Gear Review: FishBrain WearOS

What is it?

Gear Review: FishBrain WearOS

What sets it apart?

A lot of anglers use technology to log catch data and smartphones play a big role in that effort. But how many phones have been dropped, slimed, cracked or donated to the lake during the process? Angler-focused social network innovator Fishbrain addresses this issue by teaming up with Casio for an updated version of its WearOS app with Google Assistant integration, which enables anglers to log catches through voice commands.

How do I use it?

Casio devices are designed to operate in demanding outdoor scenarios. Fishbrain is available as a featured app on the Pro Trek WSD-F30 Smart Watch. Fishbrain is also introducing BiteTime, which the company bills as the world’s most advanced machine learning-powered fishing forecast. Available to Premium users, BiteTime provides analytical data on the best place and time to catch a particular species of fish, all accessible from the wrist. Fishbrain can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store.

How much?

Free with optional premium version for monthly fee. (Watch not included.)

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Angler’s insight:

Things happen quickly on the water and the excitement of a big bite or a flurry of activity often precludes prompt catch logging. (Even more so for the space-limited kayak angler.) Inclement weather — rain, chilly temperatures requiring gloved hands — further complicates the ability to manually grab those catch log notes. Fishbrain and Casio have created a nice option that allows anglers to remain diligent in their data collection, regardless of what’s going on around them.

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