Android Otoscopes FAQs
Can I use my Android phone as an otoscope?
Android phones are very easy to use with a variety of otoscopes on the market including several made by ScopeAround. Most Android phones use some type of USB plug for charging and there are several USB otoscopes made by ScopeAround. Another connection option is to get a WiFi otoscope and connect over the phone's WiFi antenna. Both of these methods require the assistance of an app on the phone to view the otoscope’s video feed as well as record and save photos and video content to the phone’s storage.
What is an Android inspection camera?
Most commonly, “inspection cameras” is a term used to refer to endoscopes and borescopes - devices with a long cylindrical tube that is usually flexible and is punctuated by a camera sensor and lens. Endoscopes are most commonly used to perform visual inspections in engines, HVAC units, plumbing or any other hard-to-access locations that are hard to get eyes on without disassembling something.
How do I connect my Android to a wireless otoscope?
Connecting to a wireless otoscope with an Android mobile device is simple. Start by turning on the otoscope and noting the WiFi connection symbol is on. Go to the settings section on your Android mobile device and click on WiFi settings. Look for a WiFi signal associated with the otoscope and select that signal. Note, you may not be able to use other WiFI connections while you use this device. Once the connection is made, open the manufacturer-recommended app on your device and you should see the live camera feed from the otoscope in the app window.
What is the difference between an Android otoscope and endoscope?
Otoscopes are used by doctors and other health professionals to examine the ears, nose and throat of patients. Digital otoscopes bring the same examination capability to the home for health and wellness enthusiasts who want to stay on top of their own well being.
An endoscope is a term for a medical device usually used during surgery, but the term is sometimes used to describe an inspection camera that is used for home, DIY or industrial applications. Both otoscopes and endoscopes can be purchased now for household use by simply connecting to your Android phone. Endoscopes are typically 1 meter long or more while otoscopes are usually much shorter and narrower.
What inspection cameras are Android and PC compatible?
Most inspection cameras that are compatible with Android devices are also compatible with PC computers because Android devices have USB plugs for charging ports and PC computers also have USB plugs. USB inspection cameras are a great choice for owners of Android devices and PC computers because they are also very inexpensive.
Are there otoscope apps for Android?
Yes, there are several otoscope apps for Android. If you want to use an otoscope app with your Android device, you should start by seeing if the manufacturer recommends any specific app to use with their device. ScopeAround recommends the app called Smart Endoscope.
Why should I pick ScopeAround inspection cameras for Android?
ScopeAround inspection cameras for Android are some of the most economical inspection cameras made because they plug into the Android device with a simple USB cable and utilize the device’s memory for photo and video storage. ScopeAround sells their inspection cameras direct from their website Scopearound.com