ANT Radio Service
ANT is an extremely efficient wireless communication protocol. It was used as the basis for the creation of the Ant Radio Service application which is used to control the ANT hardware of your devices. The Radio Service application allows you to connect and use ANT or ANT + devices.
Why use ANT Radio Service?
ANT + is a wireless communication technology that, as mentioned previously. This technology is used for remote control activities between devices. It is intended for physical activity readers and other vital sign monitors, although it is not the only application. With the ANT Radio Service application, you can therefore remotely control and have all the information via other GPS applications, a pedometer, pulse sensors, heart rate sensors, fitness equipment, products for cyclists, weight scales, etc. The principle is similar to that of the Bluetooth or WiFi Direct connection, that is to say that you can transmit information between two computers without having to use cables. However, ANT + allows you to connect more than two devices. For example, a phone and a smartwatch could collect information simultaneously from a heart rate monitor. Another advantage is that, unlike Bluetooth, this system will not consume energy unless you use an application that requires the ANT + system.
If Ant Radio Service is not installed on your Smartphone, you will not be able to connect to these external devices or applications. The Ant Radio service is often preinstalled on Android devices, but can also be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store on your iOS devices.