Even if this SensAiry hardware looks like a plug-and-use system, it will require the help of a tyre technician. This is basically to get the tyres off the rim/alloy and install the sensor on it. Also, wheel balancing will be have to be done. Nonetheless, it is designed keeping both the vehicle owners and tyre technicians in mind making it simple to install.
We began by removing one tyre off the rim at a time. Once the rubber tyre is out, the technician will have to get off the original stem valve. This needs to be replaced with the stem valve provided with this kit. Insert the sensor onto the valve’s end with the printed side on top and screw it along with the washer. It fits nice and snug without moving/vibrating once the screw is tightened. Do this for all tyres you need to monitor (five in our case).
Next step is to switch on the phone’s Bluetooth, open the app and configure it with some simple steps. Though we’ve used an Android phone, SensAiry supports iOS beacons as well for the app to automatically connect to the sensors when the Apple phone is in the range. You can name your car on the app and edit all information that you feed. Once this is done, press the orange button on a sensor once to activate it. The app will identify and connect to one sensor automatically through Bluetooth. You just need to appropriately mention the tyre position on the app.
Now, even if you forget which sensor went in which tyre before specifying, here’s a small tip; just alter the tyre pressure to get a quick update on the app. Rename tyre position according to the sensor’s serial number. After this initial set-up, the app will remember all the configurations and keep syncing with the sensors by automatically connecting whenever the phone’s Bluetooth is on and you are nearby to them. You are all set for high precision measurement of air pressure and temperature of your car’s tyres.