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2013-02-20 3:37 PM

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So i have a bike computer that I bought about 2 years ago.  It is the cateye double wireless speed/cadence model number cc-CD300DW.  I am getting ready to get a GPS watch that will connect to ANT+ sensors...how can I tell if my current bike computer is ANT+ capable?


2013-02-20 3:41 PM
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http://www.thisisant.com/directory

 

I didn't see any Cateye products there. 

2013-02-20 3:42 PM
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I don't believe it is. You would have to get the garmin speed/cadence module for about $40 to get that data into your watch.
2013-02-20 3:45 PM
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damn...was hoping I could save a few bucks...
2013-02-20 4:04 PM
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TriGuy05 - 2013-02-20 4:37 PM So i have a bike computer that I bought about 2 years ago.  It is the cateye double wireless speed/cadence model number cc-CD300DW.  I am getting ready to get a GPS watch that will connect to ANT+ sensors...how can I tell if my current bike computer is ANT+ capable?

 

It's not ANT+.  Had one, had to get a Garmin GSC10 to replace it.

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I have to say this whole ANT+ thing pisses me off. Why does there have to be a bunch of different technologies to do the same thing? Perhaps there are compelling technical reasons (I doubt it), but it sucks. I just got the Bontrager computer setup for my SC. It has HR monitor capabilities. Yet the Timex devices aren't ANT+, despite being one of basically THREE companies with the most popular HR watches.... So my Timex Ironman setup doesn't work with it.


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dcomiskey - 2013-02-20 5:26 PM I have to say this whole ANT+ thing pisses me off. Why does there have to be a bunch of different technologies to do the same thing? Perhaps there are compelling technical reasons (I doubt it), but it sucks. I just got the Bontrager computer setup for my SC. It has HR monitor capabilities. Yet the Timex devices aren't ANT+, despite being one of basically THREE companies with the most popular HR watches.... So my Timex Ironman setup doesn't work with it.

I would be more likely to blame Timex than the ANT+ technology. ANT+ allows devices from different manufacturers to interact with one another. It's a bit like iPhone vs Android - both do the same thing... just not together. Pick your poison. 

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dcomiskey - 2013-02-20 5:26 PM I have to say this whole ANT+ thing pisses me off. Why does there have to be a bunch of different technologies to do the same thing? Perhaps there are compelling technical reasons (I doubt it), but it sucks. I just got the Bontrager computer setup for my SC. It has HR monitor capabilities. Yet the Timex devices aren't ANT+, despite being one of basically THREE companies with the most popular HR watches.... So my Timex Ironman setup doesn't work with it.

I would be more likely to blame Timex than the ANT+ technology. ANT+ allows devices from different manufacturers to interact with one another. It's a bit like iPhone vs Android - both do the same thing... just not together. Pick your poison. 

John

 

Correct.  The absence of ANT+ is what should be you off in any devices you own.  I'm not sure how long ANT+ has been around as I'm still kinda new to all of this, but it seems that it is the new standard for device interoperability whereas previously there just wasn't any such standard.

 

 

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So it sounds like ANT+ is like the bluetooth of cellphones...most companies have it but not all and is slowly becoming the standard?  Frustrating that my current bike computer will not talk with most updated training devices but it is a couple years old...most technology is outdated in 6 months anyway...might just mean i need to finally step up into the 21st century. 

Just means more money...I will make more next week anyway........well actually it is whatever my wife will allow me to spendTongue out

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Ant+ isn't the only protocol out there by any means but it is probably the most common. 

Polar RCX5 and other polar devices uses W.I.N.D. for there wireless. But it is a prorietary format. I'm not sure what Timex or cateye use.

However we are starting to see a lot of devices use Bluetooth low power.  

Stages new crank based PM supports both ant+ and Bluetooth.

But really the question is the same as Beta vs VHS or DVD vs Blueray.   Competing standards come out, and by the time one becomes the clear winner both are obsolete.  This isn't bad, and it is really the primary way for innovation happens.

 

 

2013-02-21 10:47 AM
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My Timex Global Trainer is ANT+  


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uctke283 - 2013-02-21 11:47 AM My Timex Global Trainer is ANT+  

I am getting one for my birthday in 2 weeks

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