About this project
GoFish Cam is a patent pending wireless, underwater action-adventure camera that sits on your fishing line and captures the real action of the sport in conjunction with our mobile application.
Meant for trolling, cast-and-retrieve and bottom fishing in both salt and freshwater environments, the GoFish Camera has been designed with a stabilized, waterproof design to allow anglers to record the action down to 150 meters underwater without the wobble.In 2014, two brothers came up with an idea for an underwater fishing camera while on a fishing trip. After securing funds from friends and family, and investing more than a year of time, GoFish Cam was born.
Equipped with HD 1080p color video and infrared lights for night vision, the GoFish Cam catches the complete underwater experience through a 170° wide-angle lens and built-in microphone even in the darkest of conditions. It’s fishing like you’ve never seen before – trust us!
It’s easy to share the exciting action and your catch with friends, family and the GoFish community. The mobile application provides a simple user interface to edit and share action-captured videos through social networks, directly from the GoFish App.
Thank you for the awesome support! We really couldn’t have made it this far without the pledges of our amazing backers. We really hope you like our new stretch goals!
In 2014, two brothers came up with an idea for an underwater fishing camera while on a fishing trip. After securing funds from friends and family, and investing more than a year of time, GoFish Cam was born.
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GoFish Cam is a great technology and product and we believe it can impact the fishing world in a BIG way! We’re a new start up so that’s why we need your help. We truly appreciate the love!
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When can I purchase a GoFish Cam?
Aside from Kickstarter, GoFish Cam is expected to be released in Q1 2016.
In addition, it can be purchased on our website: www.GoFishCam.com. To be kept up to date about when GoFish Cam will be released, sign up to our newsletter on our website.
What is the cost of a GoFish Cam?
We are planning to set the GoFish Cam's suggested retail price at $169.99 U.S. Be sure to check out our Kickstarter campaign early for savings.
Does the camera record sound?
Yes! The GoFish Cam has a built in microphone to make sure that the entire experience is captured underwater.
Can I record in the dark?
Yes! GoFish Cam has been designed with a green light emitting diode (LED) ring around the camera lens. It also has infrared to capture your image in the darkest of water and for night fishing.
How does GoFish Cam remain waterproof?
We’ve designed the GoFish Cam to be extra durable and water resistant. It has been tested to work to 150 meters.
What do I do if my line snaps and the camera falls off?
The GoFish Cam has been designed to sit on the fishing line. It sits between your casting line and lure (with leader line). If the line snaps, the camera has an almost neutral buoyancy underwater, so it slowly floats up to the top. Also, in the near future, GoFish Cam may be offering a warranty program for GoFish Cam clients. Purchase the warranty policy, and in the case that you lose your camera, get a new camera at a heavy discount. Further details on this will be provided to our backers at a later date.
How do I get started?
Upon receiving your GoFish Cam, make sure to read the manual and register your camera on the mobile application. Instructions are easy: Download the app, enter your product key code and follow the steps accordingly.
Where can I share my videos?
GoFish Cam’s mobile application will allow users to share videos through most major social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you notice we’re missing one, let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate!
Can I see my videos on my mobile device?
Absolutely! GoFish Cam has developed a mobile application to work with your Smartphone. It works alongside the camera wirelessly. We encourage users to view, edit, and share footage. Currently, the video cannot be streamed in real-time underwater. That's a feature we're working on.
How to Use the GoFish Camera?
The camera can be used for three different fishing styles; Trolling, Casting, Bottom Fishing.
Trolling & Casting:
Trolling is the most popular style the GoFish Cam is used for. In this style of fishing there exists the most tension, as there is always a drag. The drag keeps the camera extremely steady and will allow exceptional quality footage.
Casting is another popular style the GoFish Cam is used for. In this style of fishing there may be some shaky footage, but we are working on some new features for production to fix that. Currently, heavier lures for casting works better than lighter ones.
The GoFish Cam can also be used for bottom fishing. In this style of fishing, make sure the weight is attached before the camera as per above. This will help the camera face the bait to capture the right footage.
How Do I Attach The GoFish Cam To My Line?
The GoFish Cam is very easy to attach to a fishing line. There are two ends to the camera. The back end will be attached to the casting line and the front end to your lure line. You can either tie the lines straight to the camera or tie your line to a leader and use the leader to connect to the camera.
How Do You Stop The Camera From Spinning?
The camera is built with a stabilization fin. The fin works best when there is tension or drag from both ends of the camera. As long as you're trolling, reeling in, or battling a fish you'll find less spinning. The more action, the more stable! We're also working on new features for the production run to ensure that we minimize any spinning (hopefully fully).
How Far Does The WiFi Go?
The WiFi has been tested to 40Ft out of water.
Current technology for WiFi does not allow it to go speak to a mobile devicde under water as the water disrupts the signal. We are working closely with researchers and different institutions to make sure that when WiFi has under water capabilities, the GoFish Cam does too!
How Does The WiFi Work?
The GoFish Cam emits its own WiFi signal. The camera works similar to how your house's WiFi; when you leave the range of your house your phone disconnects, and once your phone comes back into range, it reconnects. When the camera comes back into range of your phone, it picks up on the WiFi signal and reconnects. This allows you to review all the footage on your GoFish Cam via our app on your mobile device.
Follow along with the GoFish team and keep up with our progress: http://www.GoFishCam.com
Risks and challenges
When it comes to business, it's always better to plan for the worst and hope for the best. That's exactly what we've done!
Although GoFish Cam's team has sourced the right partners, sometimes delays can occur. We want to make sure that the product is 100% accurate before we send it out to customers. Quality assurance and launching a premium product is extremely important to us. Our backers put their trust in us and we're going to deliver.
Some of the challenges that have been predicted are: production delays and shipping delays from our contract manufacturer, but again, we've planned for this and have safeguards in place. In the worst case scenario, if delays occur, customers can expect their GoFish Cam's by Q2 2016.
Customer support is extremely important to us. If a delay occurs, we will reach out to our backers/customers. We've been on the other side before, so we understand what it feels like when you're extremely excited about a new product only to be told that there is a delay. If this ever happened, we promise to make it up to you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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