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15 November 2021
Both STANLEY® Smart Measure Pro and Spike are valuable laser measuring solutions that offer advantages for speed, safety and cost for many different types of projects. Both were designed by the same company, ikeGPS, and provide exceptional performance and features. The primary difference is that STANLEY Smart Measure Pro is now discontinued. That means Spike is advantageous for a few different reasons, like higher measurement accuracy, product support and newer technology options.
Here’s how the two compare.
Spike and Smart Measure Pro are in-field measuring solutions made up of a laser beam measurement device and an app. The device captures the data it needs, allowing the user to collect accurate measurements based on points or photos in various units like feet, inches, meters and centimeters. Then, that information gets transferred to the app, where the user collects and exports the data. Both operate via Bluetooth for fast, real-time measurements. Other Spike features include free cloud uploads and multiple export formats.
These tools allow users to:
You’ll find these measurement apps used in a range of industries, such as geospatial work, signage and graphics, and commercial field services. They can help users inspect job sites, plan material usage, create quotes, report progress and accomplish many other tasks for the project at hand. They’re compatible with commonly used field devices, like smartphones and tablets, so they’re easy to take with you to site inspections and evaluations.
The two systems have a lot of similarities and can help you level up your work, but there is one important difference.
The main difference between the two systems is that STANLEY Smart Measure Pro is now discontinued and no longer in production. The app is no longer receiving improvements or updates. If you want to buy a Smart Measure Pro device, you’ll have to enter the used markets and buy from sources that might not be very trustworthy.
Fortunately, our team at ikeGPS built the Smart Measure Pro for the home improvement market and built Spike for the pros needing higher accuracy and versatility. Spike offers several measurement options and fits all mobile devices.
Let’s look at the specs of the two systems. Here are some of the ways they compare:
Overall, the solutions are similar, but Spike is still in production, and the app is still updated and supported. Since technology moves so quickly, even a few years of discontinuation can point to a range of changes and potential improvements. If you’re looking for accurate, fast measurements and a purchase from a trustworthy company, Spike is your best bet.
Spike comes from ikeGPS, a company dedicated to delivering a unique measuring capability that is simple to use and accessible to any filed worker. Taking complex measurements shouldn’t require complicated tools. In fact it should be as easy as using your smartphone or tablet.
Different industries can take advantage of certain aspects of Spike, too. Esri Survey123 integrations are a strong component of geospatial applications, supporting more than 30% of state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) that use Spike. Those working in signage can trust Spike’s ability to cut measurement and customer acquisition costs by over 50%. It even won the 2016 International Sign Association’s International Sign Expo Innovation Award. Commercial field services also take advantage of the many capabilities of Spike.
Learn more about Spike by exploring our website. We know that choosing tools for your business isn’t always straightforward. If you have any questions about Spike or what it might look like for your organization, please reach out to a team member today to start talking about measurements.
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