Vion: The Bluetooth Multimeter
A multimeter is a device that is used to measure voltage, current and resistance. They are used everywhere, from professional electronics to DIY enthusiasts. And to be fair, there hasn’t been much of an innovation there in the past decade. A California based company called Allectrics INC is however looking to change that. They recently introduced an all new smart multimeter on Kickstarter. And it’s called Vion!
Vion is the worlds smartest multimeter that is designed to be paired with a smartphone. As in there is the Vion multimeter doesn’t come with a panel. Instead it consists of probes that have a built in support for bluetooth. Which also makes Vion easy to carry around. The probe meters come in an excellent size. They are obviously thicker than what you’d normally see. Besides all the clever tech that enables the smart features, they also have a built-in battery that can be used for 7 hours. It can be charged with a USB cable and the charging time is 30 minutes. There are also LED indicators that display what you are measuring.
In order to use the Vion multimeter, you first need to pair it with your smartphone. Which means downloading the Vion App. It’s available for both Android and iOS devices. Once that’s done, you can start using the probes to measure what you want. It has an automatic detection/diagnosis built-in so you don’t really need to configure any settings etc. All of the data is displayed and saved onto your smartphone. Which is extremely convenient.
The Vion multimeter is currently available on Kickstarter for $50. Their campaign has also managed to gather more funding than they initially hoped for. Their funding goal $10,000 and they have gathered over $56,709 as of the 30th March. Which can definitely be considered a success. According to Allectrics INC, they plan to start shipping Vion in June 2018.