I love gadgets. I have loads of them, a drawer full of them… and that’s the problem with gadgets they seem a good idea at the time and then you quickly loose interest in them. Gadgets by their very nature are things that you have to fiddle with to make them work, they promise so much but often deliver so little.
So it’s rare these days to find a product that goes beyond the realm of a gadget and into the niche of useful tool but the Fit2Go TPMS is exactly that. I read the website over at Fit2Go http://www.fit2gotpms.com and I was impressed with the idea, but I wanted to know more, so I decided to do a bit of a different review to the normal ‘unboxing show you how to use it’ review. I contacted Fit2Go and spoke with Georgia and asked if I sent in a few questions would they answer them and let me make a product review from that? Yes was the answer so I set to thinking about real world scenarios that we might find ourselves in, and I sort of purposefully asked awkward questions to try and expose any weaknesses in the system.
Here are the questions and Fit2Go’s answers
1. Will the sensors ever need their batteries changed?
No, as you cannot change the sensor batteries. If alerted that the sensor battery is running low you can however buy a replacement sensor. However, due to our optimum system design, our sensor batteries are lasting approximately 2-3 times longer than many of the current market systems.
2. Is there a way to periodically test the system (i.e. is there a way to test if the sensor has gone bad or if the system is still working?)
All systems are 100% factory tested prior to dispatch and the battery sensor on the receiver will periodically flash while you are driving, so you can ensure that it is working.
(I’ve just seen over on the Fit2Go website that they are bringing out a Pressure Checker which when you place it near the sensor, wakes it up and makes it report the pressure of the tyre and the battery life – Ian)
3. Can your Fit2Go system be used on a motorbike?
Theoretically, yes. However the receiver was not originally designed for motorbike use. You will however be pleased to hear that a motorbike system is currently in development and will be coming soon!
(You heard it here first! – Ian)
4. Can the sensors be paired with more than one receiver? (For example if you have two tow cars for your caravan and trailer)
Yes! The sensors go through an auto-pairing process with the receiver in range; so within the main vehicle, and also a caravan/trailer that is being used.
5. If you have 4 sensors on your car and 2 on a caravan, and you drive off without the van, does the system show an error as the other 2 sensors have been left behind?
No. The system will only auto-pair with the sensors that have commenced on that journey when the wheels commence turning.
6. Can you use just 2 sensors for the caravan if for example your car already has a different TPMS fitted?
Yes of course. You can purchase just the receiver, and 2 separate sensors if this is the case, rather than the full kit, which includes 4 sensors.
7. If you buy the kit or receiver and 4 sensors and then add 2 more sensors later, how do you pair the new ones to the existing receiver?
The main selling point of our product is that the new sensors will auto-pair on the journey eliminating any complicated set up! You would simply just fit them as per the instruction sheet after you have inflated the tyres to the correct pressure, and that is it, you’re Fit2Go!
So, there you have it. This system really does seem to cover all bases, and what I really love about this is there are no wires. The receiver is solar powered, so once you stick it to your windscreen you don’t have to do anything else with it. In fact you can completely ignore it because it will only interrupt you if there is a problem.
With the flexibility of fitting up to eight sensors at a time you can even cover your car and a twin axel caravan. If you have a single axel, fit two on the caravan and put the other two on a camping trailer because the receive will auto pair with whichever sensors are rolling at the time.
All this happens without configuration, fiddling about with buttons or with wires… now that’s the kind of gadget for me!
I am not affiliated with this product. The manufacture has not supplied me with the product to review. The manufacturer did not contact me or pay me for this review.
By day I used to be a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but now I have flipped my career on it’s head and I have retrained as a caravan engineer servicing caravans and motorhomes. I can be found at Telford Caravan Services I am also the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love caravanning and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two teenage children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery to ‘make camp’ in our Swift Coastline Esprit.