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ANT+ support?

Sage
Message 11 of 20
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Message 11 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

I am always been curious about my cardio belt but never installed ANT+ service because I was concerned about energy consumption.

 

Can it be switched on demand or have to stay always on?

Learner
Message 12 of 20
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Message 12 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

I dont know... I cant get mine to work..

Commissioner
Message 13 of 20
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Message 13 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

I don't have an ANT+ device so I can't test it out, but from my understanding you install those and it should work of they are compatible.  Maybe when they push 6.0 it'll fix the problem, but based on Sony, and even ANT it is supported.  So one of those two have the fix the problem.

Apprentice
Message 14 of 20
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Message 14 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

Thanks for redirecting to a Z5 white paper that does not say anything but taht it is Ant+ compatible !

Nothing in parameters too.

After having installed several Ant+ applications and services, i only managed to get a view of my garmin heartbit belt on Ant+ Demo apps. So sound that is working but any other application like Lifelog don't see anything ...

 

When deploying a functionality, the basic wants that a minimum of information to get it working is provided.

If i make the choice to buy Sony high end, it is to avoid such situation.

Thank you.

Learner
Message 15 of 20
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Message 15 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

I had exactly the same problem with my Garmin HRM and Xperia Z5 Premium. To make it work, this is what I did:

1.I removed the old battery and turn the Heart Rate Monitor upside down for 10 minutes (to reset it)

 

2.I placed a new battery

 

3.I downloaded and installed ANT Radio Service from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dsi.ant.service.socket

 

4.I then downloaded and installed ANT+ Plugins Service from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus

 

5.I damped the electrodes of my Heart Rate Monitor with saliva, placed it on my chest and waited 5 long minutes...and it worked!!!

Scavenger Hunt Winner
Message 16 of 20
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Message 16 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

Add ANT HAL Service App to the Battery Optimisation Whitelist

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Visitor
Message 17 of 20
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Message 17 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

Thanks  NeoBeum I knew it was somnething like that, that killed my ant+ service but couldn't find where to set it.

 

Visitor
Message 18 of 20
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Message 18 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

Well it didn't totally work, I still got an ant shutdown after 30min instead of the usual 20min it.

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Scavenger Hunt Winner
Message 19 of 20
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Message 19 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?


@tomlaboulewrote:

Well it didn't totally work, I still got an ant shutdown after 30min instead of the usual 20min it.


enable developer options, then activate your ANT+ apps, then go to the "Running Services" menu... it's the 5th-ish option in Developers Option page

 

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in here, look for the ANT services, and any other related apps and add those to the whitelist.

 

(this pic is just an example of looking at which services run for the app)

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Google Play Services should be whitelisted too... there's tons of intermingled permissions that google like to mess with just to **bleep** on your parade.

 

I don't use any fit devices, so I can't tell you what those services run

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whitelist anything qualcomm while you're at it

 

don't forget about NFC

 

mine sort of looks like this 

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The other possibility is that a botched update wiped the ANT drivers

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One time poster
Message 20 of 20
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Message 20 of 20

Re: ANT+ support?

Mine ANT+ devices were not recognized. I installed the ANT tester from the playstore. It says No Service at Built-in Firmware. 

It fixed this by granting the ANT Radio Service permission to use ANT hardware. You can do so in Settings > Apps > Select ANT Radio Service > Permission > Additional Permissions > enable 'use ANT hardware'

Hopefully this will help others to enable ANT+ supoport on your phone.

I use a Z5 compact