Wahoo Fitness has been making some interesting accessories for the iPhone for a while now that allows the iPhone to interface with ANT+ fitness sensors to track a person’s vital stats during a workout. The company has announced that it has unveiled a new API that allows Android devices to work with ANT+ accessories.
The new API is called the Wahoo ANT+ API and using it devs can tap into all of the native functions of the Android platform to help folks get fit. The apps using the API interface with sensors for different activity types and the data the sensors gather is sent to the smartphone wirelessly using a sensor embedded inside some Android smartphones.
The sensors can be used for things like tracking heart rate to keep it within a certain zone to tracking the distance run by the user. The sensors can also interface with bikes to keep track of the rider cadence and speed plus lots more. Fitness fans that use Android will appreciate the new API.