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ant+ support?

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By krst, Junior Member on 13th February 2011, 02:19 AM
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With the latest update of googles my tracks now ant+ support was added for external sensors, like footpods, heart rate monitors etc.

Anyone have an idea if the defy has the appropriate chip in it that will enable this in the future? Have read so far in a very early forum statement from motorola that this would not work but then again what customer support tells you is not always the whole truth :) Both the TI omap 3610 and 3630 does according to their product sheet indicate to support the needed wilink chip. Ericsson have just last week activated ant+ support in all their current android phones so it does seem possible to do things like this, if the manufacturer wants off course :)

Appreciate any help or info! Thanks
17th February 2011, 12:18 PM |#2  
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I'm also looking for this, there are some indications that the chipset supports this hardware wise, below is a comment quoted from Jollo at the Motorola developer forum:

"Maybe you know about the first attempts to ANT+ sensor usage in android phones by HTC (ANT+ could be seen as de-facto standard for sports activities sensors like foot- or heart-pace). They used an ordinary Legend which was just flashed to enable the ANT+-capabilities of the TI WiLink radio chipset.

In case the Defy will use such chipset (specs don't name this, but even WiLink Gen. 6 should be adequate), this phone as one of the rare ruggedized ones running Android could become an outstanding sports-device. Even if there is no Software using these capabilities of recording heart-pace or other sensor-data yet, i could imagine that this would be just a question of weeks after the first ANT+-enabled Android phone will reach the market"

23rd September 2011, 01:43 PM |#3  
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Any information of the possibility of supporting Ant+ by the Defy?
5th January 2012, 02:42 PM |#4  
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this is just an idea. I have to say I do not know to much details about Android driver programming but is there perhaps a chance to port/take the driver from the MOTOACTV device.

www engadget com/2011/12/24/motoactv-torn-down-and-rooted-turned-into-a-tablet-for-ants/[/url]

de engadget com/2011/12/26/motorola-motoactv-wird-kleinstes-tablet-der-welt-video/
(Sorry I am not allowed yet to post direct links)

Perhaps an expert could give a statement here!?

All the best,
17th November 2019, 10:44 AM |#5  
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Nobody an idea from this topic ant+ driver for defy?
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