Garmin ANT+ Profile Changes are now in beta
There are changes to the ANT+ profile that have been defined and accepted and are now in an advanced beta state being used by developers outside of Garmin. By itself, this does NOT mean that you or I will be able to use these features yet, but rather that companies like Garmin and Wahoo can start to implement them in their own ecosystems.
Specifically, I know that the Temperature profile is now at this stage and there may be other changes too that I don’t know about. Within the temperature profile are spaces for CORE TEMPERATURE and SKIN TEMPERATURE as well as parts under the hood where DATA QUALITY can be noted.
via: @Chris, thank you
What This Means
The Temperature profile is a niche standard and will almost certainly be used in May/June 2023 with the release of the PRO versions of Epix 2 and Fenix 7. Alongside that, we will likely also see the CORE Sensor very quickly follow the standards if it doesn’t already do that. I would speculate that Wahoo quickly introduces support and I heard also that Coros and Polar (perhaps also Suunto) were working to support the BLE side of things. Literally an hour after posting, SRAM/Hammerhead confirmed CORE integration onto KAROO 2 with temp data output in the FIT file.
Supporting temperature is an interesting commercial exercise for watch vendors as CORE temperature is a pro-athlete and athlete-lab metric, whereas SKIN temperature very much fits on the wellness side of things. If you chose to support one I guess it makes sense to kill two birds with one stone.
CORE generally recommends that trained athletes use 38.5 Celcius as a threshold to stay below, whereas skin temperature can fluctuate wildly for numerous reasons.
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