Menu

What is ANT+™ in Polar products?

ANT+™ is a wireless transmission protocol like Bluetooth®, but it does not require pairing like Bluetooth does. When you send ANT+ signal the nearest compatible ANT+ receiver is able to pick it up. 

New Polar heart rate sensors H10 and OH1 are now compatible with ANT+ and current H10 and OH1 sensors will be too with the upcoming firmware updates. To see if your sensor is ANT+ compatible already from the factory, check the unit for an ANT+ logo:

Polar sensors send your heart rate signal via Bluetooth and ANT+ and H10 also via 5 kHz GymLink, at the same time. This is handy if you want to see your heart rate also with ANT+ cycling computers and gym equipment for example.

ANT+ HR transmission is on by default. You can turn it off in the Polar Beat mobile app.

  1. Go to Settings > HR sensor.

     
     
  2. Toggle off ANT+.

You can turn it on again later, if you want. Having it on doesn't really affect battery life, but it does make your heart rate visible to any ANT+ devices nearby.

Good to know

  • ANT+ does not work under water.
  • When you replace batteries in the H10 sensor, the ANT+ setting resets to default setting, ie. on.
  • The earliest sensor firmware versions supporting the ANT+ setting are: H10 v.3.0.35 or newer and OH1 v. 2.0.8 or newer.
  • To see the ANT+ setting in Beat, keep your app up-to-date.

 

Contact Us
Contact Us
Request repair
Request repair

Change region

If your country is not listed on this page, please find your local contact details, retailers and stores and service points on our global site.