Smartphones or tablets can be compatible with the latest generation Elite trainers (with ANT + or Bluetooth Smart protocols) if they have connectivity with these protocols.
Depending on the operating system of your device, you can check for compatibility.
Two apps can be downloaded to check instantly if the device has these protocols
Bluetooth Smart = BLE Checker
ANT+ = ANT Tester
Smartphone compatible ( it is not necessary any adaptor or external dongle )
Smartphone not compatible
It is necessary to check the manufacturer's website Apple or follow this simple rule:
Bluetooth Smart = iPad 3 and upper and iPhone 5 and upper
ANT + = no iOS device has ANT connectivity
WE DON'T SUGGEST THEM, SOMETIMES THEY WORK, SOMETIMES NOT.
PLEASE PREFERE THE BLUETOOTH SOLUTION IF POSSIBLE