NWSAlpine wrote:tomaz69 wrote:NWSAlpine wrote:I'm waiting for my Wahoo RFLKT to ship. Already have the Bluetooth SC sensor. This is WW and the RFLKT is super light.
I was so close to ordering the 510 but no BTLE made me skip it for the next version.
Sorry to ask - beside lower consumption - why is BLE so much better?
BTLE/Bluetooth Smart is low power compared to normal Bluetooth but it's similar to Ant+. BTLE isn't really better than Ant+ it's just open and there will be an explosion of devices using BTLE. CES this year it seemed like everyone stuck Bluetooth into everything. Garmin owns Ant+ so they obviously left out BTLE because it's their last stand to try to block the huge surge of BTLE devices. In the end consumers loose when Garmin chose to not include BTLE.
Ok - but mainly lower consumption. Is this really such a big disadvantage??