Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Laguna Hills, OC, California
Runtastic would be way over their heads and insane to not be compatible with such industry standard as ANT+, BLE, Wahoo. They are not Apple - ;-). Their business is software and servers, and it should be in their interest to be compatible with as much hardware as possible. They are competing with Strava, etc., that are doing everything possible to be compatible with as much hardware as possible. In addition, it is not easy to define, develop and to MAINTAIN different communications standard. What a nightmare. If you buy stuff from Amazon, they will take it back if not compatible, but the chance of that is small to none. They want to add features to compete, not to spend all their energies messing up and maintaining new communications protocol. they can get the hardware, the drivers and the hardware support from Wahoo, so why bother. They cannot charge a nickel by doing it themselves. That is why they brought the price down. Most people, just like you guys, can see through it anyway. People that don't accept established software environments end up like Sony (or Microsoft phones).