ZEISS Hunting App

ZEISS Hunting: the New App for the Modern Hunter

Practical features for hunting and hunting territory always ready at hand

WETZLAR/Germany, 2016-11-17.

Hunters can now download the new ZEISS Hunting App for Apple and Android devices. The app, which was primarily developed for ZEISS products, offers many impressive practical functions for hunting: ballistic calculator for precise long-distance shots, diary with photo function, GPS tagging for the documentation of hunting experiences and a detailed, global weather forecast. The app available in German and English is offered as a free download.

"With the ZEISS Hunting App we would like to address the open-minded and passionate hunter of today," explains Matthias Raff, Product Manager at Sports Optics. "The large number of features optimally support planning, the success of the hunt and documentation." Registered users benefit from data backup and can access their account using several end devices.

Customizable dashboard

Once the app has been opened, the dashboard – the app’s customizable homepage with a quick overview of the main features – appears. "This means you always have the most important functions at hand: the ballistic calculator, the diary function with photos and GPS tagging, and the detailed weather forecast," Raff continues.

Feature overview

The integrated ballistic calculator allows hunters to easily customize the settings to suit their ZEISS long-distance hunting products – be it ZEISS Rapid-Z®, BCD+, BCD LongRange, or BCD Competition. Characteristics of different calibers and loads, as well as the impact of current weather conditions and the inclination angle at the point of impact, can be precisely determined. You can select from a database containing over 5,000 manufacturers, calibers and projectiles.

The field notes also contains many practical functions: every shot and hit, every sighting and others events during the hunt can be saved with photos and GPS data in a separate entry. "This allows app users to optimally record events, the game population in the hunting territory and their own hunting experiences," Raff explains. The shot can be can be tagged via GPS through the shooter’s and the target’s position, and then displayed on a map. The diary shows all entries in chronological order and can be appropriately filtered.

"The weather tool additionally permits the optimum matching of hunt planning and inspections of the hunting territory to the weather and light conditions," Raff adds. In addition to the current location, users can also display the weather for their hunting areas of choice. The weather forecast covers five days – temperature and precipitation, wind direction and speed, humidity and air pressure are displayed hour by hour. A compass function and the glare-free, automatic night mode round off the list of features available.

Download app at iTunes: http://apple.co/2gbpuMl
Download app at Google Play: http://bit.ly/2f08Qg1

Dashboard and ballistic calculator, English version (not USA)
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Dashboard and ballistic calculator, English version (USA)
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Press Contacts:

Joel Harris
Head of Global Public Relations, Sports Optics
Phone: +1 (0)804 425 8466
joel .harris @zeiss .com

Johannes Fürst
Marketing Management, Public Relations D-A-CH
Phone +49 6441 404-229
johannes .fuerst @zeiss .com


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group develops and distributes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, and Vision Care/ Consumer Optics. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries and operates more than 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities.

In fiscal year 2014/15 the company generated revenue approximating €4.5 billion with around 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Further information at www.zeiss.de

Consumer Optics

The Consumer Optics business group combines the company's business with camera and movie lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes, hunting optics and planetarium technology. It is represented at the Oberkochen, Wetzlar and Jena sites. The business group is allocated to the Vision Care/Consumer Optics segment. In fiscal year 2014/15 the segment generated revenue of €1.007 billion with around 9,100 employees.

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