ANT+[1] (pronounced ant plus) is a sub-system of the base ANT protocol (a proprietary wireless technology) designed and marketed by the ANT+ Alliance, a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc.[2] It encourages interoperability and open-access to data between manufacturers of "smartphones, bike computers, diagnostics, power meters, heart rate monitors, remote control systems, etc."[1]


ANT+ is designed for the interoperable collection and transfer of sensor data as well as the integration of remote control systems such as indoor lighting, phone or television control, etc. Several main focuses of operation include fitness tasks, general medical, home care, sport, and wellness. It can also be used for data-transfer for a number of devices:[3][4][5] Currently ANT+ is implemented on more than 35 applications, produced by over 27 different manufacturers.[6]:::

Some applications:

ANT+ Alliance

The ANT+ Alliance is organized by Dynastream Innovations Inc, a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd.


The ANT+ Alliance certifies devices to ensure interoperability through compliance to device profiles. Each device profile has an icon which may be used to visually match interoperable devices sharing the same device profiles.[8]

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