FOBO Tire monitoring


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FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by Spaceman7015 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:30 pm



I was reading a forum post about the FOBO Tire monitoring system and wanted input from the forum also any input on other ways to get constant on instant tire pressure. I have a 2005 Navi ABS...



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Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by Spaceman7015 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:27 pm

I did a major boo boo.... I SHOULD have said 2008,Navi ABS...... :D

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Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:52 pm

I like the FOBO but, it required that I have my Cellphone up to look at the app.

I decided to go with a tpsi system that just uses a little keychain FOB instead.

I can click it on while riding if I want to...
usually though, I just look at it before I ride and turn it off.
I see that CycleMax does not carry the one I bought anymore,

they have gone straight Bluetooth.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/blueto ... tor/265199


I had given thought to using them on my Toy Hauler, but it has 90 psi tires on it, and they are set to 80 psi...

that is near the top of the FOBO's range of 87 psi, and I think it would probably ruin them.

just did a search, they have a special model for trucks tires... up to 188 psi
https://my-fobo.com/Product/FBULTRA
FOBO Ultra monitors up to 1296 kPa(188 psi)
~John

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Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by Spaceman7015 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:41 am

Thanks for the input. Any other products you recommend?

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Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by Spaceman7015 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:59 am

Thanks for the input. I will keep looking for now.

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Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by keithg64 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:28 pm

I use the tiregard from cyclemax. Its larger then the fob style so I can read it easier and I didn't want the fobo because of the phone app use.
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Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by MikeB » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 pm

I do not know of anyone that has the need know what their tire pressure is while they ride. Most riders are primarily interested in their tire pressures before riding, when stopped for fuel or to get a bite to eat and in the morning after a long ride while on the road. If that is you, then the FOBO is for you. Just look at the app on your phone and it will tell you pressure and temperature of your tires as well as the battery condition of the sensors on each tire.

If you have the need to monitor the pressure as you ride, then you should look at a different system other than FOBO.
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Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by Spaceman7015 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:03 pm

OK, finally got the FOBO tire monitoring. Very easy to monitor tire pressure, quick check before heading out and set to alarm on phone when pressure drops.

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Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

Post by Elrod » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:02 pm

A variety of factors led me to another system. Like some have mentioned, the FOBO isn't exactly convenient to monitor while riding. As the owner of a 2008 Level 3, I am one of those that now has an essentially useless GPS. I got the Garmin 390 and the Garmin TPMS sensors, and mounted the sensors on T-valves. Now I can monitor the tire pressures whenever I want (with programmable alarm points) and change sensor batteries in a snap. Works very well for me.



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