Re: What is Ant's Fit Protocol? Sun, 22 January 2017 17:27 UTC

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The URL you provide says:

"ANT/ANT+ are managed by ANT Wireless, a division of Dynastream
Innovations Inc.......Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a
wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. in December 2006. "

So, there is the most likely reason for using a new proprietary
solution.  They OWN the company.  Clearly, the company's software is
superior to any solution that was 'Not Invented Here'.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alessandro Vesely" <>
Sent:Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:10:57 +0100
Subject:What is Ant's Fit Protocol?

 I annoyingly see this stuff in some GPS devices. It seems to be a
 protocol for wireless communication, also used as a file format. It
is resumed 

 I'm wondering why companies use that protocol instead of an open
standard. Is 
 it because there is no suitable open standard or just because they
hate open 

 I would try and dissuade open source packages, e.g. gpsbabel, to try
to support 
 it, since that protocol seems to be going to change unpredictably and
 their software will never work. Opinions?

 TIA for any reply