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List of brands we tested in this review.
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The recommended retail price at the time of testing. You may be able to find better deals by shopping around.
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Fast air leak detector
Detects a fast leak and sends an alert to the display unit so you can stop safely before the tyre becomes severely deflated.
CHOICE Expert Rating
The overall score is made up of accuracy (70%), display (15%) and ease of removing the sensor to adjust tyre pressures (15%).
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Tyre pressures were set to 35 psi using a calibrated pressure gauge and readings were taken for each tyre from the device's in-car display. The results were averaged and scored on the difference from the reference reading.
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Our experts assessed the display for quality and clarity of readings.
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Ease of removal score
Our experts removed the sensors from the tyres to evaluate how easy it is to adjust tyre pressure if required.
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Maximum number of sensors
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.
What is the maximum distance the head unit can pick up a signal from the sensors? This is important if you're towing a trailer or caravan.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- High-low pressure detector
- Pressure warning
- Range (m)
- Country of origin
- Sensor failure alert
- Adjustable limits
- High temperature detection
- Range adjustment
- Sensor low battery alert
- Overall score
- Accuracy score
- Display score
- Ease of removal score
- Flexibility of alert settings score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Fast air leak detector
- Maximum number of sensors
- Pressure range (psi)
- Temperature range (°C)
- Sensor battery
- Items supplied
- Other features