Spike

Bringing measurements within reach

The Spike device, Spike mobile app, Spike Cloud and your smartphone or tablet work together to change the way measurements are taken and shared. Spike allows you to measure an object simply by taking a photo with your smartphone or tablet. From that photo you can capture real-time measurements by using the Spike mobile app or cloud-based tools.

 

About Spike

 

Spike is a smart laser measurement solution for all kinds of industries and professional use that allows you to capture measurements and location of an object – all from a photo. From that photo you can capture real time measurements including height, width, area, length and target location.

Spike gives you the flexibility to measure when and how you want, whether in the field or at the office, using the Spike mobile app or Spike Cloud. Measurements and location are saved with the picture and can be easily shared as a JPG, PDF, Spike File (XML) and KMZ.

Spike works with both Apple iOS and Google Android devices, and attaches to a smartphone with a quick-release clamp or to a tablet case with high-strength bonding tape. The Spike device pairs with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Spike’s laser rangefinder works together with your smartphone or tablet’s camera, GPS, compass, and Internet connection.

Key Features

Spike mobile app
Photo Measure: real-time measurements from a photo

With Spike, your time to measure an object is reduced to minutes. Simply take a photo of the object you want to measure, such as a building or wall, using the Spike app and your smartphone or tablet. From that photo, capture measurements in real-time including height, width, area, length, and cutout area. Photos can be measured using the Spike app or the online-cloud based tools. You can access your photos at any time to remeasure, eliminating the need to return to the location for additional measurements.

Spike’s photo measurement capability allows you to measure hard-to-reach objects that would have otherwise required additional equipment, labor or tools. All it takes is one person to capture all the measurements you need, and while at a safe location and distance. You can also correct for angles, using the alignment tool, to improve the accuracy of your measurements.

Point to PointPoint-to-Point: measure the distance between two objects

Point-to-Point Measurements determines the distance between two objects. For example, to measure the distance between the side of a house and a nearby tree, a store front and a sign in the parking lot, the side of a highway and a light pole, a utility line and a tree or the ground up to the roof line of a house. Point-to-Point Measurements allows you to work quickly and capture hard-to-reach measurements from a safe distance.

Simply aim Spike at the first object, such as the side of a house, and take a photo. Then, aim at your second object, such as a tree or fence, and take a photo. Spike then calculates the distance between those two objects. In addition to the distance measurement, Spike also calculates the linear distance for vertical and horizontal measurements.

Spike cloudMeasure from the app or from your desktop

Measure when and how you want using the Spike app on your smartphone or tablet, or from your desktop using the online-cloud based tools. Whether you work out in the field or in an office, you can view or measure your photos at any time. Both the Spike app and Spike Cloud allow you to view, measure, export and share your Spike photos and measurements.

Take a photo using the Spike app and your smartphone or tablet while out in the field, and either measure on site using the app, or upload your photos to the Cloud to measure back at the office. The Cloud can also be used by other team members so that they can view or edit the measurements they need to complete their job tasks.

Spike exportsExport and share captured photos and measurements

All measurements are saved with the photo, and can be exported and shared with your team, colleagues or customers. Use the exported photo and measurements as photo verification for reports or estimates.

The Spike app and Spike Cloud allow you to select the export format for your needs. From the Spike app you can export photos and measurements as a JPG, PDF, Spike file (XML), or KMZ. Spike files can be shared and edited between devices running the Spike app, and KMZ files can be imported into popular GIS tools, such as Google Earth. Photos that have been uploaded to the Cloud can be exported as a PDF, JPG (with measurements or image only) or a viewable URL.

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.

Connectivity

The Spike device connects with your Smartphone or Tablet via Bluetooth. Your device must support BLUETOOTH 4.0 low energy technology.

Battery

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.

Laser

Spike’s eye safe laser rangefinder supports ranges between 6-650 feet (2-200 meters). The accuracy of Spike’s laser rangefinder is ± 3%

Accuracy

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.

Units

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.

Output Formats

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.

Documentation & Resources

 

For all other resources, including the Spike User Manual, Video Tutorials, How-To Guides and top FAQS:

Introducing Spike

 

Spike Stories: Gordon Sign

Spike Stories: Lightning Quick Signs

The following smartphones and tablets have gone through camera calibration procedure and provide the highest level of accuracy for capturing measurements from a photo… read more

Spike attaches to a smartphone with a quick-release clamp or to a tablet case with high-strength bonding tape. We recommend attaching your Spike to a hard tablet case with a flat back, and to metal or hard plastic surfaces… read more

Yes. A photo can be uploaded to the online, cloud-based Spike tools. By uploading a photo to the Spike Cloud, you can view, edit, measure, and download Spike photos using your browser… read more

If you are not satisfied with your Spike device, we will accept returns for refund if we are contacted within 30 days of the date that we shipped the Spike to you. Please contact our support team to arrange a return… contact us

Spike comes with a 1 year warranty for defects or workmanship issues. Please refer to our Terms of Sale for Warranty information… read more

+ Introduction

About Spike

 

Spike is a smart laser measurement solution for all kinds of industries and professional use that allows you to capture measurements and location of an object – all from a photo. From that photo you can capture real time measurements including height, width, area, length and target location.

Spike gives you the flexibility to measure when and how you want, whether in the field or at the office, using the Spike mobile app or Spike Cloud. Measurements and location are saved with the picture and can be easily shared as a JPG, PDF, Spike File (XML) and KMZ.

Spike works with both Apple iOS and Google Android devices, and attaches to a smartphone with a quick-release clamp or to a tablet case with high-strength bonding tape. The Spike device pairs with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Spike’s laser rangefinder works together with your smartphone or tablet’s camera, GPS, compass, and Internet connection.

+ Features

Key Features

Spike mobile app
Photo Measure: real-time measurements from a photo

With Spike, your time to measure an object is reduced to minutes. Simply take a photo of the object you want to measure, such as a building or wall, using the Spike app and your smartphone or tablet. From that photo, capture measurements in real-time including height, width, area, length, and cutout area. Photos can be measured using the Spike app or the online-cloud based tools. You can access your photos at any time to remeasure, eliminating the need to return to the location for additional measurements.

Spike’s photo measurement capability allows you to measure hard-to-reach objects that would have otherwise required additional equipment, labor or tools. All it takes is one person to capture all the measurements you need, and while at a safe location and distance. You can also correct for angles, using the alignment tool, to improve the accuracy of your measurements.

Point to PointPoint-to-Point: measure the distance between two objects

Point-to-Point Measurements determines the distance between two objects. For example, to measure the distance between the side of a house and a nearby tree, a store front and a sign in the parking lot, the side of a highway and a light pole, a utility line and a tree or the ground up to the roof line of a house. Point-to-Point Measurements allows you to work quickly and capture hard-to-reach measurements from a safe distance.

Simply aim Spike at the first object, such as the side of a house, and take a photo. Then, aim at your second object, such as a tree or fence, and take a photo. Spike then calculates the distance between those two objects. In addition to the distance measurement, Spike also calculates the linear distance for vertical and horizontal measurements.

Spike cloudMeasure from the app or from your desktop

Measure when and how you want using the Spike app on your smartphone or tablet, or from your desktop using the online-cloud based tools. Whether you work out in the field or in an office, you can view or measure your photos at any time. Both the Spike app and Spike Cloud allow you to view, measure, export and share your Spike photos and measurements.

Take a photo using the Spike app and your smartphone or tablet while out in the field, and either measure on site using the app, or upload your photos to the Cloud to measure back at the office. The Cloud can also be used by other team members so that they can view or edit the measurements they need to complete their job tasks.

Spike exportsExport and share captured photos and measurements

All measurements are saved with the photo, and can be exported and shared with your team, colleagues or customers. Use the exported photo and measurements as photo verification for reports or estimates.

The Spike app and Spike Cloud allow you to select the export format for your needs. From the Spike app you can export photos and measurements as a JPG, PDF, Spike file (XML), or KMZ. Spike files can be shared and edited between devices running the Spike app, and KMZ files can be imported into popular GIS tools, such as Google Earth. Photos that have been uploaded to the Cloud can be exported as a PDF, JPG (with measurements or image only) or a viewable URL.

+ Specs

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.

Connectivity

The Spike device connects with your Smartphone or Tablet via Bluetooth. Your device must support BLUETOOTH 4.0 low energy technology.

Battery

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.

Laser

Spike’s eye safe laser rangefinder supports ranges between 6-650 feet (2-200 meters). The accuracy of Spike’s laser rangefinder is ± 3%

Accuracy

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.

Units

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.

Output Formats

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.

+ Documentation

Documentation & Resources

 

For all other resources, including the Spike User Manual, Video Tutorials, How-To Guides and top FAQS:

+ Videos

Introducing Spike

 

Spike Stories: Gordon Sign

Spike Stories: Lightning Quick Signs

+ Support
+ FAQ

The following smartphones and tablets have gone through camera calibration procedure and provide the highest level of accuracy for capturing measurements from a photo… read more

Spike attaches to a smartphone with a quick-release clamp or to a tablet case with high-strength bonding tape. We recommend attaching your Spike to a hard tablet case with a flat back, and to metal or hard plastic surfaces… read more

Yes. A photo can be uploaded to the online, cloud-based Spike tools. By uploading a photo to the Spike Cloud, you can view, edit, measure, and download Spike photos using your browser… read more

If you are not satisfied with your Spike device, we will accept returns for refund if we are contacted within 30 days of the date that we shipped the Spike to you. Please contact our support team to arrange a return… contact us

Spike comes with a 1 year warranty for defects or workmanship issues. Please refer to our Terms of Sale for Warranty information… read more

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