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Fishing rod sensor keeps tabs on your catches

Fishing rod sensor keeps tabs ...
The Smart Rod Sensor has an LED display, and also transfers fishing data via Bluetooth to a smartphone app
The Smart Rod Sensor has an LED display, and also transfers fishing data via Bluetooth to a smartphone app
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The Smart Rod Sensor has an LED display, and also transfers fishing data via Bluetooth to a smartphone app
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The Smart Rod Sensor has an LED display, and also transfers fishing data via Bluetooth to a smartphone app
The Smart Rod Sensor can be preordered now, and is priced at US$88.88
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The Smart Rod Sensor can be preordered now, and is priced at US$88.88
On the Smart Rod Sensor's app, it's possible to manually input the species and weight of trophy fish – along with smartphone photos of them – so you can later see where and when the biggest and best were landed
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On the Smart Rod Sensor's app, it's possible to manually input the species and weight of trophy fish – along with smartphone photos of them – so you can later see where and when the biggest and best were landed
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As any recreational angler will know, fish can be a finicky bunch – so when you do catch one, it's good to keep a record of the location and conditions which allowed that to happen. Cyberfishing's new Smart Rod Sensor is designed to help you do that.

Equipped with an inertial measurement unit (an accelerometer/gyroscope combo) along with a Bluetooth module and other electronic components, the 9-gram waterproof device is attached to any third-party fishing rod using two rubber O-rings.

Once activated, it proceeds to count the number of casts made in each fishing session. Whenever you catch a fish, you just press a button on the Sensor. This causes an accompanying iOS/Android app to record not only the fact that a fish was caught, but also the time, date, geographical location and current weather conditions.

The Smart Rod Sensor can be preordered now, and is priced at US$88.88
The Smart Rod Sensor can be preordered now, and is priced at US$88.88

Utilizing the app, you can later review your overall fishing history (or share it online with other users), seeing how many casts were required to catch how many fish at various locations under various conditions, and at various times and dates.

It's also possible to manually input the species and weight of trophy fish – along with smartphone photos of them – so you can later see where and when the biggest and best were landed. In this way, it's possible to determine prime fishing spots.

The Smart Rod Sensor can be preordered now via the link below, and is priced at US$88.88.

Source: Cyberfishing

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3 comments
jd_dunerider
I only cliked on this to mock it as a fish catch counter. I must say however, all the info it tracks, especially location and weather during those catches, would be quite handy for some people and in some locations.
MerlinGuy
Or you could just return to the place where you caught the most fish and had the best time. It's called a memory. If you need an app to tell you that then you aren't doing it right.
Mjolnir
Depends on how serious of a fisher you are @MerlinGuy
Do you remember the cove you were in on that fishing trip 8 years ago when you caught a prize bass? Or what the weather was like and what lure you were using at the time?
For recreational anglers just going out for fun this is obviously overkill unless you just have money to burn. If you're going to tournaments and trying to improve your placement I could see this being a very worthwhile gadget.