ANT Radio Service

ANT Radio Service

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This service is similar to the system components that enable other forms of wireless connectivity on your phone (ie. WiFi, NFC) and will not run or use system resources unless you start an app that requires ANT wireless communication. It is pre-installed by your device manufacturer to allow the built-in ANT hardware already present in your mobile device to operate. If you do not intend to use this feature there will be no impact to your system and no further action is required.

If this service is not pre-installed on your phone you may still be able to enable ANT+ communication, see http://www.thisisant.com/developer/ant/ant-in-android/ for more info.

What is ANT?

ANT is an extremely power efficient wireless communication technology. ANT allows you to connect to, and make use of various other ANT or ANT+ devices. Today, this service allows you to connect to popular interoperable ANT+ sport/fitness/health devices such as heart rate sensors, fitness equipment, cycling products, weight scales and more. In the future it will be possible to use ANT to enable a myriad of new applications from your mobile device, such as home automation control of lighting, temperature and door lock functions. Visit www.thisisant.com for more info.

How to use:

This system service cannot be launched directly. It will run automatically in the background whenever any application that requires ANT wireless communication is used.
ANT+ enabled applications also typically require downloading the ANT+ Plugins http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus

Some popular apps enhanced with ANT+:
* Samsung S Health
* Garmin Fit™
* SportsTracker by STL
* Endomondo
* My Tracks
* Run.GPS Trainer UV
* IpBike, IpWatts, IpPeloton, IpSmartHr
* Selfloops
* SportyPal
* MapMyFITNESS/RIDE/RUN/WALK+/HIKE/DOGWALK

Developing ANT Applications:

ANT is an ultra low power wireless technology great for low data rate applications such as sensors, monitors, beacons, command and control, etc. Connecting devices and transferring data is simple using our ANT API. Developing apps for ANT+ devices is even easier using our ANT+ Plugins API. These APIs are free to use. More information is available at http://www.thisisant.com/developer/ant/ant-in-android/.

Required Android Permissions:

‘Network communication- Full Internet access’: The ANT Radio Service will never download or upload any data over the internet. This permission is only required because it is possible to install the ANT Radio Service on an Android Emulator (ie: for development purposes) in which case it requires access to internet sockets to communicate with an ANT USB Stick on the host Windows PC using the ANT Android Emulator Tools. This communication requires the INTERNET permission but only communicates with the local PC.

‘System tools- Modify global system settings’: This allows initialization of whether ANT should be turned off or kept on when Airplane mode is entered.

More Info:
* ANT and ANT+ in general http://www.thisisant.com
* ANT on Android http://www.thisisant.com/consumer/ant-101/ant-in-phones/
* ANT+ Certified Apps http://www.thisisant.com/directory/filter/~/115/~/
* Other ANT+ Certified Products http://www.thisisant.com/directory/

Please send any questions to android@thisisant.com as it is difficult to respond to all questions left in reviews.

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This service is similar to the system components that enable other forms of wireless connectivity and will not run or use system resources unless running apps are using ANT wireless communication. It is pre-installed by your device manufacturer to allow the built-in ANT hardware already present in your mobile device to operate. If you do not intend to use this feature there will be no impact to your system and no further action is required.

v4.2
- More bug fixes and stability improvements.


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Comments and ratings for ANT Radio Service
  • (54 stars)

    by Calvin Koch on 17/04/2014

    Bloatware Bloatware

  • (54 stars)

    by chenae Campos on 17/04/2014

    Do not want

  • (54 stars)

    by Jennifer Erb on 17/04/2014

    Did not want this nor did i download it so why do I have it?

  • (54 stars)

    by Martin Connell on 17/04/2014

    reminds you to keep your software updated so that we could look at you anytime we like. Make sure you keep your cameras free of obstructions. Be a good citizen and report any abnormalities or suspicious behavior to a local authorities. Welcome to the

  • (54 stars)

    by Jim Henshaw on 17/04/2014

    How do I get this off my phone !! Or more to the point who said you could install it in the first place ?

  • (54 stars)

    by Ian Pallas on 17/04/2014

    these services are just the equivalent of the Bluetooth stack which allows apps to use Bluetooth on your phone, but for ANT+. Instead of being built deeper down at the system level (where you wouldn't find it in your apps list), it's been distributed on t

  • (54 stars)

    by eddie messer on 17/04/2014

    Self install program. Didnt ask for it dont want it. Just another hack app