Traditional hobbies can be made more exciting when you utilize modern technological innovations into them. Perhaps this is what ReelSonar had in mind when it released the iBobber Castable Fish Finder! It’s simply a sonar device that you can throw on the water and have synched with your smartphone or tablet to know where the fish are. Yes, fishing may be fun, but finding catching fish is even more exciting!
The sonar emits a single beam with 118 kHz at 90°. It can search for fishes from 3 feet to as far as 135 feet or 41 meters deep, which means that the castable device is truly a useful product for those who love to go on deep-water fishing. Through your phone or tablet, you can determine depth scale and fish depth. The fish are even tagged in 2 sizes: over 15 inches and under 15 inches. The device can also do water mapping to as far as 100 feet. With the GPS tagging capability, you can even take note of the interesting fishing hotspots to visit next time.
This ReelSonar product is highly portable as it is only 59 mm in diameter and 1.7 oz or 47 grams in weight. Purchasing the unit will give you the iBobber unit and its pouch as well as its USB charger, instructions manual and app redemption.
iBobber Features and Specifications
- Sonar down to 135′ Depth scale, Fish depth, 2 Fish Sizes
- Bluetooth & Waterbed contour mapping up to 100′ away
- GPS Tags Hotspots Trip Log date, time, location, title, conditions, type of fishing, lure, # of fish caught/species, Map
- Lunar Calendar Weather (temp, rain, wind & barometer) Water Temp LED Beacon Fish & Strike Alarm
- Rechargeable Battery; up to 8 hrs on a charge Battery Status
The iBobber Fish Finder is compatible with tablets and smartphones that run on Android or iOS operating system. Thanks to the Bluetooth Smart v4.0, this sonar floater can send data about water depth and location of fishes to your display screen even if it’s as far as 30 meters or 100 feet away from you. This makes it a perfect gift for bank anglers and a beneficial tool for fishermen who want to ensure that their boat or kayak is in the right spot.
The entire system can help you plan your fishing adventures because with the Trip Log capabilities, you can monitor your previous activities and assess the factors that made your fishing a success. Specifically, you can log in the time and location of your trip as well as the type of fishing lure used and the number and type of fishes you caught. You also have the option to check the current barometer, temperature, precipitation and wind to determine the best time to fish in a specific area.
The Bluetooth fish finder runs on a 3.7-volt USB-rechargeable battery, which can last for eight hours and even for several weeks if on standby mode. It automatically turns on when cast on water, so you don’t have to worry about the switch. This portable fish finder is also equipped with a remote-controlled LED beacon and an adjustable strike alarm.
iBobber Smart Fish Finder Overall Recommendation
The ReelSonar iBobber is also a great tool that will help you engage the entire family into your fishing adventures. Modern kids these days are very engaged with electronic devices, thus, they will surely delight at the capabilities of this Bluetooth-and-sonar-enabled device as they help you discover the best spots to catch fishes that all of you can be proud of.
The iBobber Smart Phone Fish Finder is the perfect addition to any angling toolbox. It is perfect for deeper water conditions and awesome for anglers who are limited to the banks. Lightweight and extremely portable, take it anywhere you want to go.