ReelSonar iBobber Wireless Bluetooth Smart FishFinder Features
The ReelSonar Wireless Bluetooth Smart FishFinder uses the latest sonar and smartphone technology. The castable device uses 118kHz frequency sonar and syncs via Bluetooth Smart Sync with your phone up to one hundred feet away, displaying the fish-finding data right on your smartphone screen.
For our latest fishing trip, we used the ReelSonar iBobber Portable Sonar FishFinder. I must admit that it is a pretty cool device. Of all of the castable Fishfinders I have tried out, the ReelSonar Wireless Bluetooth Smart FishFinder is the best. The biggest bonus of a castable fish finder is that it syncs with our smartphones and makes use of technology that we already carry everywhere. However, there are several other features that make the ReelSonar iBobber an outstanding value.
The free fishfinder app that comes with the purchase of the iBobber is also Google Watch and iWatch compatible. The unit has an internal memory back up system and an interactive map which allows you to GPS tag. The iBobber also allows you to share information like waypoints on social media, a feature that my brother loves.
The ReelSonar iBobber Wireless Bluetooth Fishfinder Display
The Castable Fishfinder’s app display is very minimalistic, but the more I used it, the more I appreciated the simplicity of the fish icons that are color-coded by size and the structure /vegetation images that clarify the bottom contours.
The ReelSonar iBobber displays the fish depth and it allows you to choose between the fish tagging view and the raw data sonar view, but I found myself drawn to the ease of the icons.
It has a high contrast display design with an anti-glare setting and provides a wide variety of information in addition to the fish size, depth, and bottom contours.
This ReelSonar Wireless Bluetooth Smart Fish Finder displays tide/lunar data, solar information, and weather. It also offers a trip log allowing you to keep extremely detailed records of time, date, location, water temperature, and species of fish.
The package comes with the iBobber fishfinder, an AC charger, a USB charger, the manual, and a carrying pouch.
PROS and CONS
Castable Fishfinder devices are ideal for shore, kayak, or ice fishing. The ReelSonar iBobber Portable Sonar FishFinder is one of the best castables that I have encountered. From the ease of casting to the ease of reading the display, the unit is user-friendly for all types of fishermen. Its price also makes it accessible.