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Old 08-01-2017, 07:39   #1
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How about one of these babies to avoid diving to checkout prop/rudder etc???

No affiliation, just read it in the news...

PowerVision's new robot is the fishing buddy of the future
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Re: How about one of these babies to avoid diving to checkout prop/rudder etc???

I assume a they're to a foot with an antenna, cause I don't think Wifi works underwater? Maybe that is just Bluetooth?
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Re: How about one of these babies to avoid diving to checkout prop/rudder etc???

I could use them to hunt for Laaabster!!! the possibilities.
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Re: How about one of these babies to avoid diving to checkout prop/rudder etc???

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I assume a they're to a foot with an antenna, cause I don't think Wifi works underwater? Maybe that is just Bluetooth?
These devices typically have a floating WiFi hotspot to transmit images to display via a mobile app. But at $3000, it's an expensive toy.
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These devices typically have a floating WiFi hotspot to transmit images to display via a mobile app. But at $3000, it's an expensive toy.


Yeah the IPad corrected my spelling, it was supposed to say a float with an antenna, but if you have to have a float with an antenna, this is better than just a tether?
Marketing, people will pay more for wireless, even if it really isn't
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Re: How about one of these babies to avoid diving to checkout prop/rudder etc???

"‘PowerRay’ is an undeniably cool new gadget for the relatively untouched hobby fishing market.:

Yeah, no one makes fishing gadgets...

Honestly, that might be a good learning tool but any halfway decent fisherman knows how to interpret what they see on a fish finder.

I understand that they want to try and market it to every segment they can, but this looks like a solution in search of a problem when it comes to fishing.

However, it could be useful for scouting reef openings, checking your anchor if you're the type who does not like going in the water. I suspect the range might be a bit iffy for some applications.
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