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wakeye question

will the wakeye Iphone 5s adapter fit with a otter box on or do you need to remove it. Is there a better option?

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  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    @swaterkd‌ You are on the right track trying to protect your iPhone, but respectfully, a better option is a cheap used GoPro Hero 2. The pylon shakes so violently when (not if) the handle gets popped, I've had to remove the battery from GoPros to reset them—and they are built for abuse. I've seen water splashed on them, people hit them with their skies, and grab them while reaching instinctively for the pylon. Do you really want this life for your iPhone 5s?
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • swaterkdswaterkd Posts: 74 Baller
    thanks for the input I was trying to use the new app. Anyone else have input on the app and how is works?
    kstateskier
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,060 Mega Baller
    @swaterkd I have been using the new app with great results. I have a review in the works as we speak. I want to get another set or 2 behind it before I publish.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,920 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Was very excited about the Wakeye app for my iPad use on my tracking mount until I realized it requires location GPS type points for speed (aka has to be wifi or on a paid phone type network). Would love to see them use another type of indicator such as dB for record/stop with the option to increase or decrease those levels. Inside noise hits that certain set decibel, say 60dB and it starts to record. dB drops below set dB and it stops recording. Would it be that hard to add additional set perimeters in an app like that @MattP? The recording would be a bit longer then then a set speed but well worth not having to find the record/stop button when your the driver not to mentions sun glare.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,060 Mega Baller
    @Wish off of the top of my head prob not I would have to look at the specs of the mic feature.
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,356 Mega Baller
    @wish Thanks for pointing this out. I was planning to use an old iPhone4 but I am not going to get a cell phone plan just for this. no way am I using my new iPhone 5 for this. I have a general rule if you bring phones into boats its not if your phone will end up in the lake but when.
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • swaterkdswaterkd Posts: 74 Baller
    Ok, so put a waterproof case on the phone. So has anyone had a phone fall out of the wakeye?
  • PorkfightPorkfight Posts: 180 Baller
    edited April 2014
    It would be pretty cool if the app could start and stop recording based on G forces sensed by the device's motion sensor. If that were possible, it wouldn't require a cellular plan or GPS.
  • AKShortlineAKShortline Posts: 89 Baller
    I got to use my new wakeye mount with ipad mini and it works really well. You do not need the idevice subscribed to a cell service for the app to work. It turns on and off based on speed very well. Just set it up and leave it alone. The problem now is at the end of the day, you might have more videos than you wanted... Delete, delete, delete...
  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 755 Crazy Baller
    @AKShortline‌ were you on a WiFi network for the app to work? I was thinking of using an old iPhone 4 but after reading this didn't think the wakeye app would work.
    Travis Torley
  • WishWish Posts: 7,920 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 2014
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    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • JibboJibbo Posts: 134 Water Ski Industry Professional
    The Wakeye app only needs GPS for it to work
  • coxjoncoxjon Posts: 43 Baller
    Anyone know if there are big differences. Between the wakeye and ski-doc ?

    http://www.perfski.com/Waterskis/Waterski-Accessories/Ski-Doc-Camera-Mount.html
  • AKShortlineAKShortline Posts: 89 Baller
    @skier 2788 I was not. Should work fine with your old phone. @coxjon I tried the ski-doc and could not get it to turn smoothly enough to work. It seems like others have had better luck though.
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