Fobo Tyre

Why do I have difficulty in pairing FOBO products with my smart phone during installation?

Some users who use a smart phone with LTE (regardless of OS platform) may experience difficulty during installation to pair FOBO products. It is a worldwide known issue of interference of Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE signals. This can easily be overcome.  During Installation, please momentarily turn off LTE but retain 3G connection. After installation, the user can resume LTE connection.


What do I get from this set of FOBO Tire?

  1. a) 4 tire sensors (with CR2032 batteries included)
  2. b) 1 In-Car unit (with 2 AA size batteries included)
  3. c) Anti-theft nuts and wrench
  4. d) Free "FOBO Tire" app to be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store



What phone does FOBO Tire work with?

FOBO Tire only work with Android and iOS smartphones with Bluetooth 4.0. Please ensure you update to latest OS, at least Android 4.3 and iOS7.1. 


How long can I use FOBO Tire?

FOBO Tire uses 2xAA batteries for In-Car unit and CR2032 battery for sensor units. These batteries are easily available from local stores and would last up to 2 years on normal operating temperature. Operating in extreme cold climate may reduce the battery operating life.


How to ensure my FOBO Tire sensors not stolen?

FOBO Tire comes with theft deterrent feature. FOBO Tire units are not re-usable if stolen, thus discouraging potential thieves. The package also comes with anti-theft nuts and a small wrench to mechanically lock the sensors. 


Can FOBO Tire work without a smartphone?

You will need a smartphone in order to install FOBO Tire and change settings. Once installed, FOBO Tire will work even without a smartphone, in case your smartphone is not with you. The In-Car unit will alert with different alert tones in case of tire problems. 


Can FOBO Tire work in all weather conditions?

FOBO Tire is designed to operate under extreme cold and hot climate. And it's tested for water proof (IP57) and ability to sustain high impact (350N spot pressure intensity) to ensure long durability and reliability.


What if I rotated the position of my tires?

FOBO Tire app is so easy to use. To identify position of FOBO Tire sensors installed in your car, just move around your car and place the smartphone close to each FOBO Tire sensor according to the instructions in FOBO Tire app. It is just that easy.


What if there is more than one person driving my car? Can they use the FOBO Tire in my car?

You can share FOBO Tire in your car with family and friends (up to 100 smartphone users). Key in their e-mail address that will be used to login to their FOBO account and it will be synchronized with FOBO cloud via our CrossPair technology.


How far away can I detect FOBO Tire readings?

FOBO Tire uses Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth 4.0) to send out signals. Typical range of Bluetooth 4.0 is 30 meters line of sight without anything blocking the signal. 


Will FOBO Tire work for trucks or big vans?

FOBO Tire works on four wheel vehicles with tire pressures below 50psi (350kPa).


How can FOBO Tire work when my car engine is turned off?

Your smartphone will pickup signals from FOBO Tire sensors via Bluetooth 4.0. You can check your car tire pressures any time knowing that they are working 24x7 round the clock continuously monitoring the tires for you.


Does FOBO Tire affect tire balancing?

FOBO Tire sensor weight is 10 grams each but extensive testing has shown a maximum deviation of 5 grams on the wheel balancer. Typical wheel balancing equipment in the market has a resolution  of 5 grams as well. The deviation of 5 grams are to be considered acceptable and there is no need to rebalance the wheels after installing FOBO Tire. This is in line with our tire experts.


How do you turn on and off FOBO Tire sensors?

FOBO Tire sensors will “wake” up whenever pressure is applied and will go into sleep mode when it doesn’t sense any pressure. There is no need of any manual intervention to turn on and off the sensors.


How to set FOBO Tire sensors into pairing mode?

FOBO Tire sensors will go  into pairing mode for 1 min when it senses a change in pressure from “0” to the car tire pressure (i.e. sensor are screw on to the tire valve)


What should I do if FOBO Tire sensors cannot be paired?

As the sensors are activated through pressure, please check if your tire valve is jammed or faulty. Another variable is the stability of phone Bluetooth, kindly turn off and on your Bluetooth to reset before you start FOBO Tire pairing process. If the above two conditions are acceptable, please contact us as you may have a rare case of faulty sensor. FOBO Tire sensors are 100% extensively tested in the factory to ensure top quality.


Can I calibrate FOBO Tire sensors?

GE sensors used in FOBO Tire does not need calibration.


Does FOBO Tire read absolute pressure or gauge pressure?

FOBO Tire sensor report absolute pressure and has an internal formulation coupled with Absolute Pressure reading to display readings as if users are at sea-level, even though FOBO readings are taken at ANY altitudes. Fobo Tire readings should matche the placard pressure and user should inflate their tires according to FOBO Tire reading instead of handheld pressure gauge in the event there are differences between this two readings due to altitude factor and gauge accuracy.

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