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Compatible Android and iOS devices

General

Note for all eSense:
We recommend using a tablet instead of a smartphone due to better display.

If you don’t have a device yet and/or want to buy an extra device for the eSense, we recommend depending on your taste either

or

In our experience, these options offer enough power for the eSense app, will remain upgradeable to upcoming Android and iOS versions for some time and are still reasonably priced. The Android devices also still have a normal 3.5mm jack input and do not require an adapter for the eSense.

iOS devices compatible with the eSense

  • All iOS devices from version 12.5 or higher, which are (in part):
  • Apple® iPhone® 5S, iPhone® 6 / 6S, iPhone® SE / SE 2, iPhone® 7/7 +, iPhone® 8/8 +, iPhone® X, iPhone® XR, iPhone® XS, iPhone® 11/11 Pro, iPhone® 12/12 Pro
  • Apple® iPad® from 5th generation (iPad Air) or newer, including all iPad Mini from 2nd generation
  • Apple® iPad® Pro from 1st generation or newer
  • Apple® iPod Touch® from 6th generation or newer

Note:
Some newer iOS devices without the classic 3.5mm headphone jack and with the newer Lightning / USB-C connector also work perfectly with the eSense. You either need an original Apple USB-C (https://amzn.to/2OQYssu) or originalen Apple Lightning (https://amzn.to/2SJVg37) to 3.5 mm connection adapter (not included in the scope of delivery of the eSense). Alternatively, you also can use any other adapter with a DAC chip. We recommend this adapter on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SnAUA1.

Additional note Siri:
Please note that Siri can NOT be activated while you do a measurement with the eSense app (this applies to all eSense sensors). Otherwise a running measurement can be disturbed and your values be wrong therefore. You have to deactivate Siri YOURSELF (our app can’t do this due to the settings of Apple).
In order to deactivate Siri go Settings -> (> Siri and deactivate > (the exact steps can vary depending on the version of iOS).

Important notice on iOS devices and the eSense Pulse:
Your iOS device needs to support Bluetooth 4.0 LE (sometimes also referred to as Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE) which is supported from iOS 5. But we recommend the devices listed above.

Important notice on Android devices for the eSense Respiration, Skin Response and Temperature:
The eSense works via the microphone input. If you have iOS 7 or higher, you have to give the eSense app permission to use the microphone port, otherwise it will not work. You will be asked for permission asked during installation, so please answer the request by clicking “Yes” or “Allow”. After installation, you can make this setting manually: Allow the eSense app to use the microphone port in the system settings of your iOS device: >Settings -> Privacy ->>Microphone

Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
which no longer has a 3.5mm headphone jack, e.g. the iPhone X.)

Android devices compatible with the eSense

Important notice on Android devices for the eSense Pulse:
Your Android device needs to support Bluetooth 4.0 LE (sometimes also referred to as Bluetooth Low Energyor BLE) which is supported from Android version 4.3 (Mid 2013). But we recommend Android 4.4 and higher anyway. So generally, the eSense Pulse works fine with most current Android devices.

Important note about Android devices for the eSense Muscle:
You cannot use the app from the Google Play Store for the eSense Muscle. We have made a version of our eSense mobile app customized for the Muscle available for you to download as an APK. This is otherwise identical to the eSense app from the Google Play Store. You can find more information and download the APK here.

Important notice on Android devices for the eSense Respiration, Skin Response and Temperature:
Your Android device needs a 3.5 mm input for external microphones/headsets. Most devices have this input, often included in the headphone jack. If no 3.5 mm input for external microphones is present, such as with the Google Nexus 7, you cannot use the eSense! (All iOS devices specified above have this input).

Alternatively, you also can use any other adapter with a DAC chip. We recommend this adapter on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SnAUA1.

Here are some Android devices we tested and can confirm that they work well with the eSense Pulse, Respiration, Skin Response and Temperature (Whitelist). (This list is only a very small sample and most available Android devices worldwide work fine with the eSense).

  • Google Pixel 2 (Smartphone)
  • Huawei P10 (Smartphone)
  • Huawei Honor 9 Lite (Smartphone)
  • Motorola Moto E40 (https://amzn.to/3bBl0fg) (Smartphone, our recommendation)
  • Nokia G10 (https://amzn.to/3dg9Qx5) (Smartphone, our recommendation)
  • Nokia G21 (https://amzn.to/3Qso3Fv) (Smartphone, our recommendation)
  • Nokia 3 (Smartphone)
  • Nokia 5 (Smartphone)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (Smartphone)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 und S8+ (Smartphone)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (Tablet)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2018, 10.1’’ (Tablet)
  • TECLAST P80X (Tablet)
  • Xiaomi Redmi 10 (https://amzn.to/3A5wxgv) (Smartphone, our recommendation)

The following Android devices will NOT work with the eSense Respiration, Skin Response and Temperature (Blacklist). There may be a few other devices not on this list which will not work. When in doubt, please check the Microphone jack as described above!

  • All tablets from Lenovo (For the eSense Skin Response, Temperature and Respiration. The microphone input distorts signal of the eSense. With the eSense Pulse they work)
  • Google Nexus 7 (for the eSense Skin Response, Temperature and Respiration as no microphone input is built in. With the eSense Pulse it works)
  • Amazon Fire 8 HD (before model 2018 with model no.: KFKAWI, no signal)
  • Huawei Honor 6A (strange “breakdowns” in signal during the session, unique behavior of this device, never seen before, maybe the test device is defective?)
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