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Fobo Tyre review

Priced at $329.

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This overall score is made up of accuracy (70%), display (15%) and ease of removing the sensor to adjust tyre pressures (15%).

Accuracy score View more details.

The tyre sensors were fitted and paired to the display device as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Tyre pressures were adjusted to 35psi using a calibrated reference pressure gauge, and then readings were taken from the device’s in-car display. The results were averaged and then scored according to the difference from the reference reading.

Display score View more details.

The display was assessed for quality and clarity of readings.

Ease of removal score View more details.

The sensors were removed from the tyres to evaluate how easy it is to adjust tyre pressure if required.

Flexibility of alert settings score
Recommended View more details.

Our CHOICE Buys scored 90% or above for accuracy.

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Active
Price View more details.

Recommended retail price February 2016. You may be able to find better deals by shopping around.

$329
Maximum number of sensors View more details.

All the products in this test come supplied with four sensors but some allow for extra sensors to be added to the system for use with caravans and trailers etc. 

16
Pressure range (psi) View more details.

The range of pressures at which the sensors are claimed to be accurate. Be sure to choose the product that's suitable for your application. Four-wheel-drives may use pressures below 20 psi, regular road cars usually somewhere between 25 and 40 psi, and some caravans and trailers requiring over 50 psi.

23/49
Temperature range (°C) View more details.

The recommended operating temperature range of the sensors. 

-40/+85
Sensor battery View more details.

The type of replacement battery required for each sensor.

CR2032
Items supplied View more details.

A list of the items supplied with each system tested.

4 sensors, 6 locknuts, 2 locknut hex keys, 1 in-car unit with batteries installed and 4 CR2032 sensor batteries, key chain and double-sided tape.
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fobotyre.com.au
Fast air leak detector View more details.

Detects a fast leak and sends an alert to the display unit. This allows the driver time to slow down or stop safely before the tyre becomes severely deflated.

No
Other features
Share information to family and friends (up to 100 smartphones) from your system. Fobo Tyre will work even without a smartphone, in case your smartphone is not with you. The in-car unit has different alert tones for different tyre problems.

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