|iBowSight (The Bow Sight for the iPhone Age)
An eight point bracket system has been engineered to quickly mount the iPhone 4/4S securely to a bow. This bracket system allows the user to mount and remove the iPhone from the bracket in less than 15 seconds while maintaining the same position with high precision +/- 0.003” and under wide temperatures ranging from -4F to +120F. Archers can purchase brackets for every bow that they own and simply remove and install their iPhone from one bow to another bow of their choice. The iBowSight App allows users to create multiple profiles to meet the needs of the bow in use. This means there is no need to reset the iBowSight App or to readjust your bracket as each profile can also be configured to the specific brand and length of arrow being shot. The beauty of the profile system is that users have the ability to build and tune their specific profiles to within < 0.003” of an inch even under extreme temperatures and each saved profile can be recalled instantly time after time. Simply, users just need to put the iPhone in the bracket, recall the specific profile, and the iBowSight is set for the particular bow.
The iBowSight bracket has 5 vertical positions and 4 horizontal positions to allow the sight to be installed centered on almost any bow (depending on the precision of the bow). The mounting bracket is pre-drilled to allow up to 3 bow mounting positions and has pre-tapped holes for a bow quiver. Fine position adjustments are done within the iBowSight App (more details can be found in the iBowSight App section). For future upgrades, the back of the bracket is also pre-drilled to accommodate future accessories and a removable accessory mounting bar comes standard with the iBowSight bracket too.
To ensure durability, light weight, and good looks, the decision was made to have all fasteners of the iBowSight made of GR2 titanium, just like AeroRest. All titanium fasteners will also be Torx. Additionally, all titanium screws will be metric instead of SAE thread except the bow mounting screw which will be (10-24 T20). The above decision proves again Firenock’s commitment to our customers to provide the finest archery equipment technically possible.
The iBowSight bracket is available now and can be purchased via our web store or our authorized Pro Shop. The iBowSight bracket has been shipping since the middle of summer 2012 and is available at selected Firenock dealers.
For ultimate compatibility, the iBowSight bracket is pre-tapped to accept a standard screw mount lens system. With this feature, iBowSight owners can pick and choose a wide variety of lenses such as: wide angle, fish eye, telephoto, optical correction, and even fully customized optics according to their preferences. In the near future, Firenock will offer a one correction lens for both the iPhone 4 / 4S. The lenses will be 5-layer, dual reflective Keplerian designed lenses which are typical refraction telescope lenses. A Keplerian designed lens is chosen as a single focal plane producing a much better image quality at a low cost.
One may worry that a single focal plane lens may provide a flipped, upside down and reversed left to right image on the screen. This effect is corrected by the iBowSight App. At present, a Galilean designed lens is offered as an interim solution. The down side of the Galilean design is that it has no focal plane, thus these lenses cannot provide the highest quality images, but they are still good quality images provided at a very competitive price. In order to balance the cost vs. performance and for your convenience, Firenock has sourced a budget correction lens (standard 8x telephoto lens) for $29.95 as a stand- alone product or as part of your iBowSight bracket purchase.
iBowSight Basic Lens
As planned and promised, the iBowSight App has been available on the iTunes AppStore since December 24th, 2011. Here is the link to purchase the iBowSight App at the iTunes store [iBowSight]. The iBowSight App transforms the iPhone into a high precision bow sight. It also leverages the iPhone’s advanced electronics and iOS 5 to make the iBowSight a hunting video camera which allows the archer to film every shot and store them into the internal memory of the iPhone. The video is recorded in 720p and 1080p when using the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S respectively.
A free update to iBowSight is available via download for current iBowSight users. Due to the fact that v1.15 is significantly different from the previous version, please delete your old App and down load and install the new version. The new features of v1.15 are described below: