The Mobile App for Expert Hunters
Hunters can now download the new ZEISS Hunting App for Apple and Android devices. The app, which was primarily developed for ZEISS products, offers many impressive practical functions for hunting: ballistic calculator for precise long-distance shots, diary with photo function, GPS tagging for the documentation of hunting experiences and a detailed, global weather forecast. The app available in German and English is offered as a free download.
All your information at a glance. Zeiss hunting is especially intuitive to navigate – launching the app takes you to the dashboard, where you will find a quick preview and access to the main functions – a powerful ballistic calculator, the hunting diary complete with photos and GPS-functionality, and a detailed weather forecast. It allows all essential tools at a glance and can be fully customised.
Precise calculations for an expert shot. The detailed ballistic calculator lets you determine exact ballistics for expert long-range angled shots. Precisely determine properties of different cartridges, bullets and loadings, and see how to adjust your aim for current atmospheric conditions to deliver an expert shot even at long range. Ballistic properties can be calculated for any calibre, cartridge and bullet combination – selected from a comprehensive database comprising of over 5000 entries. Muzzle velocity and ballistic coefficient (BC) are filled in automatically or recalculated based on measured velocities. For calculating hand loaded cartridges, all data can also be introduced manually. For ballistic calculations, current GPS-localised atmospheric data is automatically loaded – and can be updated and recalculated anytime.
Log and save your hunting adventures. The same goes for ZEISS Hunting’s diary function: and indispensable tool to document your hunting adventures, feats and observations. Every shot, sighting and kill, or any other occurrence in your hunting ground can be recorded in all detail in a diary entry – including photographs and GPS data. A multitude of parameters are available to classify observed specimens: you can select from an extensive species list, define weight, age and sex and add observations. Shots can be GPS-tagged by defining shooter and target positions on the map, whereby shot distance is calculated automatically. Further parameters at your disposal to document your shot include shot placement and the specimen’s escape distance. With every entry, current weather data is stored along with the photos, specimen and shot information – letting you reproduce the prevailing conditions at the time of the event at any later time. Diary entries are shown in chronological order and can be filtered by event type. Additionally, all entries are shown on the map, giving you a rapid overview of your hunting grounds. naturally, diary entries can be placed on the app’s dashboard for quick access.
Weather data for reliable planning. Weather forecast is geared to data, especially relevant for hunting, letting you plan ahead for optimum conditions and determine the best time for a hunting trip. Weather conditions for your current location are shown by default – for a customised forecast, locations of your preferred hunting grounds can be added. When selecting a new location, the app automatically localises the closest available weather station. Forecast can be show in hourly progression or alternatively in a five-day overview, displaying relevant data such as temperature, percipitation, atmospheric pressure, humidity, wind direction and wind speed. Solunar information includes sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, lunar phases and moonlight brightness. On the dashboard, a quick weather preview is shown alongside the other main functions.