Deeper Smart Fishfinder
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Review of "Deeper Smart Fishfinder"
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I feel i must preface this review by stating that I myself, do not own this product, but i have had the chance to use it on a couple of occasions, and have spoken to the owner (a family friend) to gather further information for this review. This little device, known as 'deeper', is fascinating. Its's a wireless sonar device that transmits real-time readings back to your smartphone or tablet.Friday Lab:
Friday Lab, the designer, developer and manufacturer of the first ever sonar compatible with IOS/ Android; the 'Deeper fishfinder', is an international company that specializes in advanced technologies. They have made the 'deeper' available in 45 countries around the world, and are a member of European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) and American Sportfishing Association (ASA). From my understanding Friday Lab is a very new company, with all there current products revolving around the 'deeper'. (I may be wrong but I have tried finding other products/ more information on the company and..well...cant!)How it works:
You connect the 'deeper' to your smartphone/ tablet via bluetooth (with a bluetooth range of 140-160ft!). Once you have have connected the device to your smartphone/ tablet the app will automatically open. Then you cast the deeper into the lake, river, ocean, whatever, attached to a fishing line. The device floats on the surface, half submerged and immediately begins transmitting data to your phone/ tablet. The 'deeper' uses sonar to map the space below it. In my best effort to describe/ explain it, its like shining a torch from the surface down to the bed, but emitting sound waves rather than light. The information detected by the 'deeper' shows up live on your phone'tablet; showing you the contours/ geomorphology of the bed, the bed material and identifies individual fish. The data feed is constant, so the image displayed on the phone/ tablet is live. It really is fascinating to see this simple-looking device, detect a singular fish, record its exact depth, and give you a live feed of its position as it moves under the device.Does it work?
Yes. Yes it works exceptionally well. However, it finds fish, it tells you wear they are, it does not catch fish. Do not think that this little device will turn you into a great fisher, or make it 10x easier to catch fish. If used correctly, it can certainly improve your chances of catching a fish, but it doesn't do it for you. From my experience of this product, which was a few fishing trips, it works brilliantly. Now i'm not exactly interested in fishing or especially knowledgeable on the subject, but this product fascinated me. Being able to view and record the the structure of the bed in real time, from a geology students perspective, is just incredible. I saw this product in use at it identified individual reed beds at the bottom of a lake, and identify many large, medium and small shoals of fish swimming around in the lake.Where it can be used:
The 'deeper' is incredibly versatile. I only have personal experience using it while angling at a lake, but 'deeper' can be used while kayak fishing, boat fishing, ice fishing (has an operational temperature range of -20C to 40C), snorkeling and countless other uses. With a depth range of 130ft, it can be used in pretty deep water too! Basically any body of water with a depth
Product Information : Deeper Smart Fishfinder
Manufacturer's product descriptionFish Finder
Type: Fish Finder
Listed on Ciao since: 24/09/2014