Air Down From Your Phone with ARB Compressor Connect

The days of being able to leave your cellular device at home are fading into the horizon as applications become more robust and helpful. Most phones contain a high quality photo and video camera, a map and compass, emergency communications, and now the ability to air up and air down your tires from your phone. 

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ARB is a brand known for developing new and innovative products that meet the needs of overland and off-road travelers. A few years ago, ARB released their LINX system which allowed users to control lights, accessories and even tire air pressure from the simple to use display in the cab. The LINX system was a success and now ARB is releasing a new standalone product to control tire pressure using the same technology from the LINX system, controlled by your cell phone. 


Photo by ARB USA

Photo by ARB USA

Leave your deflators and air pressure gauge at home and let the innovative ARB Compressor Connect module do the work for you. Utilizing a bluetooth module, the Compressor Connect system allows the user to set a target air pressure and simply hook up the air hose and relax. 


Photo by ARB USA

Photo by ARB USA

The compressor connect app, available on Android and Apple devices, will pump air in or let air out of the tires to reach the desired pressure. Better yet, the user can program up to four preset pressures for use in different terrain such as rocks, washboard, sand, etc. Once the tire reaches pressure, the application will let you know via notification or vibration alert. 

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Some will scoff at the further intrusion of phones into overland travel, but I for one am happy to have to carry one less piece of kit in my vehicle.


Header photo by: ARB USA

Overlanding Industry News by Zach Elseman. Follow Zach @okienomads.

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