The growing demand for conducting passive acoustic monitoring of bats allowed me, a self-employed bat specialist, to purchase five SM4BAT FS recorders. The choice of passive recorders and analysis software today was somewhat overwhelming, but because the SM4BAT recorders are fully weatherproof, have a decent deployment time, an option to be cable lock secured to a tree and of course the three year warranty length, the decision to choose SM4BAT recorders was a swift one.
You may have noticed that we not only have a new Song Meter recorder, the SM4, but we are also continuing to the offer the SM3. That's because while we recommend the SM4 for most cases, the SM3 has some unique features that you may require for your recordings. Answer the questions below to find out if you should be buying an SM3 or an SM4.