SelfLoops has announced a new accessory that brings ANT+ support to just about any Android device. This little goodie is called the SelfLoops ANT+ Accessory and it arrives with support for devices running Android 2.3.4 or later. And in addition, this is also packing a 2000 mAh battery and promises support for any app that is using the official ANT Alliance API.
Basically, the SelfLoops ANT+ Accessory sounds like something the fitness lovers may want to check out. The ANT+ Accessory will be able to display data to include heart rate, foot speed, distance, bike speed, power and cadence. It pretty much just needs any certified ANT+ sensor so it is really up to the user in terms of what they want to track and record. While there are a wide variety of ANT+ products, a few manufacturers include Timex, Garmin and Geonaute.
This setup connects to your smartphone using a USB connection. The ANT+ Accessory weighs 1.76 ounces and measures in at 0.43 (H) x 2.4 (W) x 3.45 (D) inches. In addition to being able to grab data from ANT+ sensors, this will also power your smartphone by way of the 2000 mAh battery.
Judging from the SelfLoops website, using the ANT+ Accessory looks to be simple enough. There will be a few apps to install (ANT Radio Service and SelfLoops ANT Service) the first time, but otherwise, it is just a matter of turning it on and connecting it to your phone.
With that, the SelfLoops has the ANT+ Accessory is currently priced $115. SelfLoops has this available in a variety of colors and are accepting pre-orders at this time. The ANT+ Accessory is then expected to begin shipping on October 1.