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The next generation Echo Meter Touch, is perfect for bat hobbyists, bat walks and bat groups. The EMT2 is still the smallest and easiest to use hand-held bat detector available. Plus it's bright red so you won't lose it in the field!
Intuitive to use, the EMT2 lets you listen to, record and identify bats using your iPhone, iPad or Android device ** with the Echo Meter Touch app, which is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play App shop. You can view bat calls displayed live on the screen while you listen, and the calls can be recorded for you to review at your leisure. The app suggests the most likely species flying overhead and contains links to further information.
Wildlife Acoustics's Real Time Expansion technology allows you to listen to bat calls as never before, maintaining tone and timing, and allowing you to hear different species at the same time. If you prefer, Heterodyne and Time-Expansion modes are also available. The EMT app lets you share high-quality recordings with friends and colleagues. Files can be exported via WiFi, iTunes, MMS messaging or email for further analysis. GPS view shows locations of recordings and species ID on map or satellite views.

Why buy the EMT2?

  • Detect and identity bats using your iPhone, iPad or smart phone.
  • Listen the calls of bats flying overhead (and also Grasshoppers & Crickets) and watch them on-screen Save calls to look at in detail later
  • Appreciate the full complexity of bat calls by listening with Real Time Expansion technology
  • Easily create maps showing where you have recorded bats
  • Species Auto-ID regions: UK, North America, the Neotropics, Europe and South Africa
  • Share your recordings with friends and colleagues
  • Download the Echo Meter Touch app for free to try before you buy
  • A professional quality bat detector at an affordable price

Technical specifications:

  • Sample rate: 256k samples per second
  • Recording format: 16-bit full-spectrum WAV
  • Maximum recording frequency: 128Khz
  • Adjustable Trigger Minimum Frequency Physical Dimensions:
  • Width: 1.9” (48 mm)
  • Length: 1.4” (35 mm)
  • Length including Lightning connector: 1.7” (43 mm) Thickness: .29”-.62” (7.3 mm - 15.8 mm)
  • Weight: 20 grams/.7 ounces
  • Enclosure: Rugged ABS/polycarbonate housing with an integrated acoustical horn
  • iOS run Time:
  • iPad: Up to 13 hours
  • iPad Mini: Up to 8 hours
  • iPhone: Up to 4 hours

Click here for: Further Details - EMT2 User Guide - IOS Devise Compatibility - Android Devise Compatibility

**Please Note: Whilst we make every effort to keep our website as up to date as possible the list of devices compatible with the Echo Meter Touch 2 is constantly changing. The most recent version of this list can be found at

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MS09aEcho Meter Touch Bat Detector for ios - Check via email before purchase£210.00e-mail
MS09bEcho Meter Touch Bat Detector for Android£210.00e-mail

Batbox III D

The new Batbox III D is a heterodyne bat detector, which incorporates the latest technology, whilst retaining all the best qualities of its predecessor. The easy-to-read digital display, single-handed operation, high sensitivity and robustness make it an essential field tool for the professional or amateur batworker.

A high quality, low noise ultrasonic bat detector used in universities, conservation and environment departments and by thousands of amateur naturalists throughout the world.

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Bat detector (BatBox 3D)

Batbox Duet

The Batbox Duet is a dual-mode bat detector, with both heterodyne and frequency division, which has been designed for single-handed operation.

The large LCD back-lit display is extremely accurate and easy to read at all light levels. Frequency amplitude detection allows post-recording computer analysis of sonar peak-frequencies. There is a voice commentary button for annotating recordings.


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MS13aBat Box Duet - Temporarily out of stock Feel free to contact us for lead times£267.50e-mail

Bat4 Bat Detector

With a Magenta Bat Detector you can listen to ultrasonic chirps, smacks and clicks from these amazing creatures. Special circuitry detects the human-inaudible sounds emitted by bats, grasshoppers and crickets and processes them into a form that human hearing can discern. The Magenta Bat4 Bat Detector is a completely new detector developed from our experience with previous designs. All the good features of the original are there, including high level audio output, and built-in front-facing weatherproof loudspeaker. Uses 4 AAA batteries (plain, or rechargeable types) not included.

  • Advanced low noise IC preamplifier stage
  • high stability 'easy tuning' linear heterodyne oscillator
  • New audio circuits
  • Increased gain and sensitivity
  • Convenient bottom mounted headphone socket (mutes Loudspeaker)
  • Line level tape recorder socket - constant level regardless of volume control
  • Top lit calibrated frequency dial
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MS11Magenta BAT4 Bat Detector - delays with stock - contact us for updates£64.00e-mail

Bat5 Bat Detector

The new Magenta Bat5 Digital Quartz Bat Detector has a backlit 4 digit LCD frequency display, a high stability, easily tuned local oscillator and advanced amplification and filtering circuits. Detects sounds emitted by bats, grasshoppers and crickets

Extended 10 - 130kHz frequency range; large 4 digit LCD frequency display with backlighting for easy visibility day and night. Quartz accurate -always calibrated displaying frequency to within 0.1kHz. Front-facing weatherproof speaker, built in led torch, wrist strap, headphone and tape sockets. Uses 4 AAA batteries (plain, or rechargeable types) not included.

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MS12Magenta BAT5 Bat Detector - - delays with stock - contact us for updates£90.00e-mail

The Bat Detective

A field guide for bat detection by Brian Briggs and David King

This book, together with the accompanying CD, provides an essential reference for bat enthusiasts who would like to gain or improve their skills in identifying British bats, using a bat detector.

The material has been gathered from experience gained in numerous bat detector workshops, throughout Europe, and is suitable for those who have just acquired a bat detector as well as for more experienced bat workers. The sounds of 13 bat species are included in the 48 tracks of the CD. This is the first ever comprehensive compilation of British bat recordings on compact disc.
A. M. Hutson

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The Bat Detective Field Guide Book & CD
A FSC Guide to British Bats

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