Just in time for boating season, ReelSonar has launched the iBobber Smartwatch Fishfinder App to better help anglers find their catch.
The iBobber (great name, btw) — an adorable little sensor you chuck into the water — maps and connects underwater data to the your phone, tablet and now your smartwatch, making it easier than ever to check out the situation with a flip of the wrist while you’re actually fishing.
The app alerts you to the fish’s size, depth and where it is located. It also has a fish alarm.
The gadget GPS tags between your devices by transmitting sonar data using Bluetooth Smart 4.0, and the iBobber smartwatch app will work from both the boat and the shore.
The iBobber device itself is $99.99, and the corresponding app is a free download for Android with Google Play. The app can work on Android-enabled smartwatches, including the LG G Watch, Motorola 360, Sony SmartWatch 3, Samsung Gear Live and Asus Zen Watch. Once the Apple smartwatch is out, an iBobber Apple version will be released, too.
The iBobber was first unveiled last summer, available in about 35 stories worldwide, including on Target.com and Walmart.com.
“The iBobber Smartwatch app cements ReelSonar as the leader in castable fishfinders, and an innovator in wearable technology that syncs with the energetic lifestyle of outdoor, fishing, and hunting enthusiasts,” said ReelSonar CEO Alex Lebedev in a release. Lebedev previously co-founded JeNu Biosciences and Mirabalis Medica.