ANT - The Wireless Sensor Network Solution
How TrainingPeaks and ANT+ created a customized solution for Timex
Timex knows that the watch is what they do best. So, when the company decided to add software to their watches, they went looking for help from someone as dedicated to software as Timex is to their hardware. Timex selected TrainingPeaks, the world’s premier training software company, to design a customized online solution for the Timex Race Trainer.
TrainingPeaks also knows what they do best: software. The only missing link was communication between the Timex watch and TrainingPeaks software. For this final piece of the puzzle, TrainingPeaks contacted ANT+, the industry-leading standard in wireless communications technology.
Compatible with a wide range of devices, ANT+ wireless communications offers interoperability between not only the hardware and the software, but also allows data integration from multiple devices, making the technology a clear choice for any manufacturer interested in staying on the cutting edge of the industry standard. The technology is also the lowest power radio frequency available, providing the longest battery life.
ANT+ technology allows the Timex Race Trainer to instantly upload workout data from the watch to TrainingPeaks online software via a seamless wireless communication network, tracking the training recorded on the watch over time to give the athlete a meaningful summary of their progress towards their goals.
Within TrainingPeaks, workouts uploaded from the Timex Race Trainer and over 70 other compatible training devices can be reviewed to analyze heart rate, speed, pace, cadence, power, and GPS data. Mapping and graphing functionality allow athletes to examine details of their performance both within each individual workout and cumulatively over time as they progress towards their goals. In addition to the online software, TrainingPeaks WKO+ desktop software is also compatible with over 70 training devices and can be used for even more in-depth analysis of workout data, particularly for power files.
By working together, TrainingPeaks and ANT+ were able to create a customized solution for a large and prestigious client, furthering the evolution of the Timex product in the new millennium. The Timex Race Trainer has been transformed from a sleek accessory to a powerful tool, allowing athletes to get serious about their training and achieve their goals. Learn more about what ANT+ and TrainingPeaks have done for other companies and what we can do for you by visiting www.thisisant.com and peaksware.com.