Device and OS
Spike works with commercial Google Android and Apple iOS Smartphones and Tablets. To view a list of recommended devices that have gone through camera calibration procedure and provide the highest level of accuracy, visit the Spike Support Center.
Operating System (OS) requirements are:
- Apple iOS devices must be running iOS 8.0 or later
- Google Android devices must be running Android 4.4 or later
- Your device must also support BLUETOOTH 4.0 low energy technology
The Spike device connects with your Smartphone or Tablet via Bluetooth. Your device must support BLUETOOTH 4.0 low energy technology.
The Spike device has an Internal Li-ion battery that is charged via a micro USB charging port (a USB cable is included in the box with Spike). Battery life is 4 hours of continuous use.
Spike’s eye safe laser rangefinder supports ranges between 6-650 feet (2-200 meters). The accuracy of Spike’s laser rangefinder is ± 3%
The accuracy of Spike’s laser rangefinder is ± 3%; the accuracy of Photo Measurements is ± 3% (if positioned perpendicular to the target); and the accuracy of Point-to-Point Measurements is ± 3%. For additional information on optimal distances and positions, visit the Spike Support Center.
Spike supports measurements in feet + inches, inches, meters, or centimeters. Unit settings may be changed at any time via the Spike app settings or Cloud settings.
Measurements are stored with the photo and can be shared as a PDF, JPG, Spike File (XML), or KMZ. For Android devices only, additional output includes HMTL. The Spike File is a compressed .ZIP file, which contains the Spike photos and XML file with measurement and location data.