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ANT+ Update

May 28, 2013

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News: New ANT Android SDK   |   Free Android App Certification   |   PSA Device Profile Released
Member Updates: ANT+ Symposium   |   New ANT+ Members
Product Spotlight: Suunto Ambit2 & 2S   |   Mio Cyclo 505   |   One Giant Leap Kayak Power Meter   |   ANTUSB-m   |   Newly Certified Products
Marketing Update: Product Directory   |   Promo and Partnership Opportunities   |   Related News
Events: Wireless Japan   |   World Spinning and Sport Conference (WSSC)
Tech Update: Stay Updated   |   ANT-FS Reference Design Update   |   FIT SDK 7.00   |   Certification Spec 2.0   |   Controls 2.0 Profile   |   SimulANT+ v1.2   |   AN02 Device Pairing Update   |   ANTware II Beta 3.3
New Subscription Options: Manage Your Preferences


New ANT Android SDK

Simple Development of Unrestricted Apps Enabled
Developers can immediately create co-existing apps which automatically adhere to ANT+ interoperability standards and link to over 60 million ANT+ Sport, Fitness and Health devices.  Read More >

Free Android App Certification

Deadline July 31, 2013
ANT+ Certification is quick and easy!  Get your app listed on the ANT+ Product Directory today.

PSA Device Profile Released

First beta release of ANT+ Pressure Sensor Array Device Profile is now available to ANT+ Members on the ANT downloads page. The newest addition to our health focussed device profiles, the Pressure Sensor Array is designed to alert users of dangerous foot pressure levels before they cause harm. Device Profile TWG Member Orpyx® is the first ANT+ Member to implement this profile in their SurroSense Rx product.

Member Updates

ANT+ Symposium

Our 6th Annual ANT+ Member Symposium will be held October 1-4, 2013 in Kananaskis, Alberta. This unique conference facilitates unparalleled networking and business partnerships along with round table tech and commercial sessions. Member Award Nominations open June 15.  Details to follow soon.

New ANT+ Members

Welcome our new ANT+ Members:
Acorn Projects (Leikr) | Airstreem.com | G&ST Solutions | Indoorcycling Group GmbH | Innovative Spectator Products |  Performance IQ | Papago Mobile Inc     View our full member list

Product Spotlight

Suunto Ambit2 & 2S

SUUNTO’s ANT+ enabled Ambit2 and Ambit2 S are light, sleek multisport GPS watches perfect for explorers and athletes. 

The Ambit2 S packs all the features needed for cycling, running, swimming and multisport training. Capable of displaying ANT+ data such as heart rate, bike power, speed and cadence, and foot speed and distance, the battery efficient Ambit2 S makes a world-class training partner. 

The Ambit2 contains all the same training features as the Ambit2 S but also includes outdoor functions such as route navigation, barometric information, altimeter, 3D compass and other outdoor specific features.

Mio Cyclo 505

The Mio Cyclo 505 is a new, lightweight bicycle navigation computer with built-in Wi-Fi. This state-of-the-art display device is designed specifically for both performance-driven cyclists and mountain bikers.

The product comes complete with ANT+ so a user can easily connect with a wireless heart-rate monitor, speed and cadence sensor or a power meter as well as providing control and navigation for ANT+ enabled LEV bikes. This product also supports ANT-FS, meaning sensor data can be stored and downloaded by a PC at a later time.

“The reliability and ease of use of ANT+, combined with its popularity in the biking segment, makes it the obvious choice of wireless technology for our products,” said Mio Technology Product Manager, Ella Xu.

One Giant Leap Kayak Power Meter

The Kayak Power Meter is the world’s first of its kind, ideal for sprint, marathon, multi-sport, and ocean racing kayakers.

The Kayak Power Meter works exactly like an ANT+ cycling power meter. Simply attach the device to the blade of the paddle to receive power output, power balance (left stroke vs. right stroke) and stroke-rate alongside your boat speed and heart rate in real-time on any Bike Power enabled ANT+ display unit.

One Giant Leap launched this product in 2011 as part of an exclusive deal with the New Zealand Olympic Kayaking Team through to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. After the Olympics, they re-developed the product for public sale and are currently on a 50-day tour around Europe to promote and demonstrate the new device.


The ANTUSB-m is a mini USB stick that enables ANT+ sensor data to be sent wirelessly to a mobile device or PC. This tiny device features many key enhancements - faster burst data rate, encrypted data channel, up to 8 network keys and advanced search mechanisms– all designed to ensure an exceptional user experience. The opportunity to custom brand this product is available as well. All authorized ANT distributors have inventory available for sale today.

Newly Certified Products

Cepstra Innovations Heart Rate Zone Pro Android App
Mio Cyclo 505
o-synce ANT+ Remote
Pioneer PotterNavi SGX-CN710
Selfloops Android App
Selfloops Group Fitness Android App
Suunto Ambit2
Suunto Ambit2 S
Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer

Marketing Update

Product Directory

Designed for Consumers; Bonus to Brands and Retailers
The ANT+ Product Directory is a complete inventory of all ANT+ certified and/or verified products and quickly connects consumers to hundreds of industry-leading devices and all compatible products within the vast ANT+ ecosystem. Devices may be searched by product name, brand, activity or product category, feature individual product photos and details and ultimately links consumers to the brand website.

To have your devices and apps listed on this Directory, register for certification now.

Promo and Partnership Opportunities

We are continually engaged in multiple media, promotional and educational initiatives that can possibly feature your brand and your product.  Contact [email protected] for more information on any of the following:

  • ANT+ Symposium Sponsorship  - showcase your product (launched or in development) or services to our targeted group of commercial and tech experts.
  • Industry Initiatives, Media Tours and Publicity Efforts – Let us help you tell your story on a global scale.
  • Holiday Spectacular Gift Guide Promotion - ANT+ Members are invited to have products showcased at this targeted media event in New Your City June 19, hosted by Max Borges Agency.  Products for prize giveaways and media bags are also welcomed.  Space is limited - contact us now!.  

Post on Facebook
The ANT+ Facebook page is a terrific channel for you to further leverage your own promotional efforts. We encourage you to post your pics, perspectives, promotional info, stories, etc. on our page, or send us the information and we will do it for you. Please submit information and suggestions to [email protected]

Facebook Contest Opportunity
We are currently looking for ANT+ Member market-ready products for an upcoming Facebook contest and giveaway campaign. If you are interested in participating or want more information, please contact us.

Related News

A look at Wahoo KICKR support on Windows via ANT, and what the rest of the industry is doing - DC Rainmaker
Suunto’s second generation of Ambit GPS watches hit the training track - Gizmag
Sigma goes high tech but keeps value price - Bicycle Retailer
Calgary tech innovator walks the walk, talks the talk for diabetes patients - Calgary Herald
o-synce ANT+ remote is a remote control for bike computers - Gizmag


Wireless Japan

May 29 - 31 | Tokyo, Japan
ANT Wireless sheds new light on practical mesh networking and wireless home at Wireless Japan.  Demonstrating a functioning home lighting system with multiple points and multiple controllers, this hands-on display will presents ANT’s proven network topology as well as the extensive established ecosystem of ANT+.  Read more >

Visit us alongside Nordic Semiconductor in booth L-11 for this innovative product demonstration as well as our diverse collection of ANT+ devices.  

World Spinning and Sport Conference (WSSC)

May 30 - June 2 | Miami, Florida
Mastering the class’ with communication from indoor fitness machines to portable devices will be the focus of our participation in the WSSC in Miami, Florida, May 30 – June 2.  Supporting ANT+ Members Star Trac and Garmin, this conference allows us to present spin instructors and trainers with the latest ANT+ solutions unique to group environments.

Tech Update

Stay Updated

All ANT tech announcements, updates and bulletins can be found in our online Developer area.  For immediate notification, subscribe to the ANT tech RSS feed.  A summary of recent updates is listed below.  Note that you will require a login account to access most of these items.

ANT-FS Reference Design Update

IMPORTANT! We have recently updated the ANT-FS Embedded Client Reference Design to address an incorrect definition for the default transmit power value. Previously this value was set to -20dBm even though the associated comment indicated that it was 0dBm. This could have resulted in poor RF performance and shorter than expected transmission distance between the ANT-FS Client and Host. The default transmit power has since been updated to 0dBm.

If you have been using this reference design as a basis for an ANT-FS Client, please review the changes and verify that your application implements the proper behaviour.  For any questions or concerns regarding this issue please contact [email protected].

FIT SDK 7.00

May 6, 2013 - Version 7.00 of the FIT SDK is now available on the downloads page.  This release includes improvements to accumulated fields (Java only, other languages will follow).  Multiple compression fields now accumulate into the same destination field. Explicitly logging an accumulated field updates the accumulated value.

Certification Spec 2.0

April 23, 2013 - ANT+ Certification Specification 2.0 is now available as part of the ANT+ Self Verification Tool zip file (version 1.3.3a) on the downloads page, and includes new checklists for LEV, Environment and Controls device profiles

Controls 2.0 Profile

April 5, 2013 - ANT+ Device Profile - Controls 2.0 is now available to all ANT+ Adopters on the documents tab of the downloads page. This profile includes: audio, video, generic and keypad control. Now you can build a 'lap button'!

SimulANT+ v1.2

April 2, 2013 - Version 1.2 of SimulANT+ is now available to ANT+ Adopters on the downloads page.  Beta version 1.2.1, with support for features of the 4.0 Beta 001 Bicycle Power profile is available to ANT+ Members on the beta section.

AN02 Device Pairing Update

March 25, 2013 - An updated version (2.3) of Application Note 02 - Device Pairing is now available on the documents tab of the downloads page.  This explains how to account for the extended device number when pairing devices.

ANTware II Beta 3.3

March 7, 2013 - Beta version 3.3 of ANTware II is now available to ANT+ Members on the downloads page, supporting 60kbps advanced bursting with frequency hopping and 128-bit AES encrypted channels.

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