|Forum topic by Rob||posted 02-26-2015 09:00 PM||2795 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
02-26-2015 09:00 PM
I was looking at getting the Wixey WR300 and found that Amazon sells the Type 1 while Woodcraft sells the Type 2. As it turns out, the differences go beyond the backlight and type of battery.
According to Wixey's website, the Type 1 has some mechanical components which are the same type used in digital calipers. The drawback is that it is always on, and turning off the display only reduces battery consumption by 50%. The CR2032 battery life is estimated at over 6 months.
The Type 2 uses an accelerometer instead and has a backlight. The AAA battery is said to last over 1 year.
I installed an angle gauge app on my Android phone and found that it was not very precise—I could not get the exact same reading several times in a row. Sometimes it was off by more than 1/2 degree. Because of this I’m concerned that perhaps the WR300 Type 2 also has the same issue.
Has anyone owned both the Type 1 and Type 2, and if so, how would you say they compare to each other? How does each compare to itself in terms of repeatability of measurements?
Has anyone compared either WR300 model to a smartphone app and noticed whether the WR300 gave more precise/repeatable readings than the smartphone? Or are some smartphones better at giving repeatable measurements? (And if so, which ones are better?)
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