For those looking for a high resolution thermal camera adapted to Android Smartphones, the long wait is over! Delivering resolution capabilities far beyond that of the FLIR One, C2, or Thermal Seek, Therm-App uses a 384 x 288 sensor packaged in a small camera with a germanium glass lens. Imported from Israel, there is no other mobile thermal imaging device that compares with such crisp resolution within its low price range. The camera interfaces with your Android Smartphone via a powered USB cable. Drawing only .5 watts of current from your phone’s battery, you can record or take thermal photos for extended periods of time without recharging the phone. This Therm-App unit version is the 25Hz unit instead of the 8.7Hz. The 25Hz unit cannot be purchased directly from Therm-App/Opgal and is only found through its distributors. The main difference you’ll notice between the versions is that the 25Hz unit has a much faster refresh rate. A faster refresh rate translates to virtually no image wobbling when you pan the camera from side to side. The 25Hz designation is also what makes the unit unable to be exported from the United States without the proper permits because of its capabilities.
The camera is supported by a free phone app available for download in the Google Play store. The app allows for changing between three color palette settings (black and white, rainbow, and iron). Within video mode, the camera also captures audio. Video and photos are stored in the phone’s gallery as regular media files that can be shared via email, text messaging, bluetooth, or downloaded to your computer. On compatible phones, a Google Chomecast device allows the user to mirror the thermal images on a TV screen for larger viewing. Therm-App will also soon have live web streaming capability and it’s anticipated that iPhone products will also soon be supported.
The camera mounts with the included bracket that adjusts for phones in width from 1.96 to 3.94 inches. Also included is a handle for filming which braces the camera and phone mounted together. The phone and camera can also be mounted to a tripod (not included). The camera comes with a 19mm lens. A wide angle 6.8mm lens is available for separate purchase with other lens options soon to be released. Perfect for security, surveillance, maintenance trouble shooting, search and rescue, camping, hunting, and paranormal investigating, the Therm-App makes recording and sharing high-res thermal images from your phone easy!
*Please note, stock is not always on hand and may take a few weeks for delivery from Israel.
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How Does Therm-App Compare to the Other Thermal Phone Cameras?
While we love FLIR’s products, they simply don’t have a thermal phone camera that compares to Therm-App when it comes to detail. When getting the best image possible is important, consider why the extra investment might be worth it. Therm-App has 23 times the resolution of the FLIR ONE First Gen and nearly 6 times the resolution of the MSX versions. This means Therm-App will provide a much greater human detection range than the FLIR (about 1, 640 ft. compared to 100 ft.) and in much greater detail. The Thermal Seek is another competitor that performs a little better than the FLIR, but doesn’t match up to the Therm-App in comparison. See the side-by-side photo below.