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Echo Meter Touch 2 bat detector for Android and iOS

Echo Meter Touch 2 bat detector for Android and iOS

A fantastic bat detector to plug into your phone or tablet to enable you to see sonograms of the bat calls and record them for future analysis.

This model is compatible with Android or iOS devices with USB-C connector and comes in standard or Pro models - if you're a serious bat worker or a professional, you'll need the Pro for its much better microphone and cleaner sonograms.

If you have an Android device with a MicroUSB connector, you'll need a USB-C to MicroUSB adaptor.

We don't currently have a USB-C extender for use with a case on your Android device, sorry.

 

Flying at night, using ultrasonic vocalizations — bats can be hard for people to detect. But with the sophisticated technology inside the affordably priced Echo Meter Touch 2, you can turn your smartphone or tablet into a professional-quality, interactive bat detector, allowing you to hear and record bats flying above you in real-time!

 

Learn about bats

There are thousands of bat species in the world, each with its own slightly different type of echolocation call. Every time you watch for a bat, Echo Meter Touch listens for it and processes the sound using highly complex, proprietary algorithms called “classifiers”. In a split second, Echo Meter Touch shows you the most likely species of bat flying overhead. You can click on each species to learn more. Currently, Echo Meter Touch can identify bat species from North America, the Neotropics, the U.K., Europe and South Africa.

 

Discover the world of ultrasonic sound.

Bat echolocation calls are ultrasonic – out of the range of human hearing. The Echo Meter Touch combines a special microphone with sophisticated circuitry and software to transform ultrasonic bats calls into audio that you can hear. Echo Meter Touch displays the bat calls on an interactive, scientific-level spectrogram. You can pause the audio, zoom in on each recording, and listen to it in more detail using one of three professional-level listening modes: Real-Time Expansion, heterodyne, and post-recording time expansion.

 

  • Affordably priced for citizen science
  • Listen to and record bat vocalizations in real-time
  • Identifies the most likely species of bats via the free Echo Meter Touch app for iOS or Android*
  • View bat echolocations in real-time on a color spectrogram
  • Shows recording locations and path on a zoomable map
  • Share your discoveries easily via text and email

*Auto ID classifiers are currently available for species in North America, U.K., Europe, Neotropics and South Africa.

 

Amateur Model

Sample Rate: 256k samples per-second at 16 bits

Maximum Recording Frequency: 128 kHz

Gain Settings: 1

Custom User Settings

  • Audio Division Ratio for RTE, HET and TE
  • Real-Time ID (ON/OFF)
  • Nightly Sessions Mode (ON/OFF)
  • Real-Time ID (ON/OFF)
  • Auto-ID Sensitivity
  • Save Noise Files (ON/OFF)
  • Max Trigger Length
  • Trigger Window
  • Trigger Sensitivity
  • Trigger Minimum Frequency

Enclosure

Rugged Polycarbonate housing with an integrated acoustical horn

Dimensions And Weight

  • Width: 1.9" (48 mm)
  • Length: 1.4" (35 mm)
  • Length with connector: 1.7" (43 mm)
  • Height: .46" - .71" (11.7 mm - 18.0 mm)

Echo Meter Touch App

The Echo Meter Touch App is free and available from the Google Play store and Apple App store.

Listening Modes: RTE, heterodyne, and post-recording time expansion

Recording Format: Full-spectrum WAV

Species Auto-ID Regions

North America, the Neotropics, the U.K. and Europe, and South Africa

 

Pro Model

Sample Rate: 256k or 384k samples per second at 16 bits

Maximum Recording Frequency: 192 kHz

Gain Settings: 3 (Selectable)

Custom User Settings

  • Audio Division Ratio for RTE, HET and TE
  • Real-Time ID (ON/OFF)
  • Nightly Sessions Mode (ON/OFF)
  • Real-Time ID (ON/OFF)
  • Auto-ID Sensitivity
  • Save Noise Files (ON/OFF)
  • Max Trigger Length
  • Trigger Window
  • Trigger Sensitivity
  • Trigger Minimum Frequency

Enclosure

Rugged Polycarbonate housing with an integrated acoustical horn

Dimensions And Weight

  • Width: 1.9" (48 mm)
  • Length: 1.4" (35 mm)
  • Length with connector: 1.7" (43 mm)
  • Height: .46" - .71" (11.7 mm - 18.0 mm)

Echo Meter Touch App

The Echo Meter Touch App is free and available from the Google Play store and Apple App store.

Listening Modes: RTE, heterodyne, and post-recording time expansion

Recording Format: Full-spectrum WAV

Species Auto-ID Regions

North America, the Neotropics, the U.K. and Europe, and South Africa

 

Manufacturer's warranty is 18 months. Buy from us and get a 2.5 year warranty.

  • PRODUCT INFO

    Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO is an innovative combination of hardware and software that lets you listen to, record and identify bats in real-time – on your compatible Android or iOS device.

    The Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO Ultrasonic Module creates extremely quiet, high-quality recordings which are superior to those created by bat detectors costing much more.

    Bat calls enter the Module through an integrated acoustical horn, engineered to reduce unwanted echoes. The horn efficiently directs the sound into the Module’s ultra-quiet microphone element (the same used in the SMM-U2 ultrasonic microphone) which captures frequencies of up to 192kHz. The Module’s onboard computer converts the sound into digital data and streams it to the Echo Meter Touch app.

    The app features a number of advanced software features designed specifically for professsional biologists: Choose a sample rate of 256kHz or 384kHz. Control recording amplitude by selecting one of three gain settings. Set specific trigger length, trigger window, trigger sensitivity and auto-trigger time. You can also choose audio division ratio for RTE, heterodyne, and time-expansion listening modes. You can even enable/disable Nightly Sessions Mode and Real-Time ID.

    The Echo Meter Touch app transforms the Module’s streaming data into audio that you can hear – in real-time. It shows you the bat calls on an interactive spectrogram, and it employs the latest Kaleidoscope Pro classifiers that instantly identify the most likely species of bat being detected. It uses GPS to mark recordings with your location and path and, of course, it saves the recordings as 16-bit WAV files that can be easily shared for collaboration or transferred to a Mac or PC for further study.

    The Echo Meter Touch App includes the same species classifiers offered in the desktop version of the Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software, covering bat species in North America, the Neotropics, U.K. and Europe, and South Africa.

    At this price, there’s no other professional bat research tool that offers this combination of portability, high-quality recording, species identification, and high-detail spectrogram analysis capabilities.

    NOT A PRO?
    ECHO METER TOUCH 2 IS FOR YOU.

    You‘re interested in bats – perhaps they‘re in your neighbourhood, and you want to know more. That‘s why we created Echo Meter Touch 2 – the less complex version of the PRO model, for hobbyists like you.

    You‘ll get all the best features of PRO including the interactive spectrogram, automatic species identification, real-time listening, GPS and sharing – but you won‘t be confused by advanced settings designed for professionals.

    But maybe the best feature of Echo Meter Touch 2 is the price. For much less than the cost of the Pro version, you‘ll own a bat detection system that, until now, would have cost over £1,000 – and it's one that you can use with your phone or tablet – in your garden or on a hike into the countryside.

  • Requirements

    ANDROID:

    • Android OS version 8.0 or later.
    • An OS version later than 8.0 is not a guarantee that the device is compatible, see the list below.
    • The Echo Meter Touch app will not load on devices running any version of Android Go.
    • At least 1 GB of total RAM.
    • At least 600 MB of storage for buffering the spectrogram.
    • OTG compatibility. There are many free apps that can check such as OTG?.
    • A USB-C connector, or a USB-C to MicroUSB adaptor if your device has a MicroUSB connector.

    iOS:

    • iOS version 12 or later.
    • At least 600 MB of storage for buffering the spectrogram.
    • OTG compatibility. There are many free apps that can check such as OTG?.
    • A USB-C connector.

    Compatible iOS Devices:

    • iPhone: All models with USB-C connector
    • iPad: All models with USB-C connector

    NOTES

    • See the “Compatible Phones” and “Compatible Tablets” sections above for Android devices known to work with the EMT2. This list is compiled from the results of an in-app survey that ask about device compatibility. If a device is not listed, that does not mean it does not work; it only means that we have not had any reports in the survey.
    • While we cannot guarantee compatibility with the list below, we do offer a thirty-day money-back guarantee.
    • As devices become older, they may have increased difficulty running EMT2 with newer versions of the app or OS updates, so we reserve the right to remove devices from the list.
    • EMT2 will work with a USB-C port on Android or iOS devices or a micro-USB port on your Android device. Android EMT2 modules made before May 2022 have a micro-USB plug and modules made after have a USB-C plug. Either type of module can work on either type of Android device, but you will need to use an adaptor if they don't match. Current EMT2 model will not work with iOS devices with a Lightning connector.

    Please email us with details of your device so we can check if it's on the compatibility list, or check on the Wildlife Acoustics website.

  • RETURN & REFUND POLICY

    If you're not 100% satisfied with your Echo Meter Touch 2, you can return it within 60 days in 'as new' condition (with its box) for a full refund.

  • Classifiers

    Currently, we have bat species classifiers for North America, the Neotropics, the U.K. and Europe and South Africa. We're continually developing new classifiers as well as improving existing ones.

    Note: Classifiers in the Echo Meter Touch app may lag the Kaleidoscope classifiers by several weeks. Watch for updates to the app to get the latest classifiers.

    UK and Europe

    Barbastella barbastellus (Western barbastelle)*, Eptesicus isabellinus (Meridional serotine), Eptesicus isabellinus(Meridional serotine), Eptesicus nilssonii (Northern), Eptesicus serotinus (Serotine)*, Hypsugo savii (Savi's pipistrelle), Miniopterus schreibersii (Common bent-wing), Miniopterus schreibersii (Common bent-wing), Myotis alcathoe(Alcathoe's), Myotis bechsteinii (Bechstein's)*, Myotis brandtii (Brandt's)*, Myotis capaccinii (Long-fingered), Myotis capaccinii (Long-fingered), Myotis dasycneme (Pond), Myotis daubentonii (Daubenton's)*, Myotis emarginatus(Geoffroy's), Myotis escalerai (Escalera's), Myotis escalerai (Escalera's), Myotis myotis (Greater mouse-eared), Myotis mystacinus (Whiskered), Myotis nattereri (Natterer's)*, Nyctalus lasiopterus (Greater noctule), Nyctalus leisleri (Lesser noctule)*, Nyctalus noctula (Common noctule)*, Pipistrellus kuhlii (Kuhl's pipistrelle), Pipistrellus nathusii (Nathusius's pipistrelle)*, Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Common pipistrelle)*, Pipistrellus pygmaeus (Soprano pipistrelle)*, Plecotus auritus (Brown long eared)*, Plecotus austriacus (Grey long-eared), Plecotus austriacus (Grey long-eared), Rhinolophus euryale (Mediterranean horseshoe), Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Greater horseshoe)*, Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser horseshoe)*, Tadarida teniotis (European free-tailed), Tadarida teniotis (European free-tailed), Vespertilio murinus(Particoloured)

    North America

    Antrozous pallidus (Pallid), Corynorhinus townsendii (Townsend's big-eared bat), Eptesicus fuscus (Big brown), Euderma maculatum (Spotted), Eumops floridanus (Bonneted), Eumops perotis (Western mastiff), Eumops underwoodi(Underwood's bonneted), Lasionycteris noctivagans (Silver-haired), Lasiurus blossevilli (Western red), Lasiurus borealis(Eastern red), Lasiurus cinereus (Hoary), Lasiurus ega (Southern yellow), Lasiurus intermedius (Northern yellow), Lasiurus seminolus (Seminole bat), Lasiurus xanthinus (Western yellow), Macrotus californicus (California leaf-nosed), Molossus molossus (Pallas's mastiff), Mormoops megalophylla (Ghost faced), Myotis austroriparius (Southeastern myotis), Myotis californicus (California myotis), Myotis ciliolabrum (Western Small-footed), Myotis evotis (Long-eared myotis), Myotis grisescens (Gray), Myotis leibii (Small-footed), Myotis lucifugus (Little brown), Myotis occultus (Arizona myotis), Myotis septentrionalis (Northern long-eared myotis), Myotis sodalis (Indiana), Myotis thysanodes (Fringed myotis), Myotis velifer (Cave myotis), Myotis volans (Long-legged myotis), Myotis yumanensis (Yuma myotis), Nycticeius humeralis (Evening), Nyctinomops femorosaccus (Pocketed free-tailed), Nyctinomops macrotis (Big free-tailed), Parastrellus hesperus (Western pipistrelle), Perimyotis subflavus (Tricolored), Tadarida brasiliensis (Mexican free-tailed)

    Neotropical

    Antrozous pallidus (Pallid), Balantiopteryx io (Thomas's sac-winged), Balantiopteryx plicata (Gray sac-winged), Balantiopteryx plicata (Gray sac-winged), Bauerus dubiaquercus (Van Gelder's), Centronycteris centralis (Thomas's shaggy), Centronycteris maximiliani (Shaggy), Corynorhinus townsendii (Townsend's big-eared), Cynomops mexicanus(Mexican dog-faced), Diclidurus albus (Northern ghost), Eptesicus brasiliensis (Brazilian brown), Eptesicus furinalis(Argentine brown), Eptesicus fuscus (Big brown), Euderma maculatum (Spotted), Eumops glaucinus (Eumops floridanus), Eumops perotis (Western Mastiff), Eumops underwoodi (Underwood's bonneted), Lasionycteris noctivagans(Silver haired), Lasionycteris noctivagans (Silver-haired), Lasiurus blossevillii (Desert red), Lasiurus borealis (Eastern red), Lasiurus cinereus (Hoary), Lasiurus ega (Southern yellow), Lasiurus insularis (Cuban Yellow), Lasiurus intermedius (Northern yellow), Lasiurus seminolus (Seminole), Lasiurus xanthinus (Western yellow), Lasiurus xanthinus(Western yellow), Macrotus californicus (California leaf-nosed), Macrotus californicus (California leaf-nosed), Molossus molossus (Velvety free-tailed), Molossus rufus (Black mastiff), Molossus sinaloae (Sinaloan mastiff), Myotis occultus(Arizona myotis), Myotis velifer (Cave myotis), Nyctinomops femorosaccus (Pocketed free-tail), Nyctinomops macrotis(Big free-tailed)

    South Africa

    Chaerophon pumilus (Little free-tailed), Eptesicus hottentotus (Long-tailed house), Laephotis botswanae (Botswanan long-eared), Miniopterus natalensis (Natal long-fingered), Myotis bocagei (Rufous mouse-eared), Neoromicia capensis(Cape serotine), Pipistrellus hesperidus (Dusky pipistrelle), Rhinolophus blasii (Blasius's horseshoe), Rhinolophus capensis (Cape horseshoe), Rhinolophus clivosis (Geoffroy's horseshoe), Rhinolophus denti (Dent's horseshoe), Rhinolophus fumigatus (Rüppell's horseshoe), Rhinolophus hildebrandtii (Hildebrandt's horseshoe), Rhinolophus landeri(Lander's horseshoe), Rhinolophus simulator (Bushveld horseshoe), Rhinolophus smithersi (Smithers's horseshoe), Rhinolophus swinnyi (Swinny's horseshoe), Sauromys petrophilus (Roberts's flat-headed ), Scotophilus dinganii (African yellow), Scotophilus Nigrita (Schreber's yellow), Tadarida aegyptiaca (Egyptian free-tailed)

    NOTE: Auto ID is intended for use in analyzing recordings of single bats in free flight, low clutter environments. Recordings of roost emergence, multiple bats, captive bats, bats in high-clutter environments or bat social calls are not suitable for Auto ID and results may not be accurate.

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