How does the Garmin USB ANT stick work?

How does the Garmin USB ANT stick work?

USB ANT Stick™

Transfer workout data seamlessly to our free web-based community with this USB ANT Stick. Simply plug the stick into your computer’s USB port, and it will automatically receive your activity data when your compatible fitness device is within range.

What is a USB ANT+ stick?

An ANT+ Mini USB dongle. The ANT+ Stick is a neat device that sits in one of your laptop’s USB ports, allowing it to send and receive the ANT+ protocol.

How do I put images on my Garmin GPS?


  1. Connect the device to the computer.
  2. Press Windows Key + E on your keyboard.
  3. Double-click on the Garmin drive.
  4. Double-click on the JPEG or Pictures folder.
  5. Copy and paste or drag and drop the desired JPEGor Picture files into this folder.
  6. Once transfer is complete, safely disconnect the device from your computer.

Is Garmin an ANT+?

Many newer generation Garmin devices can be used with wireless ANT+‍ or BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) sensors. Garmin recommends always using the ANT+ connection on a sensor if it is available with your Garmin device.

Is ANT+ better than Bluetooth?

Bluetooth Smart Communication
Because of Bluetooths communication protocol it can transmit data faster than ANT+, roughly 64x per second, 16x faster than ANT+. When using Bluetooth, once a connection between two devices has been made, no other bluetooth accessories can connect to the same device.

What is the range of ANT+?

Trainer radio range
ANT+ and Bluetooth are both short-range, low-power protocols. In our experience, ANT+ is reliable to a maximum distance of about 10ft (3m), and Bluetooth to about 15ft (4.5m).

What does ANT+ stand for?

ANT+ stands for interoperability which means that ANT+ products from multiple brands work together. Plus, because devices are compatible, you can always add to or update your monitoring system.

How do I change my Garmin splash screen?

Select Settings > System > Sounds and Display > Startup Image > Select Image. Select the memory card slot. Select the image. Select Set as Startup Image.

Can I use my Garmin watch to take pictures?

On your watch: tap the Camera button to trigger the camera shutter on your phone. The photo will be stored in your phone photo gallery and you can access it with the iOS “Photos” app or the Android “Gallery” app.

Can iPhone pick up ANT+?

Unfortunately, iPhones and iPads do not have the physical hardware inside to receive ANT+ signals. The only option to use with Apple devices are the Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitors.

Why do you need an ANT+ Dongle?

An ANT+ dongle is a small device that fits into a USB port, and serves as an external receiver for ANT+. This wireless connection will allow your laptop to connect to your smart trainer without interfering with any other sensors.

Which is better Bluetooth or ANT+?

Does Bluetooth interfere with ANT+?

Wireless devices such as 2.4 GHz routers, wireless speakers and wireless mice may interfere with the ANT+ and Bluetooth signal. ANT+ and Bluetooth use the 2.4 GHz band. Try moving any other wireless devices a couple of feet away. If you suspect your router to be interfering, you can change your wireless channel.

Is it better to use ANT+ or Bluetooth?

What is Garmin ActiveCaptain?

ActiveCaptain is a free all-in-one app that offers the ultimate connected boating experience. This award-winning app allows you to manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere, connecting your Android or iOs smartphone or mobile device directly to your compatible Garmin chartplotter and devices.

How do I put my name on my Garmin?

Open the Garmin Connect app. Select Settings. Select Profile & Privacy. Update your name in the field at the top of the page.

Can I control my phone camera with my watch?

Control your phone’s Camera
Use your watch as a mini screen to view what your phone’s camera is seeing, so you can get the perfect shot. On your watch, navigate to the Camera Controller app. The Camera will automatically launch on your connected phone.

How do I take a picture with my watch?

Use Camera Remote on Apple Watch — Apple Support – YouTube

Which is better ANT+ or Bluetooth?

How do I enable ANT+ on my iPhone?

Install the iOS app for Viiiiva on your iDevice. Enable Bluetooth on your iDevice, open the Viiiiva app and pair your Viiiiva to your iDevice. Wake up your ANT+ devices and pair them via the Viiiiva app. Be sure to click “Done” to save your pairing.

Can Iphone pick up ANT+?

Is Garmin ActiveCaptain free?

The free ActiveCaptain app creates a powerful connection between your compatible smart device and Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the boating community. Use it to activate your Garmin Navionics+™ or Garmin Navionics Vision+™ subscription, plus download daily updates and premium content.

Did Garmin buy navionics?

Garmin is proud to announce that it has acquired Navionics S.p.A., a privately-held worldwide provider of electronic navigational charts and mobile applications for the marine industry. Navionics has long been known as a leading supplier of highly accurate navigational charts and mobile applications for boaters.

How do I change my Garmin?

Changing Device and User Settings in Garmin Connect

  1. Open the Garmin Connect app.
  2. Open the menu.
  3. Select Garmin Devices.
  4. If you have more than one device, select the device you would like to make changes to.
  5. Select an option to edit (such as User Settings).
  6. Make the desired changes.

How do I change my Garmin Bluetooth name?

Touch Bluetooth. Touch the 3 dots in the top right corner. Touch Rename this device. Type in the desired Friendly Name for the device.