Linux Pinephone for ANT+ projects
ANT + projects which run on Rasperri PI should also run on the Linux Pinephone
I copy and pasted all information from other posts I wrote here in the THIS IS ANT forum together in one thread about the Linux Pinephone. Sorry for the repetition. But in my view, it would be fine to discuss the Linux Pinephone for ANT+ projects here in the THIS IS ANT Forum.
The PinePhone can be ordered here:
PINEPHONE First Impressions:
for developers,replacable battery, very rare these days for smartphones, 2 to 5 hours battery life.
PinePhone batteries are standard batteries, which can replaced by bigger ones
- it is designed for mobile use
- it has a big screen
- it is robusts
- new Linux images can be designed in the Pinephone Community escpecially for ANT+
- it is also interesting for bikers and runners, not only for home users
- Pine also produces Raspberry Pi-like single board computers. the Pinephone is a real Linux computer which is superior to a Rasperri Pi or a smartphone wit ANT+ applications (exept for battery life).
There are no special ant+ Implementation under Linux for the Pinephone to this date. But It should be easy to build one dervied on from a Rasperri PI inplementation. And it should be mor stable than an android ant+ implementation.
The Pinephone is only available to buy since a short time, it is quite new, and sold as a product for developers. But reviewers say in a year or so it could completely repace an android phone, and has Linux computer functionality at the same price as an android phone.
For a new ANT+ developements, me personally, I would choose a Pinephone instead of a Rasperri Pi, if your budget allows.