IpSensorMan Manages talking to various sporting sensors using ANT+™ or Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy interfaces. Using a separate app allows multiple client apps to access to the sensors simultaneously. Most of the hard work for talking to the various standard sensors is provided by the app simplifying the client apps. Simplified information is broadcast to any registered application that wants access to the sensor data.
This product is ANT+ certified and complies with the following specified ANT+ device profiles:
Bicycle speed data
Bicycle cadence data
Bicycle combined speed and cadence data
Bicycle power data
Heart rate data
Beta support for the following profiles. Not gone though certification yet.
Stride Based Speed and Distance (footpod)
Environment (Garmin Tempe)
Polar Wearlink®+ transmitter with Bluetooth® and Zephyr HxM BlueTooth Heart rate monitor support added with 1.2.6
Bluetooth Low Energy / Bluetooth Smart support is currently in beta please see http://www.iforpowell.com/cms/index.php?page=btle-beta for details and to sign up.
IpSensorMan should recognize other ANT+ sensor types although full decoding support is not currently implemented.
Currently the applications using IpSensorMan are:
IpBike an ANT+ sensor based bike computer. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.iforpowell.android.ipbike
IpPeloton an app to show details from other ANT+ heart rate monitors and power sensors. So you can easily compare your effort with your riding companions effort. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.iforpowell.android.ippeloton
IpWatts an application to log the data from multiple power sensors simultaniously with a single timebase. Also logs a single Speed, Cadence and Heart rate source. The app you need if you want to compare Power meters.
IpSmartHr an app to display your heart rate on Sony’s SmartWatch.
Other applications may well be added.
If you are a developer and want to use this interface then please feel free to email me.
Network communications – full Internet access. The crash reporting system want this. Also I collect usage stats via flurry.com. I am really interested what phones it is installed on and what ANT+ sensors it is used with. You can switch this off from the options.
Hardware controls – ANT radio access. I won’t be able to do much without this one.
System tools – modify global system settings, prevent phone from sleeping. There is an option to keep ANT active when the phone is in airplane mode which us useful for saving power, this needs to modify the system settings. You still need to do the airplane mode entry yourself. This feature needs at least version 2.6 of ANT Radio Services. If we are actively monitoring the ant radio the phone will not sleep, the screen may still go off though.
Bluetooth – in order to support the Bluetooth Heart rate monitors.
ANT Compatible phones.
Sony Xperia™ S
Sony Xperia™ SL
Sony Xperia™ Arco S
Sony Xperia ion
Sony Live with Walkman
Sony Xperia arc
Sony Xperia arc S
Sony Xperia mini
Sony Xperia mini pro
Sony Xperia neo
Sony neo V
Sony Xperia M
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony Xperia pro
Sony Xperia ray
Sony Xperia X8
Sony Xperia X10 mini
Sony Xperia X10 Mini pro
For details on USB Host mode and using an ANT usb stick please see
Fix potential crash while enabling Bluetooth.
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