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Seek XR Thermal Camera for Android Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Accessories in Cameras | Posted: Apr 14, 2015 2:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Seek Thermal

The Software

 

The camera is plug and play, when you plug it in the Seek application will launch automatically. The software is very simple to use, and periodic updates actually bring major improvements. I have never seen such improvements through software updates as I have seen with Seek's program. By keeping the internals the same, Seek is able to improve the image quality of all their cameras at the same time.

 

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There are two main operating modes, thermal only and a side by side with the phone's camera. With Seek's latest update comes the ability to resize and move the phone camera image to match the thermal camera image. You double tap the screen and then you can change stuff around; it actually works quite well to help align the images.

 

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There are four options for thermal modes. The first option is no temperature reading, and because there is no temperature scale on the side, this option isn't very useful for things other than finding hot or cold spots. The next option is the typical centered spot, which takes an average of the temperature readings around the center spot. I like high/low, as the camera will detect the highest and lowest temperature readings on the screen. Threshold is useful if you need more accuracy, and it provides real-time adjustments in the thermal modes menu for highlighting only what you want at different thresholds.

 

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The settings menu.

 

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Specific image and watermark settings under the settings menu.

 

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These are all the different color pallets that the software supports. I just use "Iron".

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