Cyberfishing ushers anglers into the modern era. With the Cyberfishing Smart Rod Sensor attached to a rod you’ll be able to keep track of your success over time.
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On display at CES 2019, the small tracking device works with any fishing pole. Simply snap it onto your rod and secure in place with the two heavy-duty rubber bands. The sensor weighs just 9 grams so won’t interfere in any way with the performance of the rod.
All that’s left then is to enjoy your day’s fishing while the sensor does the hard work of recording your activity. When the all important moment comes and you’ve caught something, a simple touch of a button is all it takes to record the catch.
The all important information is displayed in the accompanying smartphone app. This shows how many times you cast a line, it monitors weather conditions (such as ambient temperature, precipitation, wind speed, wind direction and pressure), and plots locations of successful catches and strikes.
Over time the info will built to provide you with a clear picture of your hotspots so you’ll know exactly where to head off next time around. The app will even allow you to mark particularly noble catches, along with their weight, species, location of the catch, time and date.
As you’d expect there’s a social element to everything, as well. For example, you can upload images for bragging rights, and share information of fishing hotspots with other anglers.
Inside the pod is an accelerometer and rechargeable batteries. The thing is waterproof, too, in case you were wondering.
If you want to upgrade your fishing rod, the Smart Rod Sensor is available for pre-order at cyberfishing.com. The product retails for $79.99 and is expected to ship at the end of this month.
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