Diesel, 28 Nov 2018 I own my S61 for a week now. I am happy with my choice. It is not the fastest, or the lightes... moreProbably it is because you had your phone in your poket. It shows the real temperature some minutes later.
I own my S61 for a week now. I am happy with my choice. It is not the fastest, or the lightest (by far), but for me it gets the job done. It's a different kind of flagship product, so if you expect a posh smartphone, forget about it. It is more of a reliable piece of machinery than a sports car.
I make heavy use of the the FLIR camera, so the phone makes my life easier. The ruggedness is impressive but it does not rise to the level of my old Sonim XP7.
The only issue Ii had/have with it is the ambient temp sensor. For some reason it shows a distorted ambient temperature, that sometimes is very far from reality. I used a bunch of apps and all show the same value, which seems to be related more to the inside component temp that ambient. Does any other owner have a similar problem? I saw some YT clips in witch the AIR app shows some pretty high values for ambient temp, however no complaints.
Catherine the Great, 26 Nov 2018That's not something the average person needs thoughNo, so they are not phones for the average person...
Bob, 26 Nov 2018Does your phone with a case come with FLIR, VOC and laser distance measurement? That's not something the average person needs though
Catherine the Great, 23 Nov 2018Honestly, I find these phones useless. You can just get a phone of your choice and get a case ... moreDoes your phone with a case come with FLIR, VOC and laser distance measurement?
Honestly, I find these phones useless. You can just get a phone of your choice and get a case (that is just as durable) and a screen protector. Let's be honest, would you really be having accidents (like dropping) with your phone very often?
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2018Is this phone or the S60 wifi calling enabled? S61 is, s60 is not
I work in R&D and I've had a personally-owned and personally-paid-for CAT S61 for
almost a month now. I love it; I get days of use between charges unless I do a lot
of FLIR usage.
1) This phone is not quite as rugged as a hammer. However, it is as rugged as a
good voltmeter (i.e. Fluke). It's more than good enough to smash walnuts with
the screen. Mine looks totally pristine after quite a few bumps, drops, dunks, sprays
with lathe coolant, and intentional tosses.
2) The wide-range FLIR camera is a wonder-tool. See hot water pipes thru the
drywall (well, actually, see the hot drywall). See where the cable conduits go.
See that the robot wrist motors are getting kinda hot, why is that, eh?
You will never understand how useful Terminator-vision is until you have it in your
pocket all day, every day. It's a super-power.
Downside: The FLIR sensor sucks power like crazy. 1 hour of FLIRing will take down
30% of my battery. But otherwise, I get days (multiple, like 3 days to get down to 50%)
between charges even with heavy screen use.
3) The distance tool ... needs work. It could do so much more. Marry the distance tool to the
magnetometer and you could have a single-station transit.
4) The camera works well enough. You want art, buy a DSLR. Actually, it works
better than well enough, except it only focuses down to maybe 2" and a tighter macro
mode would be sooo handy. Also use the OpenCamera app (free and open source)
to get more control modes than the built-in app gives you.
5) Mine is the North American model (bought on Amazon). I have mine on T-mobile
GSM. The LTE coverage is great. Haven't tried it dual-SIM.
6) Built-in WiFi works great, both for high bandwidth and as a personal hotspot.
7) The S61 VOC sensor "air" air quality monitor program can go wonky at times.
Mine does it about every week or two, it's getting better since the most recent over-the-air
update but then again my phone occasionally goes into the machine shop and
there's sprays and WD-40 and aerosolized lathe and mill coolant and so maybe it's
getting the occasional bit of contamination.
8) How to reset the VOC sensor if it goes wonky (stuck at < 10 PPB or > 4500 PPB):
-1- Go to Settings->Apps->AIR - and disable the "AIR" application.
-2- FORCE STOP the "air" application
-3- Go to Settings->Apps->AIR -> Storage and CLEAR CACHE and CLEAR DATA
-4- Go back to home screen. (do NOT restart AIR. We need to have a clean cache)
-5- Press and HOLD DOWN the power button until the phone reboots all the way.
Do not let up on it until you see the little red cloud of dots as it reloads.
Now the AIR program will recalibrate the sensor from scratch. It might take fifteen
minutes or so.
9) The frame is aluminium, and is NOT just a rim, it's a "double dish" with a solid
center plate which is why the phone is so solid (also this provides a backup strength
member to the Gorilla Glass5 display. However the solid center plate would short out
the flux path of wireless charging, so it's a tradeoff. But at least the charging is via
USB C and the connector itself is waterproof even with the door open.
Hope this helps.
interested buyer, 20 Sep 2018decided not to buy as not wireless charging. the dust cover on case for charger port is too fl... moredude, this is a phone for work and not your average samsung and this isn´t a flagship.
I have problems with my CAT S61. During the using of phone , it can go to lock screen, and after that the phone losing the GSM signal(data connection), I need unlock the screen and wait for 5-8 seconds for the GSM signal appearing. it can happened some times per minutes, can happened one time per hour.
I not sure if the phone working in good condition during the sleeping mode.
This is second S61. first phone, restarted itself during using and I send back to retailer.
interested buyer, 20 Sep 2018decided not to buy as not wireless charging. the dust cover on case for charger port is too fl... moreWTF???!!!
why the HEck would you do with slooow and expensive wirless charging? even when you have fast changing?
wait wait wireless charging will make the phone that is all ready bulky even thicher (or decreasing the battery size)
a Rugged mobile with wireless charging ? how does that sounds like?
just go for Doggee and UIfone and wish that it won't lag to death (or explode)
decided not to buy as not wireless charging. the dust cover on case for charger port is too flimsy and too hard to open with my builders fingers. Even my 4 year old samsung was wireless, you would expect a new phone to be wireless charge by now at this top price product.They should ditch the air detector and have wireless charge instead
I have had my phone for several weeks now and am very happy with the product. I have dropped it numerous times (on purpose) to show people that phones can be durable, and I demonstrated its waterproof functionality by taking pictures underwater.
One surprise benefit is the default setting on the air quality sensor is to alert on unhealthy air - which has gone off several times, letting me know that I should leave an area or improve the ventilation.
The infrared camera alone is worth half the cost of the phone since I have used it to help diagnose air conditioning problems, and ensure my dryer vent hose wasn't leaking. I have had several friends and coworkers ask if I can come by their homes this winter to look at their windows and doors to identify leaks.
Now, it doesn't have the fanciest camera, or the sleek look of other phones in this price range; but I will take the functionality and durability over flashy features any day.
Just bought a S61, I have used once in water and phone went blank. I had S60 before didnt have a problem like that before
Contact with customer service online and their respond below
To resolve your problem, we would recommend that you place your phone for 24h in a bag of dry rice. The rice should drain the liquid and may solve your problem, then, open the SIM slot cover and press and hold for 5 seconds the Reset button
I just took the s61 on a trip to Kyrgyzstan - lots of mountains, etc. and I can tell you that the phone performed admirably -great GPS, and absolutely no chinks or scratches in the casing, it is VERY well-built. And yes, it does not have a fingerprint reader - and I AM HAPPY that it doesn't. Usually I don't even use a screen lock anyway. It has a LOT OF SENSORS - great for weather forecasting in the mountains. The camera is very OK, if I really want great pictures I'll use a DSLR. And 4k video that is so-so. The screen is bright enough to be used in strong sunlight. All in all I am extremely satisfied, and I am planning to use it for many things - especially outdoors.
Doublecheese, 12 Aug 2018Can someone with the phone answer these questions ? Can you shoot and post some actual outs... moreThe range is officially 30 meters, anything beyond that really depends a lot on the conditions. If its 35 degrees outside and you try to spot an object with the same kind of temperature it will be much harden then if it would be freezing and a cow/human is an obvious hot spot in the distance much further than 30 meters