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. 

Polar heart rate sensors H9, H10, OH1 and Verity Sense are compatible with ANT+ starting from these firmware versions:

  • H9: any version
  • H10: 3.0.35 or newer
  • OH1: 2.0.8 or newer
  • Verity Sense: any version

To see if your sensor is ANT+ compatible already from the factory, check the unit for an ANT+ logo:

Ant+ logo

Polar sensors send your heart rate signal via Bluetooth and ANT+ and H9/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 Flow mobile app.

  1. Go to Devices and choose Polar Verity Sense if you have more than one Polar device.
  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 H9/H10 sensor, the ANT+ setting resets to default setting, ie. on.
  • To see the ANT+ setting in Beat, keep your app up-to-date.

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