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Introducing the FLIR ONE


The FLIR ONE is a case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S that offers FLIR’s thermal imaging technology in a smartphone-sized package. It has a scene range temperature of 32°F-212°F (O°C-100°C), an operating temperature of 32°F-113 °F (O°C-45°C), and is able to detect temperature differences as small as 0.18 °F (0.1°C). The FLIR ONE utilizes a dual camera set up to achieve thermal function. The core is a FLIR Lepton thermal camera. The visible camera is VGA. This allows for FLIR MSX blending via the app which generates and overlays outlines to help the user identify what they’re looking at.


The FLIR ONE’s companion app – FLIR ONE MX – provides a simple and intuitive user interface that makes it easy to collect and share thermal images. It can load captured images directly to the camera roll and allows users to easily share on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, along with other features.

The FLIR ONE houses its own battery source, good for more than 2 hours of continuous use. It can also boost the battery life of the iPhone5 and 5S by up to 50 percent.

The FLIR ONE will be available starting Spring 2014. The FLIR ONE for select Android models will be available later in 2014. It will be available in three colors: Space Grey, White, and Gold.



3 Responses to “Introducing the FLIR ONE”

  1. Dan Goodwin says:

    We issue iPhones to our 200+ certified officers. This could be very useful.

  2. c-dub says:

    Thermal imaging for less than $400 will make this technology available to a much broader market — but I hate the idea of coupling the device to a phone that will be obsolete in a couple of years. How expensive would the same device have been with its own screen and processor?