The Wildlife Acoustics EM Touch 2
The hand-held recorder that connects to your iOS device
With real-time sonogram display
Call me on 0333 9000 927 for a chat
The Echo Meter Touch has my 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee & extra year's warranty

Hi there,

What can I say about the Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meter Touch 2?

If you're looking for a hand-held recorder with real-time sonogram display, this is the one to get unless you'd rather have an all-in-one unit (Anabat Walkabout) or to attach via cable to your Android phone (Baton XD).

For a hand-held unit with pretty much everything you could want, the Echo Meter Touch 2 is hard to beat and excellent value for money. Even if you add the price of an iPad Mini, the total price is probably less than you think (see below).

There are now two options: the Echo Meter Touch 2 for the hobbyist and the new and improved Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO for the professional ecologist and serious bat workers.

If you're on contract with your mobile phone, you could do what I did and get an upgrade to an iPhone (it actually ended up costing me less per month than my Android phone).

If you already have a compatible Apple device, it's a no-brainer, but even if you haven't it's well worth considering.

I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase so call me on 0333 9000 927 for advice, or drop me an email.

Note that the new Echo Meter Touch 2 and Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO are due to be released on 5th June, so all orders will be held until it's available. Your card will be charged when you order.

I recommend you order early, to secure your place in the queue.

Warm Regards,

Martin.

Your Echo Meter Touch 2 comes with my 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and my exclusive 2 year warranty. Price includes UK delivery and VAT
(non-UK delivery will be charged at cost after purchase and if you have an EU VAT number or are outside the EU, we can supply without VAT)

The world's most advanced bat detector just got a whole lot better.

The Echo Meter Touch 2 is now available in two models:

The Echo Meter Touch 2 for hobbyists at only £200

The original Echo Meter Touch was designed for bat professionals, but it was quickly realized that bat hobbyists were interested too – but not with the professional price tag. Echo Meter Touch 2 changes that by offering many of the features previously available only to professionals – at less than half the price.

Now, every bat enthusiast can use their iPhone or iPad to discover, identify and study all the bats in their area. They can listen, record, and share. They even get the same automatic species ID features as the pros. It's fun, educational, and now – very affordable.

Echo Meter Touch 2 for iOS should be available in May. Echo Meter Touch 2 for Android will be available later this year.

The Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO for professional ecologists and serious bat workers at only £385

Designed for professionals who need the highest quality recordings, the new Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO features a state-of-the-art ultrasonic microphone capable of sample rates of 256kHz and 384kHz, creating best-in-class, 16-bit full-spectrum recordings.

The updated Echo Meter Touch app for iOS features pro-only options including adjustable gain and advanced trigger settings – and of course, the latest Kaleidoscope Pro auto-ID classifiers for bats species in North America, the UK, Europe, the Neotropics and South Africa.

Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO for iOS should be available in May. Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO for Android will be available later this year.

Built-in Kaleidoscope classifiers suggest the top bat species match in real-time. Data is displayed real-time via information-rich, highly configurable, full-colour spectrograms. GPS enabled devices tag each recording with exact location. Recordings can easily be transferred to any computer for further analysis and reporting.

At these prices, there's no other professional bat research tool that offers this combination of portability, high-quality recording, species identification, and high-detail spectrogram analysis capabilities.

“Overall the Touch is an awesome piece of kit… for the professional bat worker I’d say it’s a no brainer.”– Martin O’Connor, ARBTECH

The Echo Meter app is free, and available right now in the Apple App Store. It comes pre-loaded with sample recordings, letting you experience many of the advantages Echo Meter Touch will bring to your bat research. Download the app today to see for yourself why Echo Meter Touch is quickly becoming the portable tool of choice for bat biologists all over the world.

The Ultrasonic Module

Simply plug the Ultrasonic Module into the Lightning Connector of your iOS device and immediately start monitoring, recording and analysing bat echolocations. The Ultrasonic Module is compact enough to slip into a shirt pocket, it is made up of premium grade ultrasonic sensor, custom preamp and gain circuitry, an analog-to-digital converter and a microprocessor. The microprocessor streams the data in real-time to your compatible iPad or iPhone.

The Echo Meter Touch App

The full-colour spectrogram is incredibly detailed and easy to view. You can scroll through call data with a swipe of your finger. Pinch and zoom the spectrograms for different views while you continue to monitor and record. Listen to sample recordings.

Combined with the Ultrasonic Module, the Echo Meter Touch app has everything you need to monitor, record and identify bats in the field. The app lets you listen to bats in real-time and simultaneously view them on a full-color spectrogram and waveform plot. Wildlife Acoustics' patented Real-Time Expansion (RTE) lets you listen to echolocations in real-time while maintaining the timing and tonality of the bat echolocation. You can also listen to prior echolocations using RTE or traditional time expansion (slow playback). If you have an iPhone or an iPad that is GPS enabled, Echo Meter Touch will tag your recordings with useful location data. The free Echo Meter Touch app is available on the Apple App Store. It includes two bat recordings that let you start practicing with your iOS device right away.  

The app can transfer full spectrum .wav recordings to your computer over a wireless network or cabled through iTunes. Using Wi-Fi, Echo Meter Touch bundles the recordings in a compressed .zip folder and allows downloads by entering a URL in a web browser. Combined with the Auto-ID upgrade, you can identify the species of the bat in the recording and export it with the recording. The integral Bat Auto-ID feature uses the latest Kaleidoscope Pro classifiers to suggest the most likely bat species match in real-time. This makes the Echo Meter Touch a very powerful, fast and convenient tool for on-site professional bat work.

NOTE: Auto ID is intended for use in analyzing recordings of single bats in free flight, low clutter environments. On average, more than half of such recordings will result in classifications with 80% accuracy. Recordings of roost emergence, multiple bats, captive bats, bats in high-clutter environments or bat social calls are not suitable for Auto ID and results may not be accurate.

iOS Device Compatibility:

The Echo Meter Touch 2 should be compatible with the following devices (subject to Apple approval):
iPhone 7 Plus; iPhone 7; iPhone SE; iPhone 6s Plus; iPhone 6s; iPhone 6 Plus; iPhone 6; iPad Pro (9.7-inch); iPad Pro (12.9-inch); iPad (released March 2017); iPad Air 2; iPad mini 4; iPod Touch (6th generation released July 2015)
.

iOS Battery Run Time:*

iPad: Up to 13 hours; iPad Mini: Up to 8 hours; iPhone: Up to 4 hours; iPod Touch: Up to 3 hours

Audio Sample Rate: 256k samples per second (EMT2); 256k or 384k samples per second (EMT2 PRO); Sensor Type: Weather Resistant and Omnidirectional FG; Maximum Recording Frequency: 128 kHz (EMT2); 192 kHz (EMT2 PRO); Recording Format: 16 bit full-spectrum WAV; Ultrasonic Module Dimensions: 1.9” (48 mm) wide, 1.4” (35.0 mm) long (1.7” (43 mm) with lightning), 0.29" - 0.62” (7.3 mm - 15.8mm) thick; Ultrasonic Module Weight: 0.7 ounces (20 g); Enclosure Material: Rugged ABS/polycarbonate housing with an integrated acoustical horn.

*Results will vary depending upon device settings like brightness and GPS.

If you're not sure whether the Echo Meter Touch 2 is the one for you, just give me a call on 0333 9000 927, or drop me an email.

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Your Echo Meter Touch 2 comes with my 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and my exclusive 2 year warranty. Prices include UK delivery and VAT
(non-UK delivery will be charged at cost after purchase and if you have an EU VAT number or are outside the EU, we can supply without VAT)
NOW AVAILABLE: Everything you need for your Echo Meter Touch!

Lightning 'stub' extender

This is the only extender of this type recommended by Wildlife Acoustics.

It will enable you to use the Echo Meter Touch while your iOS device is in a protective case.

£30 inc UK delivery & VAT

60cm lightning extender

This is the only extender of this type recommended by Wildlife Acoustics.

It will enable you to use the Echo Meter Touch while your iOS device is in a protective case.

£35 inc UK delivery & VAT

6ft lightning extender

As recommended by Wildlife Acoustics, this lightning extender will allow you to use the Echo Meter Touch when your iOS device is in a case and/or for separating the Echo Meter Touch module from the iOS device for vehicle transects.
£40 inc UK delivery & VAT

Apple iPad Mini 4 WiFi only

iPad mini 4 is the lightest, thinnest iPad mini to date, featuring an A8X processor, 2GB RAM.
With WiFi, 128GB, in space grey.
(needs Garmin GLO Bluetooth for GPS plotting)
£430 including UK delivery & VAT

Apple iPad Mini 4 WiFi/Cell

iPad mini 4 is the lightest, thinnest iPad mini to date, featuring an A8X processor, 2GB RAM.
With WiFi & Cellular, 128GB, in space grey.
(allows GPS plotting)
£570 including UK delivery & VAT

Lifeproof Nuud Waterproof Case for iPad Mini 4

Featuring screenless technology,NÜÜD seals around your glass for true touch and perfect clarity.
Dimensions (WxDxH) 15 x 1.6 x 21.9 cm 
Weight 134 g
Colour Black
Underwater Depth Up to 2m
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Designed For Apple iPad mini 4
£105 including UK delivery & VAT

Griffin Survivor All-Terrain Case for iPad Mini 4

Independently tested and certified to meet conditions outlined in US Department of Defense MIL-STD-810
Integral Display shield deflects wind and rain (Test: up to 200 mm/hr for 1 hour)
Rigid internal frame protects against shocks and drops (Test: drop on flat concrete surface from 6'/1.8 m)
Sealed ports block blown sand and dust (Test: up to 18 m/sec for 1 hour)
Silicone cladding blocks vibration (Test: 18 hrs at 20 to 2000 Hz)
Includes multi-position workstand
£60 including UK delivery & VAT

Garmin Bluetooth GPS

Navigate with Garmin-caliber GPS data on the mobile device of your choice. GLO brings you the best of both worlds by combining GPS/GLONASS receivers with Bluetooth® technology so you can enjoy precise position information on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. (1.78 x 4.19 x 7.72 cm)
Enables GPS tracking on WiFi-only devices.
£95 including UK delivery & VAT

Echo Meter Touch module

The Echo Meter Touch is an impressive piece of kit and gives you pretty much everything you need in an affordable package.

If you already have a compatible iOS device it's a 'no-brainer' and you should definitely get one.

Echo Meter Touch 2 is only £200
Echo Meter Touch PRO is only £385
Prices include UK delivery & VAT
Martin's Choice: Echo Meter Touch 2 Package 1
EM Touch 2 module
Recommended 'stub' extender
Apple iPad Mini 4 128GB WiFi
Griffin Survivor All-Terrain case

Needs Garmin GLO Bluetooth for GPS plotting (see above)

Echo Meter Touch 2 Package 1
£700 including UK delivery & VAT
(price separately £720)
Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO Package 1
£885 including UK delivery & VAT
(price separately £905)
(non-UK delivery will be charged at cost after purchase and if you have an EU VAT number or are outside the EU, we can supply without VAT)
Martin's Choice: Echo Meter Touch 2 Package 2
EM Touch 2 module
Recommended 'stub' extender
Apple iPad Mini 4 128GB WiFi/Cell
Griffin Survivor All-Terrain case

Use iPad's cellular function to enable GPS location plotting

Echo Meter Touch 2 Package 2
£840 including UK delivery & VAT
(price separately £860)
Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO Package 2
£1025 including UK delivery & VAT
(price separately £1045)
(non-UK delivery will be charged at cost after purchase and if you have an EU VAT number or are outside the EU, we can supply without VAT)
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Your Echo Meter Touch 2 comes with my 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and my exclusive 2 year warranty. Prices include UK delivery and VAT
(non-UK delivery will be charged at cost after purchase and if you have an EU VAT number or are outside the EU, we can supply without VAT)
Echo Meter Touch Videos (EMT 1)
Introduction and Compatible Devices
App Overview
Live Mode
Using Auto-ID
Recordings
GPS View
New Features in App Version 2.0
How to Update the App
How to Set Up Automatic App Updates
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Comment from a client:

"My bat detector microphone failed during a dawn survey and knew that I had a group of dusk surveys starting in two days time. I was not in a good place as I did not have a spare, but my equipment was less than a year old.

After my survey I contacted Martin by email and he called me back on the same day, a few hours later, after a quick nap. He told me he did not have a part in stock, but had already contacted the supplier on my behalf.

The next day I received a replacement part, free of charge and express delivered from Switzerland. I thought it was amazing, and could not believe it was resolved so quickly.

Due to Martin's exceptional service I was good to go with the surveys, and I really would like to thank Martin and Wildlife & Countryside Services for making the dusk surveys happen." 

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