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Old 6th January 2016, 11:44   #16
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Great buy at that price. Hope it is waterproof.
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Considering the product is being sold all over I'm guessing the sensors would be waterproof.
I can now confirm that the sensors are waterproof.

UAE received unexpected heavy showers in the beginning of this week. I drove my car at speeds of above 100 kmph and the sensors did not malfunction or show any error. It has been 3 days after that and the system is working without any glitch.

Next test - High pressure car wash!
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What about the battery in the sensors themselves? Button cells??
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What about the battery in the sensors themselves? Button cells??
Yes. And hence can be replaced at any normal watch repair store.
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A quick update on the TPMS.

One of the sensor was leaking air. Initially I suspected that the tyre had a puncture, but later the sensor was found to be faulty.

I contacted the seller in AliExpress and he immediately dispatched a replacement sensor free of cost. Had to do a small procedure for the unit to "learn" the new sensor, which is accurately mentioned in the user manual. Took barely a minute.

Fixed the new sensor and the unit is working like a charm, as before.

A couple of observations -
  • The sensors readings are quite accurate
  • Sensors are waterproof
  • Solar panel on display works well, I have never had the need to connect the display with the power outlet, even during extended night driving
  • The locking mechanism is not very fool proof, the sensors can be removed with brute force
P.S.: The seller has increased the price of this unit from 88 USD to 109 USD. Seems like it is doing well!

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Yes. And hence can be replaced at any normal watch repair store.
Correction - No need to go anywhere to replace the battery. A tool is provided in the box which can be used to open the sensor and the battery can be changed ourselves.

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A quick update on the TPMS.

One of the sensor was leaking air. Initially I suspected that the tyre had a puncture, but later the sensor was found to be faulty.
Update -

Please avoid buying this TPMS system.

One of the sensors started leaking a few days back. Since all the other sensors were working fine, I thought it can be a one off case and gave the unit a benefit of doubt!

That sensor was replaced under warranty and now another sensor has started leaking air.

In short, this unit is not dependable at all.

I have burnt my hands with this and I request all members to buy a better unit from a more reputed manufacturer or go for the one with internal sensors. I will request the MODS to update the thread title so that all members are cautioned against this product.
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