Polar + Suunto: Proof of something new planned? :: Speculation with a BIT of evidence

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Source: @nikanorov, Bluetooth.org
Source: @nikanorov, Bluetooth.org

Thanks to @nikaranov for this link to a registration on the Bluetooth SIG site. I’m not sure exactly what it is, possibly the registration of a new Bluetooth product or maybe a variant of an existing one.

I imagine the revelation that ‘polar are working on a new product’ is not so surprising. However the SIG registration may signal the IMMINENCY of such a product.

Also interesting, below, is Suunto’s new ANT+ and Bluetooth speed/cadence sensor on https://www.thisisant.com/directory/. Does this mean they are planning an AMBIT4 that is compatible again with ANT+ sensors? Or is it just merely a sensor that is backward compatible from the Bluetooth only AMBIT3 to the BTLE and ANT compatible SMBIT2.

SUUNTO ANT+ and BTLE Speed Cadence Sensor
SUUNTO ANT+ and BTLE Speed Cadence Sensor

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9 thoughts on “Polar + Suunto: Proof of something new planned? :: Speculation with a BIT of evidence

    1. @Greg. yes there’s quite a few similar looking ones out there … some look like garmin, some like MIO Cycle etc etc. there must be some factory or three in china churning them out by the 1000s

      1. exactly 😀 just like all the foot-pods (Garmin(ant+), Suunto(ant+), Adidas(ant+ or Bt_smart)) & Wahoo RPM (ANT+/BT_smart) … they are all made by Dynastream (ANT+) … owned by Garmin!

    1. possibly. it must already do Bluetooth tho with the link to the smartphone app. I suspect you may be right but hope you are wrong!! (in a nice way)

  1. i’m not surprised at all!

    The suunto sensor (speed/cadence) will look exactly like the wahoo rpm … they’re made by Dynastream (owned by garmin). That’s the reason why all the foot-pods look the same (Garmin, Suunto, Adidas, Wahoo rpm). The only difference is the chip/software inside (ANT+/BT_smart … or both).

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