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Ummm apparently not. :crazy:

 

iBobber is the castable fishfinder that syncs via Bluetooth Smart with iPhone 4S, 5 and 6 series, iPad, and with phones and tablets for Android" (v4.3 and later). Bluetooth Smart Technology provides a strong, low-energy connection up to 100 feet away and long battery life (eight hours). There's even more to love about the iBobber Bluetooth Fishfinder - it locates fish up to 135 feet deep and displays them on your phone with the innovative and stunning graphics of the iBobber app. The iBobber sonar and app can map the contour of a waterbed and check water temperature, weather and lunar phases. And you're sure to love that you can save details of all your fishing adventures with GPS tags and a trip log. You can even send the details to your friends back at the office. One cast and you'll be hooked. iBobber syncs with iOS 6.0, 7.0 and 8.1 operating systems (Apple). Phone and tablets for Android (v4.3), using Bluetooth Smart v4.0.

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there is an app for that... said someone... about everything.

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I've seen ads for something similar pop up on facebook.  What I've seen is essentially a floating ball that you drop into your ice hole.  It acts as floating transducer and you view the graph on your smartphone.  It seems to operate like your normal flasher but all you need it your phone and the ball that is about the size of a baseball.

The concept is interesting and I think the price was under $200 so it hits a price point you can't find in vexilar or marcums but you are limited by your cell phone battery.  You'd be lucky to get an hour or two of run time.  I also don't know about target separation or anything like that to know if it can compete with other traditional units. 

I'm sure more and more technology is going to go this route.

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Fishing no longer became a sport when Ray Scott decided he could make money from it. And he got a few million guys to agree and now THEY fish for money,   not sport.

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Didn't humminbird make something like that, only used a dedicated base station?  And there was one for the boat that used an iPad or something.  

Vexilar maybe?

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It's still sport to me. And relaxation. I had enough of the waldo/northern tourneys and blowing wads of cash on entry fees, food, gas, etc. Feet up, bobber down, dozing off......that's how I like it now. :grin:

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On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2016 at 4:49 PM, RebelSS said:

It's still sport to me. And relaxation. I had enough of the waldo/northern tourneys and blowing wads of cash on entry fees, food, gas, etc. Feet up, bobber down, dozing off......that's how I like it now. :grin:

I strongly agree with that Rebel.  :cool:

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so....would this count as using two lines on open water?

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Who wants to carry a flasher when walking out when you can just throw that in your pocket? Works good also when sitting at a table in a permanent so you can see whats going on.

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thats not the first, company from cnnada came out with one last year, seen it at eel pout

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Won't be long before each Rap-type lure has that built in chip to send info to the pop-up screen on your tackle box.....:grin:

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On 2/8/2016 at 8:42 AM, RebelSS said:

Won't be long before each Rap-type lure has that built in chip to send info to the pop-up screen on your tackle box.....:grin:

Wait...Rap's don't come with that technology already? Why are they $15/ea? LOL

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