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Seek Thermal Compact XR Android Smartphone Thermal Camera

Seek Thermal Compact XR Android Smartphone Thermal Camera
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  • Turn your Android smartphone into a thermal camera
  • Narrow field of view and wide detection range - ideal for hunting and security applications
  • Store images and video directly on your smartphone

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Seek Thermal Compact XR Android Smartphone Thermal Camera Details

Plug this tiny camera directly into your Android* smartphone and see the world in thermal!

An ideal tool for use by hunters, outdoor enthusiasts or for use in personal or professional security applications, the Seek Thermal Compact XR will help you to spot heat over a wide distance. Whether that's tracking game, detecting the body heat of others in areas they aren't authorised to be in, detecting heat problems with your home or even finding overheating electrical components, the Compact XR is ideal for a huge variety of different jobs.

The Compact XR is actually the upgraded version of the Seek Thermal Compact. The main difference between the two is the detection distance and field of view - the XR's narrower field of view gives it the ability to detect over a wider range up to 550m (the Compact can only detect to 300m). That's exactly why this tool is excellent for hunters - you can use the wide detection range to observe from a distance.

The Seek Thermal Compact XR is extremely easy to use. Just plug it into your smartphone or tablet's micro USB slot and download the free app from the Google Play Store to change settings, capture thermal images and video, adjust colour palettes and much, much more.

Tiny Size - Big Advantages

Seek Thermal's CompactXR brings high quality thermal imaging to more people. With an affordable price point, tiny design and the ability to turn your smartphone into a fully functional thermal imager, this camera is a must for anyone looking for an excellent introduction to thermography.

The Compact XR will allow you to see what the eye normally can't - the camera sees the world as infrared rather than visible light, allowing to you to easily pinpoint a wide variety of problems which may have otherwise been missed!

Perfect for Hunting and Outdoor Applications

Did you know that with a thermal camera, you'll be able to see through complete darkness and even see through fog and other poor weather conditions?

That's why the Seek Thermal Compact XR is an essential for professional hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. You can use this camera for:

  • Accurately scouting terrain
  • Tracking game
  • Safely viewing animals from a wide distance
  • Keep track of other members of your party, even in complete darkness
  • Stay safe while outdoors

An Essential for Both Safety and Security

Seek a new advantage over thieves with the Compact XR!

As it can see through the dark and over a long distance, you can use the Compact XR to easily detect the body heat of an individual. Heat can't hide, and with the Compact XR, you have the advantage, not thieves.

The Seek Thermal Compact XR is highly recommended for usefor:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Night Security
  • Search & Rescue
  • Land Surveillance and Border Protection
  • Public Safety & Tactical Support
  • Safeguard Corporate Facilities, Factories & Warehouses, Government Sites, or Residential Property

 Seek Thermal Compact XR Thermal Camera Key Features

  • Designed to plug directly into an android smartphone to turn it into a thermal camera
  • High quality thermal resolution of 206 x 156 pixels gives you a good quality thermal image at all times
  • Huge detection range - able to detect a target at a distance of up to 1800 feet (550m)
  • Never needs charging - use your smartphone's internal battery for power
  • Seamless integration with free app available from the App store
  • Use the App to adjust settings such as colour palettes, capture images and video, share your findings with others and much, much more
  • Fast startup ensures that you don't miss an opportunity
  • Measure temperature from -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C) and switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit measurement modes
  • Works in both day and night conditions with no drop in performance
  • Waterproof carrying case included
  • Adjustable focus so you always get the best image
  • 9Hz frame rate

What's Included?

  • Seek Thermal Compact XR Thermal Camera (for Android)
  • Waterproof Carrying Case

Seek Thermal Compact Series Comparison Chart

There are three different models available in the Seek Thermal Compact series. The following table outlines the difference between each.

Model Number Compact

For iOS      For Android

For iOS     For Android

For iOS     For Android
Thermal Resolution 206 x 156 pixels 206 x 156 pixels 320 x 240 pixels
Detection Distance 1000 feet (330yards, 300m) 1,800 feet (600 yards, 550m) 1,800 feet (600 yards, 550m)
Field of View 36° 20° 32°
Temperature Range -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C) -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C) -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C)
Frame Rate <9Hz <9Hz >15Hz FastFrame


*Notes on Compatibility

Please note that not all Android smartphones and tablets are compatible with the Seek Thermal Compact.

Please review all of the following information carefully to determine whether or not your device is compatible with the Seek Thermal Compact.

Any questions? Please call us directly.

Smartphone Case Compatibility

In some cases, thicker smartphone cases (especially ruggedized ones) will not provide enough clearance around the connection port. To use the camera you must either remove the case or attach the camera using an extender or adapter (sold separately).

Operating System Compatibility

You will require an Android smartphone or tablet running at least Android 4.3 to use this camera and the compatible app.

Listed of Tested Compatible Phones

  • Google Nexus 5 (requires adapter)
  • Google Nexus 5x (requires USB C adapter)
  • Google Nexus 6 (requires adapter)
  • Nexus 6p (requires USB C adapter)
  • HTC Desire 820 (requires adapter)
  • HTC Desire EYE (requires adapter)
  • HTC One Mini 2 (requires adapter)
  • HTC One A9 (requires adapter)
  • HTC One M8 (requires adapter)
  • Motorola Moto X
  • Motorola Moto G
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 (except some running 5.1.1)
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Please note that the Seek Thermal is designed for use with smartphones with a micro-USB slot running at least Android 4.3. Therefore it has not been tested but may work with many other HTC, LG, Sony Xperia and some Galaxy Tab models.

*Please note that new Samsung phones, such as the S8 are supplied with adaptors which are not OTG enabled. Therefore you will need a separate adaptor with OTG (On The Go) capability in order to connect this Thermal Camera to your device. 

List of Incompatible Devices

The Seek Thermal Compact will NOT work with these products.

  • Amazon Fire Phone & Tablet
  • Google Nexus 4
  • Google Nexus 7 (2012)
  • HTC Desire 620
  • HTC Desire 626
  • HTC Nexus 9
  • Nexus 9
  • Samsung Galaxy 2 (old)
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega
  • Samsung Galaxy Note (original)
  • Samsung Google Nexus S
  • Samsung Nexus S
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 NEO
  • Samsung S4 mini
  • Samsung S5 mini

NOTE: Android devices sometimes orient the microUSB connecter in different directions or locations. For correct usage the USB port should be located on the bottom, with the widest portion of the port aligned with the back of your smartphone. Many LG and HTC devices orient the connecter in the opposite direction, and many devices from Sony and Motorola often position the port on the side. In these cases it is recommended to use a microUSB cable or adapter to allow proper aiming and positioning of the camera (sold separately).

Technical Specs

Part Code: UT-EAA

Seek Thermal Compact XR Technical Specifications

Detector and Optics
Thermal Sensor 206 x 156 pixels
Detection Distance 1,800 feet (600 yards, 550m)
Field of View 20 degree
Temperature Range -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C)
Frame Rate <9Hz
Focus Adjustable
Lens Material Chalcogenide
Microbolometer Vanadium oxide
Pixel Pitch 12 microns
Spectral Range 7.5 to 14 microns
System Specs
User Interface Connects to a smartphone. Controlled by free Seek mobile app
Temperature Display Scale Fahrenheit or Celsius
Colour Palettes 9 options
Thermal Tools Spot thermography, Hi-low and Threshold modes
Capture Settings Records photos and video
Storage Media Stores photos and video directly to smartphone
Sharing Share directly from mobile app to email, text and social media
Battery None required - powered by smartphone
Phone Compatibility iPhone or Android. For compatible phone list, visit
Device and Package Info
Country of Origin Designed and manufactured in Santa Barbara, California, USA with global components
Colour Black
Device Dimensions (H x W x D) 1 x 1.75 x 1 inches
Device Weight 0.5 ounces
Box Dimensions (H x W x D) 7 x 3.75 x 1.25 inches
Package Weight 8.3 ounces

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