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FLIR ONE (Thermal Camera for Smartphones) Gen 3 $209 (Orig $305), Pro $379 (Orig $570) + 15% Promo code (sitewide)

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[Black Friday] FLIR ONE (Thermal Camera for Smartphones) Gen 3 $209 (Orig $305), Pro $379 (Orig $570) + 15% Promo code (sitewide)

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Noticed these two were on sale and found a 15% off promo code.

FLIR ONE Gen 3
https://www.flir.ca/products/flir-one-gen-3/

FLIR ONE Pro
https://www.flir.ca/products/flir-one-pro/

Promo Code: EBDITC3 (works sitewide I believe)
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I saw some reviews about the battery durability.
you need to make sure to recharge the battery after few month of non use.
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Aminour wrote: I saw some reviews about the battery durability.
you need to make sure to recharge the battery after few month of non use.
Like this one?

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I have one of these and it's OK. I wouldn't use this or the pro model for anything 'pro' but for around the house it's been useful as a DIYer
lots of things were expected. seeing where in the crawl space the hvac was leaking, surprise, the seams that were all wonky... but a few actual drilled holes in the line I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.

I can see an entire stud bay next to the sliding glass door that has ZERO insulation in it because. ya.. who needs insulation in Canada, totally optional install.

I can see the hot water pipes running though the walls.

seeing areas around the windows where they didn't properly foam it on install and it's just leaking massive amount of heat or cold.. again good job guys.

basically if you're a DIY sort of person and want to find some of the problem areas in your house because you're going to fix them yourself this could be useful to you and maybe even pay itself off. It'll also make you a more confident DIYer because you can not only check your own work, but also see how shoddy the 5 star pros work actually is. 5 stars because the reviewers have no clue if its a good job or bad job just that they were polite and fast. lol. I'd be polite and fast too if I was fleecing people and doing a half assed job lol.

They can also be used for PCB design to find hot spots if you're building voltage regulators, but I mostly work with 5/12v so it's less useful.
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Aug 4, 2022
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I have no use for this but it looks so tempting I can hear MGS 1 bgm playing in my head.
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Jan 5, 2022
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Using the free FLIR Tools app, you can do a LOT of measurements and get the temperature of individual pixels, identify the min, max or average temperature for a specific area that you specify. From that point of view, the Gen III is very capable and that tool could even be used for professionals. But the Gen III can seem very underwhelming because those features are not made visible on the fly. I am very happy with the Gen III but only because the post processing with the FLIR Tools app makes it shine!!!! Smiling Face With Open Mouth

Here is an example from our lab, a hot plate that was not evenly hot. Photo was taken with a Gen III but I used the FLIR Tools app to process the photo as you see here. You can see that I have drawn a box and the hot spot and cold spot have been automatically identified (triangles). You can have multiple spot temperatures on the image.


DO IT!!!!
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Dammit, caved and bought one. Thank you no thank you OP. :)
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Which one has the better app? iOS or Android? Reviews would point to iOS but I'm trying to justify the Android version as it's what I use primarily.
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Thanks OP, ordered! Will be useful to have for all sorts of DIY projects around the house
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What's everyone going for the regular or the pro? How practical is the higher resolution?
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Sep 8, 2022
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How long will their app be supported for?

For the Android version, USB-C...can I use that with a PC / Mac?
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Nov 12, 2009
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Calgary
I actually got the pro off Amazon, used. Works great.
Found a leak in my basement ceiling. Worth the money! Also found a cold spot where winter air was flowing through near my furnace exhausts. When I get back home, I'll try plugging it into a PC, but usb c and the app works great. No online activation required.
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Mar 21, 2017
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So... iphones switching to usb c huh? as an iphone user I would not get the iOS version...
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Jul 26, 2020
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Aminour wrote: I saw some reviews about the battery durability.
you need to make sure to recharge the battery after few month of non use.
Can confirm. I simply opened mine up, removed the built in battery, wired an 18650 battery holder that I stuck with double sided tape on the other side. The device becomes bulkier, but **** them and their shitty battery! At least with an 18650 it doesn't need to be recharged after 20 pictures.
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Is this the only option we can get for a decent thermal camera under $200? The battery part really worries me.

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