Technology is the human’s greatest asset. Even with activities which we’ve been doing since the dawn of time, technology finds a way to make things better. Hunting has been, and continues to be, revolutionised by new technology; whether it’s night vision goggles, better weapons, infra-red cameras or better disguised and more durable hide materials.
This is no different with fishing. Fishing has all the same benefits nowadays from new technology – sleeker, lighter rods, better nets, and the internet allows us all to share the best fishing spots. There are also new devices called Bluetooth Fishfinders, which we’ll discuss in this article.
Bluetooth technology is essentially a wireless transfer technology. Like a radio, Bluetooth enables digital devices such as computers and smartphones to send information and other data to each other without the need for either cables or an internet signal.
Think of it like a twenty-first century walkie-talkie that can send music, data and pictures over a wireless connection.
Bluetooth FishFinders are devices which float in the water where you fish. They use the Bluetooth technology that we discussed above to transmit data about, well, fish to your Bluetooth enabled device. This is like having an “Eye in the water,” so to speak, when you fish.
Of course! The Bluetooth FishFinder is a device which is designed to float in the water and send all the data you need back to your device. Now, you’re not going to want to lug a laptop or other huge computing device out with you when you go on a fishing trip, which is why having a Bluetooth smart phone (like iPhone or Android phones including iPad and other tablets) synced with your fish finder is ideal.
As with any app for your phone, you’ll be looking for your FishFinder app to have several key features:
Firstly, you’ll want it to be updated regularly. Fishing, as you know, changes quickly. So does technology. You want an app which stays up to date with all the changes in the tech landscape.
Secondly, you want it to be reliable.
Thirdly, you want some great features. There’s no use getting an app and having it take up space on your phone when it is not fit for purpose. You want an app that does everything you need.
The biggest benefit is as we discussed above – imagine being able to see into the water, and see where your prey were and what they were doing before you cast your rod? That’s what a Bluetooth FishFinder gives you.
Secondly, you want a device that will be portable and be able to be cast with your rod. Our list of Bluetooth FishFinders do that and more.
Finally, you want to make the most of technology – get a great app to go with your device with all the features you need, and fishing will take on a whole new character for you.
|Compatibility||IOS & Android||IOS & Android||IOS & Android|
|Frequency||118kHz (90°), Single Beam||290 kHz (15°) / 90 kHz (55°)||381kHz|
|Measurable Depth||3 to 135ft / 0.9 to 41m||2 to 130ft / 0.5 to 40m||Up to 133ft / 40m|
|Bluetooth Range||Up to 100ft / 30m||Up to 140 - 160ft / 40 - 50m||Up to 140 - 160ft / 40 - 50m|
|Weight||1.7oz / 47g||0.22lb / 100g||0.25lb / 117.5g|
Up to 10 hrs
Standby ~ weeks
|Lithium Polymer, 3.7V Rechargeable
4 hours of non stop usage
2 hours to fully charge.
|3.6 VDC 600 mAh battery
6-8 hours, 500+ hours if it is waiting
2 hours to fully charged
The castable fishfinder that syncs with your smart device.
A simple and intuitive app with everything you need
The iBobber sonar dashboard will show you a convenient depth scale, depth tags on each fish that's pinged by the sonar, and 2 fish sizes - orange for smaller fish and green for bigger.
You can see important stats, battery sstatus and water temperature. Turn on/off Fish Alarm and adjust the Strike alarm. Control the LED for night fishing, or to see it on the water in low light conditions
A portable & wireless fishfinder sonar. Compatible with 7000+ iOS and Android devices.
Get information of depth, water temperature, location of the fish and more...
Detailed view of the bottom terrain and fish holding habitat using innovative Deeper Smart Imaging technology
Dual Coverage Sonar - excellent observation of the underwater thanks to dual frequency feature.
Easily view the bottom structure and depth with a smart view. See weed view and height including 3 sizes of fish and their depth.
Great for Ice Fishing - see the bottom depth when ice fishing using the flasher on one side of the screen and using the raw sonar data.
Environmentally safe, shock resistant and waterproof.