How long does the battery last?
The battery can last up to 3 hours of continuous operation. This depends on usage and environmental conditions such as temperature.
How long does it take to charge the battery?
It typically takes 2 - 3 hours for a full charge. A green LED will illuminate once the charge is complete. If not using Echo Pro regularly, we recommend a top up charge is made every few months to maintain the health of the battery. Please Note, you cannot overcharge Echo Pro.
How much video footage can I record?
The Echo Pro internal memory card is 8GB. It can hold up to 5 hours of recording. The percentage of remaining storage capacity can be seen when accessing the recording video screen. To free up space we recommend downloading videos to your device with the file transfer function, and then deleting the videos stored on the Echo Pro.
What tackle do I need to cast Echo Pro?
We recommend a carp rod of a test curve of at least 3lb or preferably a spod rod. Heavy duty spinning rods can be also used with a rating of 50 grams or more. For mainline we advise the use of strong braided line, e.g 30lb or higher or monofilament of 15lb test or more. A shock leader is advisable if extreme distance is needed.
I cannot skip through stored videos in the app
Playback via the app can only be paused. To skip through, file transfer the video direct to your device. Once on your device, use a video player that is .AVI format compatible to play and skip through the recording as desired. For example VLC player
I have downloaded Echo Pro video - where can I find this on my phone?
Android - Use a file browser app, for example 'File Commander 'to locate. Open with a player compatible with .avi formatted files.
Apple - Downloaded files are usually stored on the following path: 'Files ' - 'On my phone' - 'FishSpy Echo Pro ' - 'videos' - then open with a suitable player e.g VLC
How do I share recorded video on social media?
Select the video and file transfer to device. Once on your device you can then share to social media or use a third party editing app to share the part of the video that shows the action.
I cannot connect to Echo Pro's WiFi network
Ensure the Echo pro unit is fully charged and then activate by dropping into the water (ensure cap is screwed shut) or wetting your finger and holding it against the two sonar pins. Go to your devices WiFi settings and search for available WiFi networks. Echo Pro should appear as an open network designated 'EP' with a series of numbers. E.g EP34679. Connect to this network and then open the Echo Pro app.
Which operating systems will Echo Pro work with?
Echo Pro works with any device which has Andriod or iOs (Apple) operating systems.
It is compatible with iOs version 10 or later and Android version 5 or later.
Where can I find the Echo Pro app?
The Echo Pro app is available from the Android Google play store here or the Apple App store. When you install the app, ensure you agree to all of the permissions.
How do I unscrew or tighten the charging port cap?
Use a 2 pence coin to turn it open in an anti clockwise motion. To close, turn clockwise and tighten firmly. Do not over tighten. Do not use a screwdriver as this can damage the plastic (and will void warranty)
What if I use Echo Pro without securing the screw cap?
The Echo Pro unit will ship water. This will cause circuit board damage and is not covered by warrantee. Always ensure the cap is tightly secured before use.
What is the difference between the 100hz and 280hz sonar beams?
00hz Sonar beam is the wider beam with a cone of 47 degrees. It is good for scanning the water quickly, if you are looking for fish or general features. It is ideal for searching over a larger area. It works to over 100 foot depth (30 m) and as shallow as 3 foot ( 1 m) 100hz beam is also capable of penetrating into a layer of silt, to give you an indication of how deep the layer is.
280hz Sonar beam is narrower with a cone of 15 degrees. It is suited for detailed scanning when you wish to pinpoint what is directly underneath the Echo Pro. 280hz beam is better for very weedy conditions and shallow water, as it avoids side-on sonar reflections. Sonar in 280hz works to 60 foot depth and as shallow as 2 feet (0.5 m)
In very deep water I can see a faint layer of green haze in the background?
This may be 'deep water noise' caused by suspended particles, currents or murky water. Turn the sensitivity down if required.
It takes a while for the camera to connect
This can be affected by extreme range, device processing power, current battery power levels and also choppy conditions. Please allow up to 60 seconds for the camera to switch over.
How do I get the best possible WiFi connection?
On the water WiFi connection is always better if your Mobile data is turned off. For Apple products also turn off the Wi-Fi assist feature if it is present. It can be found in the device settings menu.
In sonar mode My Echo Pro shows 'invalid depth'?
This is not a fault, it means that the water you are in is simply too shallow for the Sonar to operate in. Try switching to camera mode if it is very shallow.
I am getting random red dots on my map?
This could be due to reeling in the Echo Pro too quickly. Very rapid and erratic movement may confuse the sonar due to the sensor moving about too quickly. If a very fast retrieve is needed, switch to camera mode and then reel in, so you do not record false readings on your map.
It says 'no GPS signal' on my sonar screen?
GPS is reliant on satellite positions, so may not always be available at your location. It may take time to locate a satellite and for the GPS to lock in. This can be hindered by locations such as steep sided valleys, structure such as dam walls or if in a remote area.
My GPS map has a few dots on the shore?
GPS is not 100% accurate and is based on satellite position. Factors such as satellite geometry, signal blockage and atmospheric conditions can all have an effect. GPS enabled devices are typically accurate within a 16 foot radius although this can vary.
My Echo Pro is transmitting sonar data when out of the water?
Ensure there is no water or dirt clinging onto the sonar pins. If there is, the Echo Pro may believe it is still in the water. If you leave Echo Pro sitting face down on damp or wet surfaces, this may confuse the sonar sensor and continue transmitting.
Do I need to clean FEP or maintain any components?
Every few months periodically clean and treat the sonar pin area with a silicone spray or vaseline in order to keep it clean and water repellent. Ensure dirt and debris do not build up on Echo Pro.
What is the bottom attachment next to the camera for?
This can be used to anchor Echo Pro in one spot, using a piece of line and a small weight. This will stop the Echo Pro drifting, so you can for example keep watch with the camera in a fixed spot. It can also be used to attach a baited hook, allowing you to use Echo Pro as a fishing float. Do not use this attachment to cast or secure to a boat.
Can you use Echo Pro on a river?
Yes it is possible; Echo Pro can be drifted on a river. This can be a very good way to explore a swim or pool using the camera.
My battery has drained over night?
Take care to store your Echo Pro in a dry place. Make sure the sonar pins have no moisture on them and are not in contact with anything. For example, do not leave Echo Pro out all night on a rod, where dew could collect on the pins. Do not store Echo Pro in damp or cold places. Otherwise the unit may not shut down after 5 minutes of inactivity.
I can see a few bubbles around where the camera lens is bonded into place - is this a fault?
This is the nature of the UV glue process used to secure the Echo Pro lens window. If you overfilled this area with glue it would spill onto the lens itself. What you see is completely normal. All Echo Pro units have a similar appearance around the camera lens, as does the first FishSpy marker float camera. Each Echo Pro has been pressure tested during the manufacturing process in a water test chamber to ensure it does not leak.