Extra-Range Thermal Camera for Your Smartphone. 
Connect and detect – Available for Android and iPhone


Long-Range Thermal Imaging Camera Designed for Your Smartphone

CompactXR is the world’s smallest thermal imager. It’s highly portable design fits in your pocket for easy connect and detect convenience. The CompactXR delivers powerful thermal imaging through its advanced 206×156 thermal sensor engineered with the same military-proven technology the pros use.  Its 20-degree narrow field of view allows it to detect heat signatures up to 1,800 feet away between -40 and 626 degrees Fahrenheit.

Available for iPhone and Android

The free Seek Thermal App, available on iTunes and Google Play, gives you the ability to measure temperature within just a few degrees, test and measure specific temperature ranges, as well as contrast and compare visible imagery with thermal side by side. By utilizing all the same functions as your smartphone, the CompactXR makes it easier to take photos and video, compare, share, and send for documentation. On top of all this, the CompactXR never needs to be charged as it is designed to run at low power from your smartphone.


A Tiny Thermal Camera. A Big Step Forward-

An unseen world of energy surrounds us. It’s part of everything we touch, see, and feel. This unseen world – specifically levels of infrared energy, which our eyes can’t detect – provides information that is incredibly useful for solving everyday problems. Bringing to the table over 35 years of innovation, Seek’s cofounding team – Dr. William Parrish and Tim Fitzgibbons – knew that turning every smartphone into a high-powered thermal imaging device was groundbreaking and could change lives.

Seek a New Advantage

By measuring very small temperature differences, invisible energy patterns are converted by our thermal imagers into clear, visible images that the human eye can’t always see.  Since the energy we sense is not impacted by visible light, our infrared thermal imagers can be used in both daylight and night conditions across long distances.

Hunting & Outdoors

The outdoor environment is directly impacted by light conditions and weather.  With a thermal imaging camera, you can scout terrain in total darkness, accurately track during fog or dense conditions, and recover long after dusk sets in.

  • Accurately Scout Terrain
  • Track Game
  • Recover with a New Advantage after Dusk
  • Stay Safe in the Blind
Safety & Security

Keep an eye on things – even things your eyes can’t see. A visual assessment using Seek Thermal Imaging Cameras has unique benefits especially at night and over long distances. Thermal imaging detects elevated temperatures, which are indicative of objects radiating energy (or heat). This makes it easier to discover and detect heat-emitting sources at night where lighting provides unwanted attention:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Night Security
  • Search & Rescue
  • Land Surveillance and Border Protection
  • Public Safety & Tactical Support
  • Safeguard Corporate Facilities, Factories & Warehouses, Government Sites, or Residential Property


Additional information

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Phone and Case Compatibility
Please review the following information to determine if your mobile device is compatible with the Seek Compact line of thermal cameras. You can find more specific details and explanations in our Help Center.

Smartphone Case Compatibility:

Some thicker smartphone cases (especially ruggedized ones) do not provide enough clearance around the connection port. To use the camera you must either remove the case or attach the camera using an extender/adapter.

Operating System Compatibility:

The Android and iOS Seek Thermal apps require a minimum of Android 4.3 and iOS 8.0, respectively. The apps will not download if your smartphone does not satisfy the minimum requirement.
Google Nexus 5 (requires adapter)
Google Nexus 5x (requires USB C adapter)
Google Nexus 6 (requires adapter)
Nexus 6p (requires USB C adapter)
HTC Desire 820 (requires adapter)
HTC Desire EYE (requires adapter)
HTC One Mini 2 (requires adapter)
HTC One A9 (requires adapter)
HTC One M8 (requires adapter)
HTC One M9 (requires adapter)
Motorola Moto X
Motorola Moto G
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5 (except some running 5.1.1)
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone SE
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
iPod Touch 5th Generation
Many other HTC devices
Many LG devices
Many Sony Xperia models
Some Samsung Galaxy Tab models
Compatible microUSB adapters
iPad Mini (all versions)
iPad Air
iPad 4th Generation
Amazon Fire Phone & Tablet
Google Nexus 4
Google Nexus 7 (2012)
HTC Desire 620
HTC Desire 626
HTC Nexus 9
Nexus 9
Samsung Galaxy 2 (old)
Samsung Galaxy Mega
Samsung Galaxy Note (original)
Samsung Google Nexus S
Samsung Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy S3 NEO
Samsung S4 mini
Samsung S5 mini
iPhone 4s or lower
iPad 3 or lower
iPod Touch 4 or lower
NOTE: Android devices sometimes orient the microUSB connector in different directions or locations. For correct usage, the USB port should be located on the bottom, with the widest portion of the port aligned with the back of your smartphone. Many LG and HTC devices orient the connecter in the opposite direction, and many devices from Sony and Motorola often position the port on the side. In these cases, it is recommended to use a microUSB cable or adapter to allow proper aiming and positioning of the camera. Testing has confirmed compatibility for with the following adapters.