The connection is a key point in any smartphone . From the most advanced to the most basic, all of them need these systems to be able to perform tasks such as connecting to the Internet, making a call, sending a photo to a friend or using navigation services. Logically, the simplest mobiles only have the basic systems, while the high-end ones usually have a long list of connections, especially wireless. If you have taken a look at a data sheet of a last generation mobile, it is very likely that you have found a new system called ANT +. More and more mobiles are integrating this wireless technology, but what is it for?It is a system that is designed for the interoperability of several devices quickly and easily. Its main focus is wearables , those new devices that are attached to our wrist and can read information about our health and sports activity. Most smart watches already have this system included, but they are not the only products that bet on this system.
ANT + is a wireless technology that, as we said, is intended for readers of physical activity and other vital signs, although this is not its only application. This is a standard system that already has more than 300 members. The idea is similar to that of the Bluetooth or WiFi Direct connection, that is, we can pass information between two computers without having to use cables. However, the ANT + allows more than two computers to be connected. For example, a phone and a smartwatch could be collecting information from a heart rate monitor at the same time.. Another of its advantages is that, unlike Bluetooth, this system will not consume power unless we are using an application that requires the ANT + system . This is the technology with which our watch sends information to the mobile about the steps we have taken in a day, our pulsations or the speed we have reached. The ANT + system can also be found in other sports accessories such as bicycles, action cameras, gym equipment (treadmills, elliptical ...) or scales .
The fact that the system is standard allows any brand to include the system in their equipment. As we said, there are more than 300 manufacturers that have already opted for this technology, a way to connect devices to each other even if each one is from a different manufacturer. In order to use this system, it is necessary to download an application that uses this technology, such as a keystroke reader or similar. More and more applications are compatible with ANT +, a system that has already become the standard for communication between sports accessories. We can find it in the most cutting-edge mobiles, such as the Sony Xperia Z3, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or theHTC Desire Eye.