Friday Lab has designed and developed Deeper Smart Fishfinder, a Sonar that communicates with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth in order to help you locate the best location for fishing (i.e. where the fish are…).
Deeper works with Android 2.2 or greater devices as well as iPhones and iPADs running iOS 4.0 or greater. The device, about the size of a tennis ball, is made of high-impact polycarbonate shell. This smart sonar is waterproof and can handle small shocks. You can use the Deeper for up to 6 hours on a battery charge and Bluetooth range is up to 50 meters. You’ll be able to see the bed of the pond, lake or river on your device, know where and how big the fish are as well as the temperature and depth of water.
You can watch the video to see how the device was designed and how it can be used. The interesting part starts at 1:40.
The project started last year, and is currently on the last stages of development. The Android and iOS applications should be available for free on Google Play and Apple App Store in August 2012 or possibly a little earlier. The hardware appears to be ready and they are looking for funds to start mass-production and bring their product to market. Instead of posting their project on KickStarter, they chose to use Indiegogo instead.
The first 60 sponsors on Indiegogo will be able to get the Deeper for $129, and after it can be pre-ordered for $149 either on Indiegogo or directly on Deeper website.
Via: Android Community