New Features for ZEISS Hunting App

Download and discover: the hunting grounds function and desktop version

OBERKOCHEN/Germany | 11. March 2019 | Sports Optics

The free ZEISS Hunting app now comes with new features that make hunting that much easier: the new hunting grounds manager allows users to quickly and intuitively manage their locations – via their smartphone, tablet and now even on their desktop computer too. Other functions like a ballistics calculator, hunter’s journal, weather forecast and hunting equipment inventory allow hunters to conveniently organize, plan and document their day. This means the most important information is always at your fingertips, leaving more time to focus on hunting and nature. What’s more, the app communicates with the ZEISS Victory RF system’s laser rangefinders via Bluetooth, thus enabling precise shots at all distances.

Keep track of your hunting grounds at all times

The new menu item “Hunting grounds” allows you to mark the limits of your hunting grounds on an interactive map and save points of interest like hunting stands, feeder locations and trail cameras, as well as restricted areas. Handy GPS functions help hunters in the field: the app shows their current position and collects data on their usual movements in the grounds. All entries in the hunting journal can be linked to the grounds in question, thus providing an overview of wildlife sightings and other occurrences on the map.

Desktop version for easy input, incl. real-time synchronization

Another benefit of the app is the new desktop version; its large display means it’s now even easier and more convenient to record your hunting experiences. Thanks to ongoing synchronization, the entries are available on all devices – simply download the app and create a user account to access them via the web browser on your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Communication with the ZEISS rangefinder system

The ZEISS Hunting app can also be connected to the laser rangefinder of the ZEISS Victory rangefinder system via Bluetooth in order to transfer personalized ballistic profiles to the rangefinder. It combines the data with information relating to the distance, tilt angle, temperature and air pressure, and uses these values to calculate the precise click or bullet drop compensator (BDC), thus ensuring a safe and accurate shot even at long range.

The app even allows users to configure the data display in the rangefinder’s field of vision, e.g. the brightness of the display, the unit of measurement or the selection and sequence of the required information. Users can view and save the range data collected by the rangefinder in the app. Another advantage is that the app automatically installs software updates on the rangefinder, meaning your device is always up to date. The ZEISS Victory Rangefinder is available in four versions: the ZEISS Victory RF 8x42 and 10x42 for daytime hunting, and the ZEISS Victory RF 8x54 and 10x54 for hunting until nightfall.

At the IWA industry trade fair in Nuremberg from 8 to 11 March, visitors to the ZEISS booth (hall 3A, booth 114) will be able to find out about the practical functions of the ZEISS Hunting app and try it out for themselves.

For more information and to download the app for free, please visit

Videos on the Hunting app for embedding:
Long version (approx. 3 minutes)
Teaser (approx. 2 minutes)

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Christina Mayer
ZEISS Consumer Products
Tel. +49 7364 20-62074
christina .mayer @zeiss .com


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 5.8 billion euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.

With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

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ZEISS Consumer Products combines the company's business with camera and cine lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics. The unit is represented at sites in Oberkochen and Wetzlar. ZEISS Consumer Products is allocated to the Consumer Markets segment.

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ZEISS Consumer Products
Tel. +49 7364 20-62074
christina .mayer @zeiss .com

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