PowerVision PowerRay Wizard underwater drone Review
Underwater drones have been around for quite some time, and in recent years their popularity has exploded.
They are great for scouting out the bottom of a lake, a pond, or a river, and they are really easy to use.
The PowerVision PowerRay Wizard is a simple, yet quite fun to use, an underwater drone that will help you get great pictures and videos of your fishing trips, or for simply just doing a little water fun.
The PowerRay is a very easy-to-use drone that is equipped with a 4.3″ LCD touchscreen, a 4k ultra HD camera, and a GPS.
Let’s take a closer look at this underwater drone and see how it will work for you.
PowerVision PowerRay Wizard Underwater Drone Main Features
- 4K Ultra HD camera: For live streaming, UHD footage can be captured in 4K (or 1080p).
- Vision+ app: The Vision+ proprietary mobile app (Android/iOS) provides access to settings, sonar, and navigation.
- PowerSeeker Fishfinder (optional): Provides users with an easy way to track and find fish. PowerRay’s sonar can detect fish up to 80 meters away, making it a true “fish finder”.
- FPV goggles (optional): With PowerVision’s version of the Zeiss VR ONE Plus headset, users can view footage in first-person view.
Easy to control with live stream
Unlike most drones, this one is incredibly simple to control. An Ethernet cable connects the PowerRay to a WLAN access point, from which it is controlled. With the 4K camera and WiFi live stream, users can follow the action underwater directly on their smartphones.
Using a remote control or an app, the PowerRay is placed in the water and controlled. Four high-resolution cameras and two bright spotlights allow 4K UHD images to be shot or captured and sent directly to a smartphone or tablet.
This allows you to see the undersea world in razor-sharp detail. A built-in echosounder transmits fish signals, bottom structures, and water temperature to the screen. In this way, you can even identify structures that the camera cannot detect.
PowerVision PowerRay Wizard Underwater Drone: VR goggles support
PowerRay sends a signal to the end device to let you know exactly where it is at all times. You can also record and store the recorded data for future tours. For an even more realistic experience, you can wear virtual reality glasses to dive directly into the underwater world.
Zeiss has partnered with PowerVision to make the goggles waterproof so you can swim around like a fish. Quite cool, although a little dizzy.
PowerVision PowerRay Wizard Underwater Drone: Easy fishing
The front end of the rod allows you to cast bait for fishing. Streaming and recording live with up to 1080p, the PowerRay can see what’s floating around the lure. The front has built-in spotlights that help even in murky water and at night.
A cable connects the PowerRay to the water surface. The cable can be disconnected from the drone at the push of a button if the PowerRay gets tangled or if you lose it down there. As a result, the drone floats to the surface in an automatic mode. It is most likely the cable, not the drone, that is lost.
The pilot can dive up to 30 meters deep with three engines. With its built-in sonar, the drone can see down to 70 meters. Underwater drones can locate fish shoals and provide data about water temperatures, depths, and landscapes.
Specifications of the PowerVision PowerRay Wizard
- The maximum diving depth is 98 ft (30 meters).
- The dive time is up to 4 hours.
- The maximum speed is 3-4 knots (3.5-4.5 mph).
- Sink rate up to 0.58 knots
- 3-speed levels
- Video storage capacity 32GB
- Battery: 14.8V / 6400mAh LiPo
- Dimensions: 18.3 x 10.8 x 5.5 inches / 465mm x 270mm x 126mm
- Weight: 3,8kg
- The camera is 4K UHD 12 MP
What’s inside the box
- PowerRay Vehicle 64G
- PowerSeeker fishfinder
- ZEISS VR ONE Plus Goggles
- Base station
- 23–foot communication cable
- Intelligent charger
- Carry-on case
PowerRay is fun to use. It is also possible to capture sharp images of the underwater world at the beach as well as in open water. By the way, you don’t need to wait until the Caribbean holidays to get a PowerRay. You can also enjoy the underwater world in your own country based on my experience.