FLIR ONE Thermal Camera Attachment for Apple iOS or Android
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The FLIR ONE turns any compatible Apple (iOS) or Android mobile device into a high performance thermal imaging camera.
The FLIR ONE is ideal for DIY enthusiasts, technology geeks, or as an entry level thermal camera for professionals and tradies. It features:
- Superior image quality with MSX Technology
- Built-in battery for no reduction in handset battery life
- Protective case included
- Take still photos, thermal video, panorama images, and thermal time-lapse.
Compatible Devices - Apple iOS
- iPhone - 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus
- iPad - mini, mini 2, mini 3, mini 4, Air, Air 2, Pro (9.7 & 12.9-inch), Retina (4th Gen)
- iPod - touch 5th Generation (16/32/64GB), touch 6th Generation
Sample screenshots from the FLIR ONE App.
Compatible Devices - Android
The following Android devices with a micro USB connector have been reported to work with FLIR ONE for Android.
- LG - Nexus 5, D855, G Pad 7.0
- Samsung - Galaxy S7; S7 Edge; S6; S5; S4; Tab
- Sony - Xperia Z (side-on mounting), Xperia Z5 (go to go to Settings > Device Connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB Device when the FLIR One is plugged in, Video recording not supported)
- HTC - One A9; M8; M9; E8, Desire 820, Nexus 9 (note these HTC phones have a reversed micro USB connector, but the FLIR ONE now ships with a connector to allow you to use the device)
- Motorola - Moto X, Moto G 3rd Generation, Google Nexus 6
Not sure if the FLIR ONE work with your device?
Please download and install the app before purchasing this item. If it works then you will most likely have no issue. But rest assured that if for some reason the FLIR ONE does not work with your device you are entitled to a full refund from us.
Features of the FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Camera
How to use the FLIR ONE (video transcript)
One of the things that makes the FLIR ONE camera unique is its MSX technology. MSX gives your images more detail in context than you would get from the thermal image. Keep in mind MSX requires light to work and you should be at least one metre away from the object you're looking at for optimal alignment.
At the bottom of the screen you'll find the ability to snap an image. Or if you like, slide the switch to the video setting and start capturing video. Tap on the icon in the upper left for further settings and functions, such as turning on your camera's flash light to increase MSX functionality in low-light situations. To turn your spot meter on or off tap the target icon located at the top of your screen.
If the alignment is off you can manually recalibrate by pressing and holding your finger on the live image. Once the bar appears use the slider until the images are properly aligned.
Whether you're taking a still image or video you can select from many different colour palettes at any time by simply swiping the screen left or right. For scenes with low heat contrast like a wall with missing insulation or a leaky roof, the lava palette helps by using colours to show varying temperatures. The hot and cold palette simply intensifies the hottest and coldest places in a scene, and calculates the total temperature contrast in a scene, and colours the hottest parts in red and the coldest parts in blue. Now let's say you have a high-contrast scene - the iron palette uses select colours to show the rich varied temperatures of the scene without overwhelming your eye with too much colour.
After you've captured an image or video you can retrieve it from your FLIR ONE by clicking the thermal photo located in the bottom left corner of your screen.
FLIR ONE Sample Images
Here are some images we have taken with the FLIR ONE during recent energy audits:
Motor (left), hot water tank (middle), and roof structure with insulation issues (right)
Coffee machine (left), lighting and air con outlets (middle), switch board with large load (right)
Specifications - FLIR ONE for iOS or Android
|Compatibility||Apple iOS (lightning connector) or Android (Micro USB)|
|Temperature Range||-20˚C to 120˚C|
|Thermal Resolution||160 x 120|
|Visual Resolution (MSX)||640 x 480|
|Focus||Fixed 15cm - Infinity|
|Battery Life||1 hour of usage (charges in 40 mins)|
|File Formats||Still images - radiometric jpeg
Video - MPEG-4 (640 x 480)
|Dimensions||65 x 29 x 18mm|
|Mechanical Shock||1.5m drop test|
|Product Identifiers||iOS - Part number 435-0002-04-00, Barcode 812462020737
Android - Part number 435-0003-04-00, Barcode 812462020805
|Further Documentation||FLIR ONE Data-sheet (PDF)
User Guide - iOS (PDF)
User Guide - Android (PDF)
Using the FLIR ONE to inspect an electrical switchboard.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this the latest "2nd Generation" model FLIR ONE?
What is the distance / range of the FLIR ONE?
Generally up to about 40 metres.
Will the FLIR ONE drain my phone battery?
No. The attachment includes an internal battery.
Will it fit in my pocket?
Yes. See the dimensions and weight in the specifications table above.
Can I see through things like walls or clothes with the FLIR ONE?
No, thermal vision is not x-ray vision.
However, it allows you to visualise and measure the surface temperature of most objects. In many cases, the surface temperature of an object can be affected by things behind or under the surface.
For example, under certain conditions the surface temperature of a wall can be subtly affected by the wooden studs behind it. This characteristic can allow you to easily see the location of the studs behind the wall, without actually looking through the wall.
How do I get a higher temperature range, more resolution, or longer battery life?
If you require better specifications, we'd encourage you to check out one of our higher-end thermal imaging cameras.
Is there a Windows Phone version of the FLIR ONE?
No, but bear in mind if you have any iOS or Android device (including tablets) that will most likely do the job.
What other thermal imaging cameras do you sell?
We are authorised distributors for the full range of handheld thermal imaging cameras from FLIR. The FLIR One is the latest, most cost-effective device in the range. Click here to view our full range of thermal cameras.
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