Posts Tagged ‘ant+’

The MOTOACTV seems super awesome.  

Specs are off the hook.  600MHZ processor.  256MB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage

And for connectivity it includes GPS, 802.11B/G/N, Bluetooth 4.0, Ant+, FM tuner.

It MAY include some sort of cellular connection but I can’t figure this part out.

… and it’s been rooted.

It’s been a dream of mine for a while now to have 24/7 sensor data for my biohacking activities.

Heart rate, body temperature, would be two good applications.

I can record the data on my phone and either spool it to the SD card or stream it right to the cloud.

NOT having to ever sync is VERY important.

The one downside is that this data wouldn’t necessarily work with applications like Runkeeper, Fitocracy, etc.  

But having a device like this running Linux which is nearly ALMOST part of your body and connected 24/7 is pretty darn cool.

If I can get a good device like this that I can hack that has topomaps I won’t need to by a Garmin GPS for backpacking.

I also think it would be a major leap technologically for me personally.

I would essentially become a practical self-hackable cyborg.  Having a Linux device physically attached to me and monitoring my data would have a lot of interesting applications.

What’s up with this? This makes me crazy :-P

Google releases the Android Open Accessory API but fails to ship ANT+ support?

ONLY USB and no Bluetooth for now.

This is amazingly LAME.

Sony can ship ANT+ for Android but Google can’t?

The demo they gave on the screen, with an Android game monitoring the pace of the bike could have actually been done directly with existing ANT+ open standard wireless.

In fact, my new Trek Madone 5.5 ACTUALLY HAS AN INTEGRATED ANT+ ALREADY.

I could download the existing game and throw my bike on a trainer and actually play the game via existing hardware using an open wireless standard with existing technology.

So now my bike needs to have a USB port? Lame.

For Google to adopt a new API but ignore existing open wireless standards is amazingly lame.

Wow. This is really slick. The new Sony Ericsson Xperia phones have Ant+ integrated directly into the phone hardware.

This is huge as it means that more support for ANT+ will hopefully be forthcoming and other vendors


I am pleased to announce that the much anticipated ANT API for Android has now been released. The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8, Xperia™ X10 mini and Xperia™ X10 mini pro will be among the first commercially available Android phones to support ANT. The good folks at Sony Ericsson have indicated that support will be added to more devices in the near future.  Applications will be able to utilize this API in the announced devices as well as in all future devices supporting ANT.

[From ANT API for Android™ released | Developer World]