The physical form of the FLIR ONE has been overhauled, with a thinner, yet tougher profile. The third generation FLIR ONE continues to hone the formula of the ultra portable thermal camera. It works like most smartphone camera apps, letting you take still photos, videos, and time-lapse recordings, switching between recording modes by swiping left or right on the app. But the biggest change on the outside is found in how the FLIR ONE camera connects to your phone. This gives the infrared data a much more usable and normal feel to some users. The FLIR ONE Pro is built around the exact same Lepton imaging core that FLIR used in the second generation. By the numbers the FLIR ONE Pro thermal camera offers 160×120 resolution, though as mentioned it both feels, and truly is, like a higher resolution infrared camera. These are all very useful functions that the non-Pro third-generation Flir One lacks. Also carried over is the 9hz refresh rate. Comparing the FLIR ONE 2nd Gen (left) and the FLIR ONE Pro 3rd Gen (right). The FLIR ONE Pro version, meanwhile, will be priced at $399.99, offering better imaging and temperature measurement, plus some software functionality to make life easier for the professional user. ( Log Out /  The new FLIR ONE and FLIR ONE Pro released at CES are completely redesigned versions of the already popular thermal imaging attachment for iOS and Android devices. The FLIR ONE Pro helps you find invisible problems faster than ever, whether you're inspecting electrical panels, troubleshooting mechanical systems, looking for HVAC problems, or finding water damage. The Flir One Pro LT is physically identical to the Flir One Pro. You can also bring up a scale on the side of the screen showing the range of temperatures the camera is picking up, and even drag those temperatures up and down the gamut of your selected color palette to bring out specific ranges. The display of third-party trademarks and trade names on this site does not necessarily indicate any affiliation or the endorsement of PCMag. You can manually lock the color range to the temperatures currently in the frame by tapping the Lock Range icon that pops up in the lower right menu, under the palettes. This means you can switch between different color palettes on any photo or video you've taken to try to bring out specific temperature differences, or toggle the center spot meter to show the temperature. The Rainbow, Contrast, Arctic, Lava, and Wheel palettes use different colors for different temperatures, while Gray displays a monochrome view where hotter objects are lighter. ( Log Out /  So when imaging strictly in thermal mode without MSX (see below), such as in dark areas, the image looks a little pixilated and blocky. Measurement Finally, a wide angle 55° lens gives the detector a good view of anything at a relatively nearby. The connector (Lightning and USB-C versions are available) sits in the middle of the top panel. The Flir One doesn't take any power from your phone to run, so you have to keep its built-in battery charged. How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone or iPad, How to Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill, How to Find Free Tools to Optimize Your Small Business, How to Get Started With Project Management, The Best Wireless Chargers for Your Android or iPhone, The Best Touch-Screen Gloves for Your Frozen Fingers, Tile Offers Up to $1,000 Guarantee if It Can't Find Your Tracker. Useful software features including multiple metering modes and adjustable temperature scales. It’s thinner, lighter, tougher, and offers a better image–at least in the Pro version. The standard version pushes thermal imaging to a new price point of just $199.99 while delivering enough thermal data for light-duty, personal use–say finding the dog in the yard. For longer range detail you would want a narrower lens, but the FLIR ONE Pro is great for capturing a close or large target. Questions or comments about the FLIR ONE? That higher resolution helps make shapes actually look like shapes and not just vague blotches, with or without MSX. The detected contours help better define and identify individual objects and parts against the more vague shapes and blotches of the thermal camera. The Flir One Pro LT has the same suite of very useful imaging functions as the Flir One Pro, starting with the ability to switch from MSX view to the thermal or visual views with a swipe. The spot meter is also locked to the center of the screen, while the Pro cameras let you drag it around the frame with your finger. One is an 80-by-60 thermal core that performs the actual thermal imaging by detecting infrared radiation and measuring temperatures between -4 to 248 degrees Fahrenheit. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. It measures 2.7 inches wide and 1.4 inches tall with rounded sides, making it slightly narrower than nearly any smartphone you connect it to. It's a rugged-looking, chunky black rectangle with metallic side panels and rubberized top and bottom panels. We tried a variety of cases and the new connector fit every one of them. The $299.99 Flir One Pro LT is a solid compromise between the two, combining the thermal core of the Flir One with the software features of the Flir One Pro for a functional middle ground at a reasonable price. The third-generation Flir One is the most affordable at $200, while the $400 Flir One Pro is easily the most powerful consumer-level model thanks to its advanced metering features and higher resolution. Because the two modes are separate, you can only highlight one extreme at a time. Lower thermal resolution than Flir One Pro. Image The core thermal imaging functionality is still present, but the extra precision and flexibility will cost you at least $100 more for the Flir One Pro LT.