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Anyone have a TPMS system to recommend?

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  1. SemperVee

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    Really getting tired of lying on the concrete to check the rear tire any more than have to and being diligent about weekly PSI checks I thought about getting an pair of TPMS to place on the tire valves and read off an iphone app. Anyone have an Amazon TPMS kit they recommend?
     
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    I’m sure a few guys will weigh in here. Have heard good reviews from the Fobo brand. I think @VicVisionBulldog uses one.
     
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    I have a FOBO system on both my bikes. Both have worked great with no issues. Make sure you have metal valve stems before you add them.
     
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    I also have the FOBO system that I’m very pleased with. Get their T Valves installed at your next tire change. It makes changing the tire pressure a breeze.
     
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    I bought the FoboBike1 in 2017. Since then, they upgraded the units to FoboBike2 making them smaller and lighter with a better smartphone app. And cheaper if you buy them from the manufacturer in Malaysia. And the tech support from them is excellent. Every question I have asked has been answered within a day.

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    Walk up to your bike, activate their app and wait a few seconds for the app to measure the pressures. The only time you'll be lying on the ground is when you have to add air because the tire does slowly lose air as is usual. Maybe once a month or so. My tires lost 3# over the 6 months of storage this past winter.

    One more thing. They sell a T-valve adapter. I bought the pair and when I had the tires replaced this past fall, the tech said he didn't like the way it fit on the rim so I told him not to put them on. I'm not one to say "just crank it on". I trust the guy who's worked on Vics since 2000 - the first Vic dealer in Canada.
     
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    I've never actually used these myself, but I found these in the past when I was looking for some sensors for a car project I was toying with: BLU Technology Products | Home (techbyblu.com). Looks to be very similar to the FOBO setup and maybe a tad cheaper.

    I was originally trying to find some sensors I could directly connect to via a bluetooth dongle on a computer. I have a Raspberry Pi setup in one of my cars as a secondary dashboard and was hoping to integrate TPMS directly onto it instead of going through a phone app. I had sent some questions to them to see if they could tell me anything about the output format and got some responses at least, though not really telling me a lot. That being said the response was friendly and supportive of the idea and fairly prompt, so seemed like a nice enough company.
     
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    The cool thing about FOBO if you stream from your phone is if you have an alarm go off you hear it through the bikes speakers.
     
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    That’s exactly how I found out I had a nail in my rear tire shortly after installing the FOBO system. I opened the FOBO App and immediately got the siren notification for Low RT Pressure.
     
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    I have fobo on both bikes and I can check ire pressure from the couch. I have the trike version for the cross country so i can use one for the air shock and a paid on my octane. They work well.
     
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    I added the Garmin valve stem caps that integrate with my GPS unit on the Vision. Works well, did have to replace batteries in them after 1 1/2 years.
    Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor | Garmin
     
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    Be aware, there's a FOBO & a FOBO-2. The newer FOBO sensors don't work with the ol' FOBO software.

    I recently got a new Galaxy Note20 5G... the ol' sensors didn't work with the new phone. After tryin' TireMinder (which also didn't work with my new phone) I went back to FOBO Brand. I wound-up investin' in 'nother pair of sensors 'n upgradin' to FOBO-2 software.

    The Tee valves are a GREAT investment!

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    Dumb question but I think my phone can only Bluetooth one thing at a time ( old iPhone SE ) so I’d either hafta choose listening to music or seeing my tire pressures correct? Do newer phones have the ability to Bluetooth two things at once?
     

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