AnonD-593378, 05 Oct 2016I liked my s60 but had some major Issues and had to return it.
The battery never lasted even... moreMaybe you got faulty phone ?
At first my battery also did not last a day - that's because at first when people get new phone, they tend to play with it a lot, and new batteries need to go through several loading cycles before reaching their maximum capacity. I have had my CAT S60 about 6 weeks and now my battery lasts 3 or 4 days easily.
The FLIR image is not very sharp because it has only 80x60 pixels sensor. (0,0048 megapixels) But consider this, that even professional FLIR cameras have only 0,3 megapixels sensor and they cost about 37000 euros (about 41000 dollars)
That is why this phone uses MSX technology - using regular camera for sharpening FLIR image. (in the dark you can activate flashlight)
As for temperatures being different than actual FLIR camera - try using several actual FLIR cameras simultaneously - they all show a little different temperatures.
The result can be influenced by many things - including your fingers too close to the FLIR lens and reflecting inrfared (ir can reflect like regular light) In controlled test environment i have been able to get quite accurate readings with my phone. But that is not the true purpose of FLIR camera - true purpose is to find differences in heat dispersion and using this info to detect heat pipes, house insulation defects, and many more things.
You also said your phone was ruined by water ? This is strange, because i wash my phone under a tap every day. (gets dusty on construction). I can confirm that this phone is absolutely waterproof. So your phone was defective i guess.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2016The manual from S60 says there are two versions, My FLIR Standard and My FLIR Pro but how to t... moreI do not know about different versions, but regarding CAT S60 thermal camera - it can clearly see underfloor heating pipes or cables if they are heated. (i work on constructions and need to know where to drill holes)
So, if pipe (filled with heated water) is not thermally isolated from the wall, it is visible with thermal camera.
My only complaint after a few weeks of owning the s60 is that the aluminum cover is coming unglued from the rubber charge port cover. It happened and I sent the phone to be repaired under warranty. They considered it DOA and shipped me a brand new phone. A couple weeks later, the same problem is happening with the new phone, even though I'm now taking extra care to avoid stressing the glue holding the charge port cover together. For an otherwise great phone, this is a very frustrating design flaw.
I liked my s60 but had some major Issues and had to return it.
The battery never lasted even close to a full day
The flir image was never very sharp and temperatures were off compared to an actual flir camera
My phone was ruined by dropping it into less than a meter of water for only a few seconds.
It frequently restarted and crashed.
It has potential, though if it can't handle a tiny bit of water, what's the point of owning such a massive phone!
The manual from S60 says there are two versions, My FLIR Standard and My FLIR Pro but how to tell them apart (ie. P/N, SKU or Model Number for S60) ? Can the thermal camera see cold/hot water pipes thru wood ceiling or drywalls like the FLIR One does?
Everyone who has problems with two sim cards - try your sim cards one at a time in both sim slots.
And never use nano sim, that has been cut from bigger sim. I got new nano sim cards (different carriers) the day i bought this phone and no problems.
hans, 02 Oct 2016hello Deon,
does your S60 work already with dual sim? i also cannot get mine workingYes, CAT S60 should work with two sim cards right out of the box. My phone is working ok with two sims, and i have few friends who bought the same phone and their phones are also working ok with two sims.
Maybe your phone is locked by your carrier or something like that. Anyway - you should ask about your problem from where you bought yor phone.
And i have not encountered this crashing problem that some people here are experiencing. Maybe faulty exemplars ? (try erasing all app data under app settings and try using some other launcher)
Deon, 31 Aug 2016My phone is now two weeks old and I'm happy. Battery life is one to two days with high usage.... morehello Deon,
does your S60 work already with dual sim? i also cannot get mine working
how to enable 2 sim cards, mine see only 1 sim, i have inserted 2 working sims but only works on 1 sim card anybody can tell me how to make it work with 2 sim cards
Mine has the same rebooting/hanging issue as several others have reported it. It went back to repairs, was there for 3 weeks. Came back with repair sheet saying "device flashed". Lo and behold, it is still hanging on daily basis... Quite messed up, this is.
I know Pwr+VolDown buttons get it back running again, but this is not normal. I want to rely on my phone, not to check after every 15min whether it is still alive or not. Today morning it was dead when I woke up, so I can't rely on it even doing an alarm. What the...
I want to buy this phone, but just want to know when is a good time. How long would it take them to iron out bugs?
I sent them an email to ask them how much to replace the battery, but they don't have that info. As the battery is non-removable.....
FLIR, 19 Sep 2016camera must be calibrated winter/ summer - choose one black corp; heat it on , focus and se... moreHi,
Thanks for the info but can you please be more specific? the embedded thermal camera app does not have a manual calibration option further than the automatic calibration button which actually sets the scenery using the average temperature and changes continuously making it hard to distinguish a man having 30 degrees from a wall having 25 degrees in 10m distance. Can I lock somehow the 25 degrees background to be blue for example so I can have the man red/orange/yellow?
Thanks in advance.
NoOne, 21 Sep 2016Dear depend for what you need. Cat is beast in term of durability but hardware is midrange not... moreYou obviously don't own a CAT S60. Yes it has a gyroscope. (there are 12 different sensors inside this phone)
I have had time finding cat s60 FLIR Thermal Camera Technical Specification. Is it -5...+100C or -50....+1000C camera?
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2016cat s60 or samsung s7 edge?? which one is the better phone??Dear depend for what you need. Cat is beast in term of durability but hardware is midrange nothing special so for games and other heavy task will lose without any question with S7. So unless you will go to war or have job/hobby which require enormous durability I think S7 be better. P.S Have not gyroscope(Cat gsmarena specs) so any games and few task will be impossible for Cat. P.S Is very honest answer because Im anty-fan of samsung(since S6). If you want better advice then must specify what you demand from smartp. Regards.
What is the model number of the different variants? I cannot tell which is which when searching online.
kpanagi, 18 Sep 2016The camera is always making noise when taking pictures is it possible to mute it? Thermal c... morecamera must be calibrated winter/ summer - choose one black corp; heat it on , focus and seave ; after will work up to 280 deg .