Bluetooth sport band access


#1

Hi,

I want to consider preparing simple application which would use data from sport bands which share data over Bluetooth. Do you think it could be possible and relatively simple to do using Ionic? I have no previous experience with the framework but I would love to start. Unfortunately I could not find any useful information about Bluetooth devices measuring heart rate. I noticed there were some libs available which helps accessing particular products but I am wondering if using this would be allowed or possible in case of Ionic?

Thank you for help in advance.


#2

You may want to have a look at this blog post here: https://ionicallyspeaking.com/2016/05/06/connecting-to-a-bluetooth-smart-sensor-with-ionic-2/. It’s a good starter but you might expect some things that are not working as expected as it has been written at a time when Ionic 2 was still in beta. Also, it’s not complete. If I remember correctly it’s not handling retrieval of characteristics. But you should be able to manage that reading the ionic ble docs. https://ionicframework.com/docs/v2/native/ble/