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Vexilar Sonarphone

Maybe someone has posted this before, but I was on Vexilar's site and thought it was pretty cool, so I had to share.  

 

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 I guess I know what I'll be asking for come Christmas time!  

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 What a waste of money. I give it three years if it ever comes out and it'll be gone.

 

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 Na there will be a market for it.  Fly in fishing trips where you have to pack light and they don't have graphs on their boats.  Or just like they mentioned, canoes, kayaks or just additional ice fishing graph.  I think it could be slick as hell.  

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 What a waste of money. I give it three years if it ever comes out and it'll be gone.
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 They are definitely thinking outside the box but I can't see people carrying their tablet around or even constantly looking at their phone let alone battery consumption. Ive been a vexilar fan for years but that to me resembles something on a late night infomercial.

 

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That guy gets alittle too dramatic in all his videos.

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Honestly, if they can make it as evolved as the new graphs available and I don't see any reason they couldn't, the possibilities are pretty crazy. Soon enough they'll offer I pad docking stations for the boat, and battery life will be a non issue.

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NO ipads allowed on my boat.  Might also take away cell phone priveleges on the boat also besides mine.  If i have to alert people that there bobber is down because they are texting it makes me shake my head.

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Looks like they took humminbird smartcast and remodeled it a little bit. Smartcast didn't seem to pan out very well I don't see this as a big hit either

 

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This should work well for ice fishing and I'm glad to see that Vexilar has come up with a product to replace their "outdated and dead flasher technology"


This is my BOOMSTICK!!!

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This should work well for ice fishing and I'm glad to see that Vexilar has come up with a product to replace their "outdated and dead flasher technology

Haha ooooooooooooooo.

I told myself I'm going to quit clicking on threads involving gadgets. This thing looks cool. I wonder if this involves extra data plans? I'm not real savy with this sort of thing but if I want to create a hotspot with my iphone it tells me to get ahold of AT&T. I'm assuming because it costs more. If the "bobber" creates the wifi signal wouldn't there still be a service provider involved?

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

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its a great move in the right direction, the following adds will make it a killer product

1) add gps functionality and let me manage my waypoints / routes / etc via my smart device (tablet/phone) and not lock me to the vexlar
2) add a video out port to the fixed ones; let me output the signal to my tv in my fish house

you add those and keep the price sub $800; you'd sell a stack of them

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pigsticker Said:
This should work well for ice fishing and I'm glad to see that Vexilar has come up with a product to replace their "outdated and dead flasher technology

Haha ooooooooooooooo.

I told myself I'm going to quit clicking on threads involving gadgets. This thing looks cool. I wonder if this involves extra data plans? I'm not real savy with this sort of thing but if I want to create a hotspot with my iphone it tells me to get ahold of AT&T. I'm assuming because it costs more. If the "bobber" creates the wifi signal wouldn't there still be a service provider involved?

this doesn't impact your data
the bobbers and the fixed devices create their own wifi signal which the apps on the tablets/phones talk to.  No routing through your data plans.

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doublebarrelsaloon Said:
 

pigsticker Said:
This should work well for ice fishing and I'm glad to see that Vexilar has come up with a product to replace their "outdated and dead flasher technology

Haha ooooooooooooooo.

I told myself I'm going to quit clicking on threads involving gadgets. This thing looks cool. I wonder if this involves extra data plans? I'm not real savy with this sort of thing but if I want to create a hotspot with my iphone it tells me to get ahold of AT&T. I'm assuming because it costs more. If the "bobber" creates the wifi signal wouldn't there still be a service provider involved?

this doesn't impact your data
the bobbers and the fixed devices create their own wifi signal which the apps on the tablets/phones talk to.  No routing through your data plans.

Really? Cool! It just seems to me that I have never seen a device that puts out its own wifi signal that dosent have a provider. So is vexilar the provider then and we basically pay for that when we purchase the device? 

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

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doublebarrelsaloon Said:
 

jjs411 Said:

doublebarrelsaloon Said:
 

pigsticker Said:
This should work well for ice fishing and I'm glad to see that Vexilar has come up with a product to replace their "outdated and dead flasher technology

Haha ooooooooooooooo.

I told myself I'm going to quit clicking on threads involving gadgets. This thing looks cool. I wonder if this involves extra data plans? I'm not real savy with this sort of thing but if I want to create a hotspot with my iphone it tells me to get ahold of AT&T. I'm assuming because it costs more. If the "bobber" creates the wifi signal wouldn't there still be a service provider involved?

this doesn't impact your data
the bobbers and the fixed devices create their own wifi signal which the apps on the tablets/phones talk to.  No routing through your data plans.

Really? Cool! It just seems to me that I have never seen a device that puts out its own wifi signal that dosent have a provider. So is vexilar the provider then and we basically pay for that when we purchase the device? 

lots of devices output wifi but are not providers (think routers / squeezebox's / wap's / etc)

Vexilar isn't a provider in that you aren't getting data from a service.  Rather the device is emitting a wifi signal which the app can connect to and communicate with.  But you will not get any info from anything other then the device emitting the wifi; you aren't getting to the internet for example.

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Would it be counting against your monthly data?  

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doublebarrelsaloon Said:
 

jjs411 Said:

doublebarrelsaloon Said:
 

pigsticker Said:
This should work well for ice fishing and I'm glad to see that Vexilar has come up with a product to replace their "outdated and dead flasher technology

Haha ooooooooooooooo.

I told myself I'm going to quit clicking on threads involving gadgets. This thing looks cool. I wonder if this involves extra data plans? I'm not real savy with this sort of thing but if I want to create a hotspot with my iphone it tells me to get ahold of AT&T. I'm assuming because it costs more. If the "bobber" creates the wifi signal wouldn't there still be a service provider involved?

this doesn't impact your data
the bobbers and the fixed devices create their own wifi signal which the apps on the tablets/phones talk to.  No routing through your data plans.

Really? Cool! It just seems to me that I have never seen a device that puts out its own wifi signal that dosent have a provider. So is vexilar the provider then and we basically pay for that when we purchase the device? 

lots of devices output wifi but are not providers (think routers / squeezebox's / wap's / etc)

Vexilar isn't a provider in that you aren't getting data from a service.  Rather the device is emitting a wifi signal which the app can connect to and communicate with.  But you will not get any info from anything other then the device emitting the wifi; you aren't getting to the internet for example.

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No 

Watch your own bobber Said:
Would it be counting against your monthly data?  
jjs411 Said:

doublebarrelsaloon Said:
 

jjs411 Said:

doublebarrelsaloon Said:
 

pigsticker Said:
This should work well for ice fishing and I'm glad to see that Vexilar has come up with a product to replace their "outdated and dead flasher technology

Haha ooooooooooooooo.

I told myself I'm going to quit clicking on threads involving gadgets. This thing looks cool. I wonder if this involves extra data plans? I'm not real savy with this sort of thing but if I want to create a hotspot with my iphone it tells me to get ahold of AT&T. I'm assuming because it costs more. If the "bobber" creates the wifi signal wouldn't there still be a service provider involved?

this doesn't impact your data
the bobbers and the fixed devices create their own wifi signal which the apps on the tablets/phones talk to.  No routing through your data plans.

Really? Cool! It just seems to me that I have never seen a device that puts out its own wifi signal that dosent have a provider. So is vexilar the provider then and we basically pay for that when we purchase the device? 

lots of devices output wifi but are not providers (think routers / squeezebox's / wap's / etc)

Vexilar isn't a provider in that you aren't getting data from a service.  Rather the device is emitting a wifi signal which the app can connect to and communicate with.  But you will not get any info from anything other then the device emitting the wifi; you aren't getting to the internet for example.

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If the thing is even half as good as the Vexilar Edge locator it's worth every penny.

 

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anybody buy this thing yet?
i really want to get it but it doesn't say much about ice fishing with it.
im assuming it will be fine.

i downloaded the app to my phone for a test drive. looks like the screen of my lowrance. i think it will be sweet. just wondering if anyone on here has tried it yet as i can't find much for reviews.
maybe i will have to be the guinea pig for once.

Hold my beer while i land this walleye!!

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This could lead to a new trend of iPads at the bottom of lakes.  Haha

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All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

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This could lead to a new trend of iPads at the bottom of lakes.  Haha

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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If you could have a reliable power source one could use the Navionics app for GPS and this for sonar.  Granted, not as good as expensive standalone technology but you could have the basic technology for a reasonable price and still use it for net surfing.

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This could lead to a new trend of iPads at the bottom of lakes.  Haha

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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im just thinking i have a 10" tablet at home. could get a mount for that and rig it up in the house.

i think im just going to get it.
i will post pics of my setup when it arrives.

Hold my beer while i land this walleye!!

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I think its a great idea.  I was wondering when the companies would start integrating tablets with transducers.  My only boat is a canoe.  Would be ideal for a portable system.  Could easily take it with you when you rent a cabin with boat in Minnesota and need a depth finder.

The "teapot bobber" is on sale on Amazon for $126.50.

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Pretty soon you're going to be able to view and control your Lowrance HDS from a smartphone or tablet.  And soon after that you will be able to control your Motorguide trolling motor hooked up to your Lowrance HDS.  You'll be able to update maps while on the water, save GPS and sonar data to the tablet to view later...lots of cool technology for fishing in the next few years.

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NO ipads allowed on my boat.  Might also take away cell phone priveleges on the boat also besides mine.  If i have to alert people that there bobber is down because they are texting it makes me shake my head.

can I at least check in with my peeps on FBO on my iphone?



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flycaster Said:
I think its a great idea.  I was wondering when the companies would start integrating tablets with transducers.  My only boat is a canoe.  Would be ideal for a portable system.  Could easily take it with you when you rent a cabin with boat in Minnesota and need a depth finder.

The "teapot bobber" is on sale on Amazon for $126.50.

The only real negative to that bobber setup is the 4- 4 1/2 hour run time.  Who only fishes for 4 hours in a day?

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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that bobber unit would totally blow in anything but absolute dead calm

makes me wanna throw up just thinking about watching that sonar mess in waves, even tiny ones



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guywhofishes Said:
that bobber unit would totally blow in anything but absolute dead calm

makes me wanna throw up just thinking about watching that sonar mess in waves, even tiny ones

The portable box with the fixed 'ducer would be the way to go.  Especially since you can use any 12volt power.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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Captain Ahab Said:

guywhofishes Said:
that bobber unit would totally blow in anything but absolute dead calm

makes me wanna throw up just thinking about watching that sonar mess in waves, even tiny ones

The portable box with the fixed 'ducer would be the way to go.  Especially since you can use any 12volt power.

yep



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Mp3 to the music industry. Is this app to the sonar industry. End of era. I welcome the new frontier

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I'm waiting for when this stuff is Google Glasses (or a competitor) capable. I think it'd be really cool to have gps and sonar in your peripheral at all times. Plus, you'd only need one unit!

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Captain Ahab Said:

guywhofishes Said:
that bobber unit would totally blow in anything but absolute dead calm

makes me wanna throw up just thinking about watching that sonar mess in waves, even tiny ones

The portable box with the fixed 'ducer would be the way to go.  Especially since you can use any 12volt power

the 300 series is the portable one, but has a suction cup transducer.
i wonder if that would work well in the fish house?
if so i would probably get that just for the battery life.

Hold my beer while i land this walleye!!

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 I could see using the bobber apparatus in the fish house, not having to pull up the transducer whenever you get a fish and twisting your line in it. rig up the neoprene arm band or some other package on a bar in your house at eye level instead of looking down and putting kinks in your back all day, but instead be able to sit back and read your information. I don't like the thought of taking an ipad out on a boat or in a house, phones are usually in the pocket anyway most of the time. always interested in new gadgets when out on the water, at very least it would be a good conversation topic.

 

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throwinglead Said:
 I could see using the bobber apparatus in the fish house, not having to pull up the transducer whenever you get a fish and twisting your line in it. rig up the neoprene arm band or some other package on a bar in your house at eye level instead of looking down and putting kinks in your back all day, but instead be able to sit back and read your information. I don't like the thought of taking an ipad out on a boat or in a house, phones are usually in the pocket anyway most of the time. always interested in new gadgets when out on the water, at very least it would be a good conversation topic.

That would be ok at 1st ice.  After the ice got thicker you would not get a reading worth a hoot.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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catmechanic Said:

Captain Ahab Said:

guywhofishes Said:
that bobber unit would totally blow in anything but absolute dead calm

makes me wanna throw up just thinking about watching that sonar mess in waves, even tiny ones

The portable box with the fixed 'ducer would be the way to go.  Especially since you can use any 12volt power

the 300 series is the portable one, but has a suction cup transducer.
i wonder if that would work well in the fish house?
if so i would probably get that just for the battery life.

I would just tape it to a T-bar and drop it in the hole.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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Captain Ahab Said:
This could lead to a new trend of iPads at the bottom of lakes.  Haha

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