
  • For safety so you don’t exceed a dangerous level
  • For health monitoring

Measurement:

Beats per minute (BPM)

Data Use:

  • To track specific heart rate zones in real time
  • Post training analysis
  • Safety
  • Motivation

Data Meaning:

If your heart rate is high, this means your heart is working harder and your blood is circulating at a faster pace.
The data tells you how healthy and efficient your heart is for resting and recovering

Best Uses:

  • Running, cycling and indoor fitness
  • Health monitoring for people with, COPD, heart failure, obesity

Level:

Recreational and serious athletes, anyone for personal health monitoring

How it works:

A heart rate monitor is a body-worn device that allows the user to measure heart rate in real-time. Most heart rate monitors are worn around the chest and transmit heart rate data to a display device such as a watch, cell phone, fitness equipment or activity monitor. Other types of monitors such as finger sensors, earlobe sensors, or the hand contact sensors on fitness equipment may also use this device profile to transmit heart rate data.

   Bike Power / Crank Torque Frequency (PWR, CTF)

Why Monitor:

  • Measures the strength and power of a rider
  • If you want to monitor power to maintain a certain level

Measurement:

Watts

Data Use:

  • For training so you can know you are cycling at a desired output
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights
  • Maximum power or power endurance

Data Meaning:

The more power you can produce and sustain the better chance you have of winning a race.

Best Uses:

Cycling

Level:

Serious

How it works:

An ANT+ Bike Power Sensor or Crank Torque Frequency Monitor is mounted on the pedal or wheel of a bicycle allowing the cyclist to calculate power output, which is the force required to move the bike forward measured in Watts. The power meter transmits the information to a display device that can be a bike mounted display unit, watch, cell phone, piece of fitness equipment, or other personal display device. The data can either be viewed instantly in real-time or stored and sent to a program at a later time.

    Bike Speed / Cadence (SPD, CAD, S&C)

Why Monitor:

  • SPD – To know how fast you are going and how far you have gone
  • CAD – Analysis of efficiency, how fast you are pedaling. Usually matched with PWR or know what gear you are in

Measurement:

  • CAD – How fast you are pedaling (rotations per minute)
  • SPD – KM/MI per hour

Data Use:

  • Use while you are training so you can know you are cycling at a desired pace
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights

Data Meaning:

  • Shows you your performance
  • Training results
  • Measures how fast you can be

Best Uses:

Cycling

Level:

  • Usually serious riders
  • Speed may be used by recreational riders

How it works:

An ANT+Bike Speed Sensor is a device mounted on a bicycle that calculates the speed the bicycle is traveling. This is typically done through a magnet on the wheel spokes and a sensor on the bicycle frame that detects the magnet passing.

An ANT+ Bike Cadence Sensor measures the speed at which the user is pedaling, typically using a magnet attached to the pedal shaft and a sensor mounted on the frame.

An ANT+ Speed and Cadence combined sensor measures both of the above.

The data for bike speed and/or bike cadence is instantly transmitted to a bike computer or other device like a watch, cell phone or PDA for viewing. The data can be stored on the display and uploaded to the internet at a later time.

  Light Electric Vehicle (LEV)

Why Monitor:

You can commute further by using a combination of body and electronic power.

Measurement:

Speed and distance (KM, MI), percentage of assistance and resistance. Battery range.

Data Use:

  • Speed and distance (KM, MI), percentage of assistance and resistance
  • Battery range
  • Lets you know if you can keep riding or if you need to stop and charge your bike
  • Motivation to see improvement for how much assistance you require

Data Meaning:

You can evaluate how far you have gone and how much time you have spent traveling.

Best Uses:

  • Commuters, inactive people, environmentally conscious people, people in need of athletic assistance

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

A motor attached to a bike that assists the rider with pedaling. The rider can control the resistance through a display unit on the bike. The display shows the battery life and estimates the distance before the battery runs out.

  Audio Control (CTRL)

Why Monitor:

Convenience and training efficiency.

Measurement:

Control volume, track, time, stop, start, pause.

Data Use:

To know the current status of your media player and which track is playing.

Data Meaning:

You can match the tempo of your music to the tempo of your training.

Best Uses:

  • Any situation where your hands may be occupied or difficult to reach your player
  • Running, cycling, skiing, etc.

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

ANT+ Audio Control acts as either an audio player or remote control. For example, a watch could act as a remote control for a digital music player. The control device interacts with the music player to Play/Pause/Stop the music, adjust volume or change the track. The audio device constantly updates the remote control with information about the playing music such as current track number, volume level and current state of the music player (Playing, Paused, or Stopped).

ANT+ in running

ANT+ enabled devices make it easy to view and track your activities and physiological stats.

  Heart Rate (HR)

Why Monitor:

  • To find out heart rate in real time and to measure heart rate zone for training intensity or training type
  • For safety so you don’t exceed a dangerous level
  • For health monitoring

Measurement:

Beats per minute (BPM)

Data Use:

  • To track specific heart rate zones in real time
  • Post training analysis
  • Safety
  • Motivation

Data Meaning:

If your heart rate is high, this means your heart is working harder and your blood is circulating at a faster pace.
The data tells you how healthy and efficient your heart is for resting and recovering

Best Uses:

  • Running, cycling and indoor fitness
  • Health monitoring for people with, COPD, heart failure, obesity

Level:

Recreational and serious athletes, anyone for personal health monitoring

How it works:

A heart rate monitor is a body-worn device that allows the user to measure heart rate in real-time. Most heart rate monitors are worn around the chest and transmit heart rate data to a display device such as a watch, cell phone, fitness equipment or activity monitor. Other types of monitors such as finger sensors, earlobe sensors, or the hand contact sensors on fitness equipment may also use this device profile to transmit heart rate data.

   Foot Speed / Distance (STP, SPD)

Why Monitor:

  • To know how fast and how far you have gone
  • Training motivation and recognition
  • Evaluation of performance

Measurement:

Pace, Miles, Kms, Strides per second (cadence) total stride count.

Data Use:

  • Use while you are training so you can know you are running at a desired pace
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights

Data Meaning:

  • Shows you your performance
  • Training results
  • Measures how fast you can be

Best Uses:

Running/ Walking

Level:

Recreational and serious

How it works:

Personal body-worn device such as a foot pod or pedometer that allows the user to measure the number of strides taken, speed traveled and/or distance covered based on stride measurements and calculations. The data is instantaneously transferred in real-time to a personal display device like a watch, cell phone or fitness equipment computer for convenient and live monitoring.

  Audio Control (CTRL)

Why Monitor:

Convenience and training efficiency.

Measurement:

Control volume, track, time, stop, start, pause.

Data Use:

To know the current status of your media player and which track is playing.

Data Meaning:

You can match the tempo of your music to the tempo of your training.

Best Uses:

  • Any situation where your hands may be occupied or difficult to reach your player
  • Running, cycling, skiing, etc.

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

ANT+ Audio Control acts as either an audio player or remote control. For example, a watch could act as a remote control for a digital music player. The control device interacts with the music player to Play/Pause/Stop the music, adjust volume or change the track. The audio device constantly updates the remote control with information about the playing music such as current track number, volume level and current state of the music player (Playing, Paused, or Stopped).

  Environment (Temperature) (TEMP)

Why Monitor:

  • To measure temperature in specific indoor or outdoor locations
  • To measure temperature while doing an activity 
  • Curiosity
  • Safety

Measurement:

Temperature in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit

Data Use:

Knowing the environmental temperature over time

Data Meaning:

  • Helps to decide if it is a good idea to do an activity
  • Helps to evaluate performance for athletes
  • Can tell you if a room is too hot or too cold

Best Uses:

  • Athletes to know temperature for training analysis
  • Monitoring a room temperature like a server room or storage room
  • Gardening – to know when to bring plants indoors
  • Outside activities

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

An ANT+ Environment Sensor is a device that measures environmental parameters such as current temperature and 24 hour highs and lows. The data can be transmitted to a device such as a cell phone or watch for real-time display or stored for later download and analysis.

ANT+ in indoor fitness

ANT+ enabled devices make it easy to view and track your activities and physiological stats.

  Heart Rate (HR)

Why Monitor:

  • To find out heart rate in real time and to measure heart rate zone for training intensity or training type
  • For safety so you don’t exceed a dangerous level
  • For health monitoring

Measurement:

Beats per minute (BPM)

Data Use:

  • To track specific heart rate zones in real time
  • Post training analysis
  • Safety
  • Motivation

Data Meaning:

If your heart rate is high, this means your heart is working harder and your blood is circulating at a faster pace.
The data tells you how healthy and efficient your heart is for resting and recovering

Best Uses:

  • Running, cycling and indoor fitness
  • Health monitoring for people with, COPD, heart failure, obesity

Level:

Recreational and serious athletes, anyone for personal health monitoring

How it works:

A heart rate monitor is a body-worn device that allows the user to measure heart rate in real-time. Most heart rate monitors are worn around the chest and transmit heart rate data to a display device such as a watch, cell phone, fitness equipment or activity monitor. Other types of monitors such as finger sensors, earlobe sensors, or the hand contact sensors on fitness equipment may also use this device profile to transmit heart rate data.

  Fitness Equipment (FIT)

Why Monitor:

Convenience and motivation.

Measurement:

  •    Treadmill (Cadence, vertical distance)
  •    Elliptical (Vertical distance ,stride count, cadence, power)
  •    Bike (Cadence, Power)
  •    Rower (Stroke count, Stroke rate, Power)
  •    Climber (Cycles, Cadence, Power)
  •    Nordic Skier (Stride count, Cadence, Power)

Controls:

  •  Start / Stop / Pause workout

General data:

  •  Settings (cycle length, incline,rResistance level)
  •  Distance,speed, heart rate
  •  Metabolic data

Sends workout program to machine to formulate workout.

Data Use:

  • It will tell you the how many calories etc. you are burning without having to program a profile
  • Will do the training program of your choice without having to set it up
  • It then sends back the performance data as you complete the workout

Data Meaning:

The data can be communicated back and forth between different fitness machines keeping track of the users information in different environments. 

Best Uses:

Treadmill, stationary skier, climber, rowing machine, stationary bike, elliptical,  

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

When a user who is wearing an ANT+ device links their device to an ANT+ enabled piece of fitness equipment like a treadmill, the profile from the user is automatically imported. The fitness equipment can recognize the user profile and execute a specific workout. The workout data can then be transferred back to the device for archiving/analysis.

  Audio Control (CTRL)

Why Monitor:

Convenience and training efficiency.

Measurement:

Control volume, track, time, stop, start, pause.

Data Use:

To know the current status of your media player and which track is playing.

Data Meaning:

You can match the tempo of your music to the tempo of your training.

Best Uses:

  • Any situation where your hands may be occupied or difficult to reach your player
  • Running, cycling, skiing, etc.

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

ANT+ Audio Control acts as either an audio player or remote control. For example, a watch could act as a remote control for a digital music player. The control device interacts with the music player to Play/Pause/Stop the music, adjust volume or change the track. The audio device constantly updates the remote control with information about the playing music such as current track number, volume level and current state of the music player (Playing, Paused, or Stopped).

   Foot Speed / Distance (STP, SPD)

Why Monitor:

  • To know how fast and how far you have gone
  • Training motivation and recognition
  • Evaluation of performance

Measurement:

Pace, Miles, Kms, Strides per second (cadence) total stride count.

Data Use:

  • Use while you are training so you can know you are running at a desired pace
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights.

Data Meaning:

  • Shows you your performance
  • Training results
  • Measures how fast you can be

Best Uses:

Running/ Walking

Level:

Recreational and serious

How it works:

Personal body-worn device such as a foot pod or pedometer that allows the user to measure the number of strides taken, speed traveled and/or distance covered based on stride measurements and calculations. The data is instantaneously transferred in real-time to a personal display device like a watch, cell phone or fitness equipment computer for convenient and live monitoring.

   Bike Power / Crank Torque Frequency (PWR / CTF)

Why Monitor:

  • Measures the strength and power of a rider
  • If you want to monitor power to maintain a certain level

Measurement:

Watts

Data Use:

  • For training so you can know you are cycling at a desired output
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights
  • Maximum power or power endurance

Data Meaning:

The more power you can produce and sustain the better chance you have of winning a race.

Best Uses:

Cycling

Level:

Serious

How it works:

An ANT+ Bike Power Sensor or Crank Torque Frequency Monitor is mounted on the pedal or wheel of a bicycle allowing the cyclist to calculate power output, which is the force required to move the bike forward measured in Watts. The power meter transmits the information to a display device that can be a bike mounted display unit, watch, cell phone, piece of fitness equipment, or other personal display device. The data can either be viewed instantly in real-time or stored and sent to a program at a later time.

    Bike Speed / Cadence (SPD / CAD / S&C)

Why Monitor:

  • SPD – To know how fast you are going and how far you have gone
  • CAD – Analysis of efficiency, how fast you are pedaling. Usually matched with PWR or know what gear you are in

Measurement:

  • CAD – How fast you are pedaling (rotations per minute)
  • SPD – KM/MI per hour

Data Use:

  • Use while you are training so you can know you are cycling at a desired pace
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights

Data Meaning:

  • Shows you your performance
  • Training results
  • Measures how fast you can be

Best Uses:

Cycling

Level:

  • Usually serious riders
  • Speed may be used by recreational riders

How it works:

An ANT+Bike Speed Sensor is a device mounted on a bicycle that calculates the speed the bicycle is traveling. This is typically done through a magnet on the wheel spokes and a sensor on the bicycle frame that detects the magnet passing.

 

An ANT+ Bike Cadence Sensor measures the speed at which the user is pedaling, typically using a magnet attached to the pedal shaft and a sensor mounted on the frame.

An ANT+ Speed and Cadence combined sensor measures both of the above.

 

The data for bike speed and/or bike cadence is instantly transmitted to a bike computer or other device like a watch, cell phone or PDA for viewing. The data can be stored on the display and uploaded to the internet at a later time.

ANT+ in health and wellness

ANT+ enabled devices make it easy to view and track your activities and physiological stats.

  Weight Scale (WGT)

Why Monitor:

  • For athletes to monitor their strength to weight ratio and body fat percentage
  • To monitor personal health and appearance
  • Motivation, privacy, convenience

Measurement:

Measures weight, body fat, hydration levels, bone mass, body mass index.

Data Use:

  • To analyze the data and figure out if you have a appropriate balance between diet and exercise
  • Share with a doctor or nutritionist

Data Meaning:

  • Tells you about body composition and tells you whether you are healthy or not
  • Strong indicator for assessing health problems

Best Uses:

Doctor’s office, personal and home monitoring and for people who are obese or have problems with heart failure or osteoporosis.

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

ANT+ weight scales are devices primarily used to measure the weight of the user that is placed on it. The weight scale measures a user’s weight and, if the scale has access to more specific user information such as height and gender, the scale may be able to calculate user specific information like body mass index (BMI). The data collected from the weight scale can be displayed on either an ANT+ compatible personal mobile display like a watch or cell phone, a stationary display wirelessly mounted near the scale that can be accessed by multiple users or stored for use at a later date.

  Blood Pressure (BP)

Why Monitor:

To know if you have a healthy and safe blood pressure.

Measurement:

Systolic/Diastolic pressure

Data Use:

  • Data is used for regular home monitoring or to be reported to a doctor
  • Doctor’s use at clinic

Data Meaning:

Shows if you have high or low blood pressure

Best Uses:

  • Doctor’s office, home or personal health monitoring particularly for people with high/low blood pressure at risk of a stroke, heart failure or hypertension
  • People monitoring response to medication

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

Measures blood pressure, stores recorded data, and forwards this information to another device. The ANT+ blood pressure device also has the ability to handle multiple users and their associated user profiles. The collection device - which could be a cell phone, PDA or computer with internet access - will store, display and possibly track the data received from the blood pressure device. The information may be transmitted from the blood pressure device to a collection device and then over the internet to a database for storage and possibly further analysis. Ultimately, the blood pressure measurements can be stored in an application like an online health database or at a health professional’s office.

  Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Why Monitor:

  • To know your interstitial glucose levels which indicates blood glucose levels
  • To improve your long-term health
  • So you can avoid dangerous glucose levels

Measurement:

Glucose concentration in mg/dl

Data Use:

  • So you can regulate your glucose levels by planning your eating and activities effectively
  • Maintaining your glucose within a certain range will help reduce health risks and prevent complications
  • Safety against fatal glucose levels

Data Meaning:

  • Data provides peace of mind
  • You can do activities and not worry about having a fatal blood sugar level

Best Uses:

Diabetics, pre-diabetics, personal monitoring 

Level:

Anyone 

How it works:

A continuous glucose monitor (or CGM system) is a handheld personal monitoring device that uses wireless technology to collect glucose readings from a small sensor inserted under the skin. The sensor measures blood glucose levels in interstitial tissue fluid.

The system can display readings every one to five minutes in real time, and can be set to sound alarms if glucose levels go out of range, allowing immediate treatment. With the use of computer software, CGM data can be displayed in charts and graphs so that trends can be identified and blood glucose levels control improved.

  Emergency Response Alert (ERA)

Why Monitor:

For safety purposes to detect if a user has fallen and may not be capable of calling for help

Measurement:

 Movement and impact

Data Use:

Data is sent to emergency responders

Data Meaning:

Tells the receiver of the information that the user has fallen and may be at risk

Best Uses:

  • Seniors living on their own
  • Elderly care facilities
  • People with heart problems or other severe health issues

Level:

Anyone, but primarily seniors

How it works:

An ANT+ Emergency Response Alert is a body-worn sensor that measures and analyzes a user’s movements, primarily to detect if the user falls. Some fall detection devices may also be able to calculate body activity. If the device indicates the user has fallen, it transmits an alarm through a collection device with internet access such as a computer, cell phone, wrist-top computer or PDA that notifies help.

The collection device will also have the ability to receive alarms, as well as store, display and possibly track data received from the fall detection device.

  Audio Control (CTRL)

Why Monitor:

Convenience and training efficiency.

Measurement:

Control volume, track, time, stop, start, pause.

Data Use:

To know the current status of your media player and which track is playing.

Data Meaning:

You can match the tempo of your music to the tempo of your training.

Best Uses:

  • Any situation where your hands may be occupied or difficult to reach your player
  • Running, cycling, skiing, etc.

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

ANT+ Audio Control acts as either an audio player or remote control. For example, a watch could act as a remote control for a digital music player. The control device interacts with the music player to Play/Pause/Stop the music, adjust volume or change the track. The audio device constantly updates the remote control with information about the playing music such as current track number, volume level and current state of the music player (Playing, Paused, or Stopped).

  Heart Rate (HR)

Why Monitor:

  • To find out heart rate in real time and to measure heart rate zone for training intensity or training type
  • For safety so you don’t exceed a dangerous level
  • For health monitoring

Measurement:

Beats per minute (BPM)

Data Use:

  • To track specific heart rate zones in real time
  • Post training analysis
  • Safety
  • Motivation

Data Meaning:

If your heart rate is high, this means your heart is working harder and your blood is circulating at a faster pace.
The data tells you how healthy and efficient your heart is for resting and recovering

Best Uses:

  • Running, cycling and indoor fitness
  • Health monitoring for people with, COPD, heart failure, obesity

Level:

Recreational and serious athletes, anyone for personal health monitoring

How it works:

A heart rate monitor is a body-worn device that allows the user to measure heart rate in real-time. Most heart rate monitors are worn around the chest and transmit heart rate data to a display device such as a watch, cell phone, fitness equipment or activity monitor. Other types of monitors such as finger sensors, earlobe sensors, or the hand contact sensors on fitness equipment may also use this device profile to transmit heart rate data.

  Environment (Temperature) (TEMP)

Why Monitor:

  • To measure temperature in specific indoor or outdoor locations
  • To measure temperature while doing an activity 
  • Curiosity
  • Safety

Measurement:

Temperature in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit

Data Use:

Knowing the environmental temperature over time

Data Meaning:

  • Helps to decide if it is a good idea to do an activity
  • Helps to evaluate performance for athletes
  • Can tell you if a room is too hot or too cold

Best Uses:

  • Athletes to know temperature for training analysis
  • Monitoring a room temperature like a server room or storage room
  • Gardening – to know when to bring plants indoors
  • Outside activities

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

An ANT+ Environment Sensor is a device that measures environmental parameters such as current temperature and 24 hour highs and lows. The data can be transmitted to a device such as a cell phone or watch for real-time display or stored for later download and analysis.

  Global Positioning System (GPS)

Why Monitor:

For navigating and locating a person or item.

Measurement:

Latitude and Longitude.

Data Use:

To follow a desired path and for safety.

Data Meaning:

Record of your location and travels.

Best Uses:

Home health, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, hunting, geocaching, etc.

Level:

Recreational and Serious

How it works:

A personal device that uses satellite positioning, radar, or other technologies to measure the distance travelled and location, allowing MSMs to be used for a wide range of activities with varied user motion and speed ranges.

ANT+ in Tracking and Locating

ANT+ enabled devices make it easy to view and track your activities and physiological stats.

  Geocaching (GEO)

Why Monitor:

  • Entertainment and exploration
  • Motivation to get active
  • Social networking

Measurement:

  • GPS coordinates
  • Proximity to the geocache node
  • Messages on geocache node

Data Use:

  • To track and locate things
  • To see who found your geocache node

Data Meaning:

To make a connection with somebody you don’t know via the message the geocache node gives.

Best Uses:

Hiking, exploring, geocaching, treasure hunting etc.

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

A geocache node is typically hidden outdoors that puts off a signal. Users can use a GPS display such as a cell phone to track and locate the geocache node. The geocache node can also give messages once found.

   Multi-sport Speed and Distance (GPS)

Why Monitor:

  • Used for navigation so you don’t get lost in an dangerous situation
  • To know how fast you are going

Measurement:

Latitude and Longitude

Data Use:

To follow a desired path and for safety.

Data Meaning:

Record of your adventure.

Best Uses:

Geocaching, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, hunting. etc. 

Level:

Recreational and Serious

How it works:

A personal device that allows the user to measure the distance travelled and computes the speed at which they are traveling. Unlike stride based systems, this class of sensor may use satellite positioning, radar, or other technologies to measure the distance travelled, allowing MSMs to be used for a wide range of activities with varied user motion and speed ranges.

  Activity Monitoring (ACT)

Why Monitor:

To measure and analyze personal activity

Measurement:

  • Calories burned
  • Distance (steps)
  • Time
  • Activity type and duration

Data Use:

Post activity analysis  and tracking

Data Meaning:

Tracks a person’s activity

Best Uses:

  • Doctor recommended
  • Anyone wanting to monitor their activity

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

An ANT+ Activity Monitor is a body worn device that allows the user to measure their activity information. Data such as calories, steps, distance, activity level and/or the duration of measurements may be transmitted to a collector device  for real-time display, or stored on the monitor for later download to a computer or other collecting device.

ANT+ IN SWIMMING

ANT+ enabled devices make it easy to view and track your activities and physiological stats.

Swimming

Why Monitor:

Monitoring provides valuable data to help access your performance.  It allows you to focus on your technique instead of which lap you’re on! 

Measurement(s):

An ANT+ watch designed for swimmers can automatically tell which stroke you’re using and track your lengths, strokes, distance, pace and calories burned. In addition, it can calculate your swolf score to help you gauge your swimming efficiency.

Data Use:

To keep track of your swimming data for post analysis.

Data Meaning:

The data shows you your efficiency and progress.

Best Uses:

Swimmers who are training and want to track their performance and efficiencies.

Levels: 

Competitive and non-competitive

How it Works:

ANT+ devices used by swimmers can include waterproof watches that display real-time performance data and store that data for later analysis. The user could program the device by telling it the size of the pool. The user can measure data such as length/lap count, stroke type, distance, pace, swolf score and calories burned. It can also log drills or start timed intervals without constantly monitoring the pool clock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANT+ IN MULTISPORT

ANT+ enabled devices make it easy to view and track your activities and physiological stats.

  Heart Rate

Why Monitor:

  • To find out heart rate in real time and to measure heart rate zone for training intensity or training type
  • For safety so you don’t exceed a dangerous level
  • For health monitoring

Measurement:

Beats per minute (BPM)

Data Use:

  • To track specific heart rate zones in real time
  • Post training analysis
  • Safety
  • Motivation

Data Meaning:

If your heart rate is high, this means your heart is working harder and your blood is circulating at a faster pace.
The data tells you how healthy and efficient your heart is for resting and recovering

Best Uses:

  • Running, cycling and indoor fitness
  • Health monitoring for people with, COPD, heart failure, obesity

Level:

Recreational and serious athletes, anyone for personal health monitoring

How it works:

A heart rate monitor is a body-worn device that allows the user to measure heart rate in real-time. Most heart rate monitors are worn around the chest and transmit heart rate data to a display device such as a watch, cell phone, fitness equipment or activity monitor. Other types of monitors such as finger sensors, earlobe sensors, or the hand contact sensors on fitness equipment may also use this device profile to transmit heart rate data.

   Bike Power / Crank Torque Frequency (PWR / CTF)

Why Monitor:

  • Measures the strength and power of a rider
  • If you want to monitor power to maintain a certain level

Measurement:

Watts

Data Use:

  • For training so you can know you are cycling at a desired output
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights
  • Maximum power or power endurance

Data Meaning:

The more power you can produce and sustain the better chance you have of winning a race.

Best Uses:

Cycling

Level:

Serious

How it works:

An ANT+ Bike Power Sensor or Crank Torque Frequency Monitor is mounted on the pedal or wheel of a bicycle allowing the cyclist to calculate power output, which is the force required to move the bike forward measured in Watts. The power meter transmits the information to a display device that can be a bike mounted display unit, watch, cell phone, piece of fitness equipment, or other personal display device. The data can either be viewed instantly in real-time or stored and sent to a program at a later time.

    Bike Speed / Cadence (SPD / CAD)

Why Monitor:

  • SPD – To know how fast you are going and how far you have gone
  • CAD – Analysis of efficiency, how fast you are pedaling. Usually matched with PWR or know what gear you are in.

Measurement:

  • CAD – How fast you are pedaling (rotations per minute)
  • SPD – KM/MI per hour

Data Use:

  • Use while you are training so you can know you are cycling at a desired pace
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights

Data Meaning:

  • Shows you your performance
  • Training results
  • Measures how fast you can be

Best Uses:

Cycling

Level:

  • Usually serious riders
  • Speed may be used by recreational riders

How it works:

An ANT+Bike Speed Sensor is a device mounted on a bicycle that calculates the speed the bicycle is traveling. This is typically done through a magnet on the wheel spokes and a sensor on the bicycle frame that detects the magnet passing.

 

An ANT+ Bike Cadence Sensor measures the speed at which the user is pedaling, typically using a magnet attached to the pedal shaft and a sensor mounted on the frame.

An ANT+ Speed and Cadence combined sensor measures both of the above.

 

The data for bike speed and/or bike cadence is instantly transmitted to a bike computer or other device like a watch, cell phone or PDA for viewing. The data can be stored on the display and uploaded to the internet at a later time.

  Audio Control (CTRL)

Why Monitor:

Convenience and training efficiency.

Measurement:

Control volume, track, time, stop, start, pause.

Data Use:

To know the current status of your media player and which track is playing.

Data Meaning:

You can match the tempo of your music to the tempo of your training.

Best Uses:

  • Any situation where your hands may be occupied or difficult to reach your player
  • Running, cycling, skiing, etc.

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

ANT+ Audio Control acts as either an audio player or remote control. For example, a watch could act as a remote control for a digital music player. The control device interacts with the music player to Play/Pause/Stop the music, adjust volume or change the track. The audio device constantly updates the remote control with information about the playing music such as current track number, volume level and current state of the music player (Playing, Paused, or Stopped).

   Foot Speed / Distance (SPD / STP)

Why Monitor:

  • To know how fast and how far you have gone
  • Training motivation and recognition
  • Evaluation of performance

Measurement:

Pace, Miles, Kms, Strides per second (cadence) total stride count.

Data Use:

  • Use while you are training so you can know you are running at a desired pace
  • Helps you follow a training plan
  • Evaluation of performance and bragging rights

Data Meaning:

  • Shows you your performance
  • Training results
  • Measures how fast you can be

Best Uses:

Running/ Walking

Level:

Recreational and serious

How it works:

Personal body-worn device such as a foot pod or pedometer that allows the user to measure the number of strides taken, speed traveled and/or distance covered based on stride measurements and calculations. The data is instantaneously transferred in real-time to a personal display device like a watch, cell phone or fitness equipment computer for convenient and live monitoring.

  Environment (Temperature)

Why Monitor:

  • To measure temperature in specific indoor or outdoor locations
  • To measure temperature while doing an activity 
  • Curiosity
  • Safety

Measurement:

Temperature in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit

Data Use:

Knowing the environmental temperature over time

Data Meaning:

  • Helps to decide if it is a good idea to do an activity
  • Helps to evaluate performance for athletes
  • Can tell you if a room is too hot or too cold

Best Uses:

  • Athletes to know temperature for training analysis
  • Monitoring a room temperature like a server room or storage room
  • Gardening – to know when to bring plants indoors
  • Outside activities

Level:

Anyone

How it works:

An ANT+ Environment Sensor is a device that measures environmental parameters such as current temperature and 24 hour highs and lows. The data can be transmitted to a device such as a cell phone or watch for real-time display or stored for later download and analysis.