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CABLE (Connect ANT to BLE) is a low power radio product used to receive data from ANT+ enabled sensors and convert the data to the appropriate BLE services via a BLE peripheral connection. The supported ANT+ profiles are Heart Rate, Bike Speed, Bike Cadence, Bike Speed/Cadence, Bike Power. Any or all of the ANT+ device profiles are received by the CABLE and relayed to BLE endpoint via the appropriate BLE services. The supported Bike Power profiles include Power Only, Wheel Torque, Crank Torque, and Crank Torque Frequency.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, CABLE orders can only be shipped to North American addresses as it has not yet been approved to ship internationally.
Your CABLE purchases comes with a limited Six Month Warranty. NPE will repair or replace any unit found to have a manufacturing defect within the warranty period, provided that notification is given within the warranty period and the product is returned to NPE. The warranty period is determined from initial product shipment date from NPE. Mishandling of the CABLE unit is not a manufacturing defect.
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Posted by Pat on 18th Apr 2017
The CABLE works amazingly well as an ANT+ to BLE bridge, exactly as described. It can be a little finicky, and you may need to reset the ANT+ sensors (within the CABLE iOS app) on occasion but it takes mere seconds so it isn't a big deal. It pairs perfectly with Zwift, not a single issue there.
My CABLE arrived with a dead battery, which was an inconvenience but not a big deal. I bought a 4 pack of Duracell batteries and managed to plow through them in the course of 3 months, using the CABLE 2-4 times a week. This occurred while making sure to follow their directions for powering down and putting the device in a place it won't get even the slightest bump. In mid-April NPE released an update for their iOS application which includes a firmware update, unfortunately the useful season for my CABLE has ended for the year. I guess I will hope for better battery life next year.
The most annoying part of this process was that I used NPE's contact form to inquire about the DOA battery and high battery usage but never heard anything back until weeks later when the patch was released.
Without a doubt this devices fills a gap in the market, and it does it well. Just stock up on batteries to avoid disappointment in finding a dead/dying device when you go to use it.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Apr 2017
My previous review was in January 2017, a week after receiving the CABLE sensor. I've used it primarily to connect a Garmin HR strap to an iPad for use with Zwift. It still works as advertised, but the battery life is much shorter than I anticipated. I've been through 4 batteries since purchasing the unit. (Typical use is 2-3 times a week for an hour or so.) I'm careful to manually shut down the sensor with the app after each workout.
Customer service has been very responsive and their engineers are working on improvements through firmware updates. The product does what it's designed to do, just beware of the short battery life.
NPE Staff Response: Thank you for your review. As we've communicated, the latest CABLEConfig version, version 1.1.2, available from the AppStore as of March 15, 2017 has 4 battery management improvements specifically designed to extend battery life. Also, please remember to fully power off the sensors you have paired with CABLE when you are no longer using them. Please contact us if you experience any further issues. Thanks again!
2nd NPE Staff Response: On April 12, 2017, NPE engineering found and is in the process of fixing another key CABLE component that will significantly improve battery life. The firmware release for this improvement should be available within a few days from the AppStore.
Posted by Fil on 10th Apr 2017
I was able to connect my garmin speed and candence sensors through Cable to my iPhone without any issues. Finds the ant+ sensors right away and the set up on the phone was a brieze.
Bought it in order to connect my iPad to Zwift. So far it seems to work well.
Unit must be within 18 inches of ant sensors, at least in my case for it to work. First day i had it in my pocket for convenience but it dropped some of the info every once and a while. Switched it on my next ride to be in the saddle bag right over the rear tire and above the sensors and had no issues.
Definately works as advertised.
Posted by Mark on 3rd Apr 2017
No hassles - that's what I want from my workout gear.
My CABLE shipped super fast, set up in seconds, and just plain worked out of the box without having to do anything extra. To me, this is exactly what I want from fitness tech products!
Great job, NPE, for making a great product.
Posted by Ethan on 2nd Mar 2017
I was very happy with the device. Works exactly as expected, taking Garmin footpod only and turning to Bluetooth capable for Zwift running, etc. Easy to use. Highly recommended.
Posted by Jérôme on 22nd Feb 2017
Simple to use, no issues. The CABLE recognised my ANT+ HR meter, the foot pod, as well as the power meter on the bike (which also gives pedalling cadence, which was also recognised by the CABLE).
Using Wahoo fitness app on the iPhone, the CABLE showed up as expected as a sensor, and all the data was there, as expected.
Previously I had to use an ANT+ dongle plus a lighting adaptor to connect to the iPhone, it was clunky - it's much better with the CABLE, which can put tucked in a pocket and doesn't need to be physically connected to the phone.
Posted by Phil on 17th Feb 2017
This was great for getting my ANT+ sensors to be able to talk to my iOS devices [iPhone6 and iPad Air2]. Primary use is Zwift. So far, using with speed/cadence sensor [Garmin GSC-10] and a heart rate sensor [Garmin HRM2-SS]. Easy set-up and no issues. Once you have the ANT+ sensor info saved in the CABLE's config, that's it. Zwift then recognized the sensors with no hesitation.
Shipped fast and the notification emails had plenty of links for set-up info and videos. Great product!
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2017
Used CABLE to connect Garmin footpod and heart rate strap to iPad for use with running module in Zwift. Product setup was simple and worked flawlessly.
Great customer service. Product was in my mailbox a couple days after ordering.
Posted by Michael Vickers on 17th Jan 2017
Bought a new trainer this year to use with Zwift on my iPhone. The trainer speaks bluetooth to the iPhone but my cadence sensor (Garmin) and HR (Garmin Vivoactive HR) do not.
Downloaded the CABLE app, paired it with the device, turned on my Garmin gadgets and the gadgets were being received on the iPhone within seconds. Fired up Zwift and Zwift could see both Garmin gadgets. Mission Accomplished.
When I go to a trainer session now I just tap the CABLE a couple times to wake it up, wake the Garmin devices up and Zwift sees them all.
You'll want to make sure you power down your trainer (if it doesn't auto power down) as the CABLE will stay on if it's receiving signal. I have my CABLE paired to the power output on my trainer (although I don't need to) and the CABLE will stay on until I unplug the trainer.
It may seem a little pricey but there is nothing else like it on the market at the moment. Sure was better for me than getting another couple of sensors.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jan 2017
I bought this to have an ant+ foot pod communicate with an iPhone. Follow the included instructions (I.e. Actually read them) and it worked flawlessly on the first attempt. It's really an awesome solution for all of the mixes of ant+ and BLE tech I've accumulated.
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