Video: Laser Alignment

Last Updated: Jun 05, 2018 06:49PM MDT


  • The laser of your Spike device only needs to be calibrated with the camera of your smartphone or tablet if you intend to use the Point-to-Point Measurement feature (see page 16). Otherwise this step can be skipped.
  • If you determine that you would like to use the Point-to-Point Measurement feature, the Spike laser only needs to be calibrated the first time it is used with a new smartphone or tablet. After a smartphone or tablet has been calibrated with Spike, it does not need to be calibrated again. If Spike is removed from the device, ensure that Spike is returned to the same location as when it was calibrated.
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  1. In the Spike app, go to the Settings, and select Align Laser
  1. Hold your smartphone vertically and aim it towards two objects that are at different distances, for example the edge of a building or a light pole and the sky. Ensure that the closest object has a vertical edge.
  • The distance between Spike and the closest object should be at least 30 feet (9 meters).
  • In order to position yourself at least 30 feet (9 meters) from an object, it is recommended to complete the calibration outdoors using an object and the sky.
  1. Slowly move your smartphone sideways  and check that the distance measurement  changes when the crosshair in the center of the screen moves on and off the vertical edge. 

  1. If the measurement changes at the point where the crosshair moves on and off the vertical edge, your laser is correctly aligned. If this does not happen at the correct point, tap on the left and right blue arrows  to adjust to the correct point.
  1. Turn your smartphone horizontally and aim at the same two objects. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to align the laser horizontally. 

In this video  tutorial  we demonstrate how to align the Spike laser with the camera of your Smartphone or Tablet.

This is an important step you must complete before using Spike for the first time.
Be sure to calibrate the laser both vertically and horizontally.

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