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Vexilar Sonarphone

by , Posted to on 08/29/2013 9:52 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
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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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/29/2013 9:54 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/29/2013 10:05 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/08/2007
Location: ND
 What a waste of money. I give it three years if it ever comes out and it'll be gone.
 
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/29/2013 10:09 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
 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.  
cavedude Said:
 What a waste of money. I give it three years if it ever comes out and it'll be gone.


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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/29/2013 10:13 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/08/2007
Location: ND
 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.
 
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 08:41 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
That guy gets alittle too dramatic in all his videos.
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 08:41 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
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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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 09:04 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2006
Location: ND
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.
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 09:13 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/09/2009
Location: ND
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
 
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 09:20 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 4:37 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
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"


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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 5:11 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/22/2009
Location: MT
 
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?

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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 5:23 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/23/2004
Location: ND
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
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 5:24 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/23/2004
Location: ND
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.

Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 5:34 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/22/2009
Location: MT
 
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? 

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

Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 5:57 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/23/2004
Location: ND
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.
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 6:27 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: Nd
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.


 
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/30/2013 6:59 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
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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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 08/31/2013 1:46 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/28/2007
Location: ND
If the thing is even half as good as the Vexilar Edge locator it's worth every penny.
Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 11/22/2013 08:25 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/10/2009
Location: nd
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.
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Re: Vexilar Sonarphone
by on 11/22/2013 08:37 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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

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