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The Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera can be used to transform compatible Android smartphones* into thermal imaging, troubleshooting tools. The user needs only plug the Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera into the Android’s USB-C port and use with Seek’s FREE Thermal App, available from Google Play, to capture IR videos and images.

This infrared imager is powered by the user’s smartphone; therefore, it does not require batteries. It is equipped with an adjustable focus and IR resolution of 206 x 156 pixels. It also includes a wide 36° field-of-view and a detection range of 300m. These features make the Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera ideal for troubleshooting electrical, HVAC, building and boiler problems. Please see the video below for a quick overview of the Seek Thermal Compact’s application capabilities.

The Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera is able to detect temperatures between -40°F and 626°F/ -40°C and 330°C and can be set to either °C or °F measurement mode. The Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera also supports Spot Thermography and High/ Low Threshold measurement modes which are accessible via the Seek Thermal App. Additionally, this free app can be used to adjust the Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera’s colour palette, as well as save and share thermal media.

Please see the video below for further information regarding the Seek Thermal Compact Smartphone Thermal Camera, as well as its sister product the Seek Thermal Compact XR Smartphone Thermal Camera.

Building Applications

  • Find water and air leaks
  • Spot hidden structural damage
  • Find unsealed gaps and drafts
  • Inspect doors, window frames and seals to ensure heat is not being lost

HVAC Applications

Elevated temperatures may indicate failings within HVAC systems, for instance, energy loss and/or faulty components. The Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera can be used to detect these temperatures and identify their cause; it may be used to check:

  • Electrical connections
  • Fan-cooled motors
  • Bearings
  • Winding insulation

Boiler Applications

Similarly, elevated temperatures may be caused by failing boiler components causing energy loss. The Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera can be used to check the following:

  • Refractory and insulation
  • Fan motors
  • Pumps and valves
  • Electrical connections

Additionally, this small and rugged thermal imaging camera can be used to check electrical sockets, wires, transformers and lighting circuit controls. Alternatively, it may be used to see through the dark and to detect body heat making it suitable for outdoor hunting and security applications. However; please note that the Seek Thermal Compact XR Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera is specifically designed for outdoor hunting and security applications.

The Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera is a versatile troubleshooting tool. This small and simple-to-use IR imager is ideal for building contractors, HVAC technicians, gas installers, plumbers and electricians.

Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera Key Features

  • Transform compatible Android smartphones* into thermal imaging, troubleshooting tools
  • Plug the camera into the smartphone’s USB-C port and use with the Seek Thermal App
  • The Seek Thermal App is available for free from Google Play
  • Powered by the user’s smartphone
  • Does not require batteries
  • Adjustable focus
  • IR resolution: 206 x 156 pixels
  • Wide, 36° field-of-view
  • Detection range: 300m
  • Ideal for troubleshooting electrical, HVAC, building and boiler problems
  • Temperature range: -40°F to 626°F/ -40°C to 330°C
  • Set to either °C or °F measurement mode
  • Supports Spot Thermography and High/ Low Threshold measurement modes
  • Access measurement modes and nine selectable colour palettes using the Seek Thermal App
  • Save and share thermal media using the Seek Thermal App
  • Find water and air leaks
  • Spot hidden structural damage
  • Find unsealed gaps and drafts
  • Inspect doors, window frames and seals to ensure heat is not being lost
  • Elevated temperatures can indicate failings within HVAC systems and boilers
  • Check HVAC systems and boilers for component failure and energy loss
  • Check electrical connections, fan-cooled motors, bearings and winding insulation
  • Check refractory and insulation, fan motors, pumps and valves, and electrical connections
  • Check electrical sockets, wires, transformers and lighting circuit controls
  • Can be used to see through the dark and detect body heat
  • Versatile troubleshooting tool
  • Small and simple-to-use IR imager
  • Ideal for building contractors, HVAC technicians, gas installers, plumbers and electricians

What’s Included?

  • Seek Thermal Compact Android USB-C Smartphone Thermal Camera (9Hz)
  • 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
CompactXR

For iOS     For Android
CompactPRO

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

iOS Version

Don’t Have an Android Smartphone? Seek Thermal Compact is also available for iOS!

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*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

  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 (except some running 5.1.1)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Google Pixel 3 
  • Google Pixel 2 
  • Google Pixel 
  • Google Nexus 5 
  • Google Nexus 5x 
  • Google Nexus 6 
  • Nexus 6p 
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire EYE
  • HTC One Mini 2
  • HTC One A9
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9
  • Motorola Moto X  
  • Motorola Moto G 

Please note that the Seek Thermal is designed for use with smartphones 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. 

List of Incompatible Devices

The Seek Thermal Compact will NOT work with these products.

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 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
  • Amazon Fire Phone & Tablet
  • Google Nexus 4
  • Google Nexus 7 (2012)
  • HTC Desire 620
  • HTC Desire 626
  • HTC Nexus 9
  • Nexus 
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Seek Thermal Compact Technical Specifications

Detector and Optics
Thermal Sensor 206 x 156
Detection Distance 1000 feet (330 yards/300m)
Field of View 36 degree FOV
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
Capture Settings Records photos and video
Storage Media Stores photos and video directly to smartphone
Battery No batteries required. Powered by smartphone
Phone Compatibility iPhone and Android (for compatible phone list, visit www.thermal.com/supported)
Device & 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 8 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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