What is it?
Smartsounder allows your phone to become your bite alarm receiver. It consists of a small black box which you have in your pocket or in your bivvy. Power is supplied by way of three ‘AA’ batteries and the system is permanently on. Your phone provides the visual, flashlight, audio and vibration indications using the free apps. The user can choose the colour of the indications and the sound of any of the several top bite alarms, independent of whatever alarms are actually used. Once connected, the system will provide beep for beep indication, disconnection and battery low warnings. Smartsounder uses the latest incredibly efficient BLE (Bluetooth® Low Energy) system also known as Bluetooth® 4.0 which uses a fraction of the power that previous versions of Bluetooth® did.FAQ
How does it work?
What phones does it work with?
It will work with all Apple iPhones from the 4S and onwards and with all Android phones running 4.3 (jelly bean) and onwards. It will also work with iPad, Android tablets and even ipods.
Doesn't Bluetooth drain my phone battery really quickly?
No, not this latest new version 4 or BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) It is far better in terms of battery life and efficiency than the previous, older Bluetooth system. We ran a fully charged iPhone 5S connected to Smartsounder for 24 hrs and it dropped to 88% full. We charged it back up, turned off Bluetooth and measured it again after 24 hrs - the same 88% - enough said!
How often do I need to change Smartsounder's batteries?
Standard off the shelf alkaline Batteries will last up to ten days of continuous 24/7 use, so enough for most sessions. You can also use rechargeable batteries if you wish. A set of Pro-Elec alkaline lasted 260 hours of constant and uninterrupted use
Smartsounder will always give indication either by banner notification, flash, vibration (iPhone only), sound or any combination thereof depending on how you set your preferences, but you can carry on with your normal usage without worrying.
Does Smartsounder work with any alarm?
It currently works with:
- ATTx (V2)
- Delkim TX-i PLUS
- Delkim TX PLUS (for EV)
- Fox DXR
- Fox LXR
- Fox RX Digital
- Dalectronics conversions
More will be added if demand is strong enough.
What is the range of the Smartsounder?
The range between your alarm and Smartsounder should be better than the brand receiver you may be using. The range between Smartsounder and your phone is reliably thirty metres, although it would normally be in your pocket or on a bivvy table next to you.
Do I need to have the normal alarm receiver?
No, it plays no part in this system.
Will Smartsounder interfere with my phone calls, browsing etc?