Bluetooth vs ANT Technology

Both Bluetooth and ANT are ultra-low-power, short-range wireless technologies. What is the difference between them?
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- everything RF

Oct 6, 2018

ANT™ is a 2.4-GHz wireless networking protocol developed by Canadian company Dynastream Innovations, a subsidiary of GPS technology provider Garmin. It ultra-low-power, short-range wireless technology can enable devices to run on a coin cell battery for years. This is a competitive technology to Bluetooth, however could not get the mass adoption required to make this a more mainstream technology. 

ANT vs Bluetooth Technology

Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
Network TopologiesPoint to Point, Star, Mesh, TreePoint to Point, Star, Mesh
Channel Bandwidth1 MHz2 MHz
Protocol StackSimpleComplex
Data Rate1 Mbps2 Mbps
Coverage Range100 m400 m
Security128 bit AES128 bit AES