Barcelona, Spain – February 25, 2014 – ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today confirms that ANT+ is a native feature of Samsung’s latest flagship products including the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and the Samsung S Health 3.0 custom health app.
Now celebrating ten years in wearable technology, ANT+ continues to link Samsung consumers to highly functional and innovative ANT+ sport, fitness and health monitoring solutions. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 with the updated S Health 3.0 focuses on assisting users in maintaining healthier lifestyles and gives consumers immediate access to ANT+ sensors from leading brands such as A&D Medical, Concept2, Garmin, Octane, Star Trac, Timex and Woodway. With ANT+, the S Health 3.0 app connects users to ANT+ products such as Fitness Equipment, Bike Speed and Cadence Meters, Heart Rate Monitors, Weight Scales, and Blood Pressure Cuffs.
“It’s exciting to bring the best in wearable technology products to customers of the world’s most popular handsets via ANT+,” stated Rod Morris, VP, ANT Wireless. “ANT+ has been engineered to enable devices that fit seamlessly into a person’s many activities and we’re proud to be a part of Samsung’s commitment to the optimal user experience.”
The Samsung Galaxy S4, Note3, Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Galaxy Grand 2 (LTE), and the Galaxy J are already enabled with the extensive ANT+ capabilities and interoperability. Because the devices are ANT+, Samsung users are able to engage in the varied and extendable activities, including those in the Gym (group and individual fitness), home (weight scale, blood pressure), and outdoors (cycling, running, swimming, etc.).
As per the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S5 also brings Samsung customers wireless connection to over 100M ANT+ enabled products available worldwide. Consumers may access the complete listing of Samsung’s ANT+ certified products and apps at the ANT+ Product directory, http://www.thisisant.com/
ANT+ is the wireless communication link that facilitates interoperability between certified devices. Designed for reliability and fast time-to-market, ANT+ opens up vast possibilities for Android app developers and product manufacturers.
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About ANT / ANT+ (www.thisisant.com)
ANT is an established protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. With over 100 million devices in the market, ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ products and the collection and automatic transfer of sensor data. Applicable in sport, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol) defines device profiles that specify data formats, channel parameters and network keys.
ANT+ is the pervasive ULP wireless technology facilitating the capture of critical market share in the exploding mobile sensor sector. This standardized communication platform enables quick-to-market solutions for application developers, sensor manufacturers, cell phone makers. ANT+ has amassed an ecosystem of world-class technology vendors in the ANT+ Alliance, an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. These industry leaders offer readily-available brand name products for sport, wellness management and home health monitoring. Visit thisisant.com/directory for a complete listing of ANT+ certified and verified products.
The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. (www.dynastream.com). Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. in December 2006. Dynastream is based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, and is a world innovator in the research and development of inertial and wireless technology.
ANT+ Product Directory (www.thisisant.com/directory)
The ANT+ Product Directory is a complete inventory of all ANT+ certified or verified products. It is a tool designed specifically to help consumers source 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, allowing the consumer to create a monitoring system that meets their specific needs.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.