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Polar now does ANT+

Old 05-09-19, 12:33 PM
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Polar now does ANT+

I got an email this morning stating that some Polar sensors can be updated to do ANT+.

Polar devices have had the dual Bluetooth/ANT+ chipsets built in for a long time but the code wasn't present for ANT+. Apparently a firmware update enables it on a couple of sensors including H10, OH-1 and OH-1+.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/03/...ge-series.html


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Wow, that is cool! know if it is rolled out yet or how to update?

That has always been a big drawback to me. Surprised to see it getting some attention from Polar...
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Only some of the sensors for now and it is enabled via firmware update.

Polar didn't want to support ANT+ because the protocol is owned by a subsidiary of Garmin. Can't say I blame them.

This is an attitude change by Polar as much as it is a business decision.

It will be nice to have ANT+ on my V650 head unit but still, I'm not holding my breath.
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