Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO Handheld Bat Detector

Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO

The most advanced bat detector, regardless of price.
Now available for Android and Apple iOS devices.

Echo Meter Touch

Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO is an innovative combination of hardware and software that lets you listen to, record and identify bats in real-time – on your Android or Apple iOS device.

The Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO is based on years of customer feedback and extensive fieldwork. It offers the most advanced features and highest quality recordings of any handheld bat detector on the market today.

» List of compatible devices

The Ultrasonic Module:
A difference you can see – and hear.

The Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO Ultrasonic Module creates extremely quiet, high-quality recordings which are superior to those created by bat detectors costing much more.

Bat calls enter the Module through an integrated acoustical horn, engineered to reduce unwanted echoes. The horn efficiently directs the sound into the Module’s ultra-quiet microphone element which captures frequencies of up to 192kHz. The Module’s onboard computer converts the sound into digital data and streams it to the Echo Meter Touch app.

Listen to the difference.

Below are three recordings of of Big brown or Silver-haired bat, created simultaneously using all three Echo Meter Touch models: An original Echo Meter Touch, an Echo Meter Touch 2, and an Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO. Recorded by Sherwood Snyder in Ithaca, NY.

Original Echo Meter Touch

Echo Meter Touch (Original)

Download WAV

Echo Meter Touch 2

Echo Meter Touch 2

Download WAV

Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO

Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO

Download WAV

The Echo Meter Touch App: Turning data into knowledge.

Download from the Apple App Store Download from Google Play

The Echo Meter Touch app transforms the Module’s streaming data into audio that you can hear – in real-time. It shows you the bat calls on an interactive spectrogram, and it employs the latest Kaleidoscope Pro classifiers that instantly identify the most likely species of bat being detected. It uses GPS to mark recordings with your location and path, and of course, it saves the recordings as 16-bit WAV files that can be easily shared for collaboration or transferred to a Mac or PC for further study.

Echo Meter Touch

PRO-only settings: A welcome advancement.

Connect the PRO Ultrasonic Module to your device, and the app will activate advanced software features designed for professional biologists. Choose a sample rate of 256kHz or 384kHz. Control recording amplitude by selecting one of three gain settings. Set specific trigger length, trigger window, trigger sensitivity and auto-trigger time. You can also choose audio division ratio for RTE, heterodyne, and time-expansion listening modes. You can even enable/disable Nightly Sessions Mode and Real-Time ID.

Kaleidoscope Pro Auto-ID: Always improving and continually updated.

The Echo Meter Touch App includes the same species classifiers offered in the desktop version of the Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software. We continually improve existing and add new classifiers to the already long list of bats species in North America, the Neotropics, U.K. and Europe, and South Africa.

More features and better performance.
All at a lower price.

We believe the new Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO will be a tour de force for recording quality, utility and ease-of-use. At only $349, there’s no other professional bat research tool that offers this combination of portability, high-quality recording, species identification, and high-detail spectrogram analysis capabilities.

Not a pro?
Echo Meter Touch 2 is for you.

Echo Meter Touch 2

You‘re interested in bats – perhaps they‘re in your neighborhood, and you want to know more. That‘s why we created Echo Meter Touch 2 – the less complex version of the PRO model, for hobbyists like you.

You‘ll get all the best features of PRO including the interactive spectrogram, automatic species identification, real-time listening, GPS and sharing – but you won‘t be confused by PhD-level features like Gain Settings and Audio Division Ratios. (See how the two models compare here.)

But maybe the best feature Echo Meter Touch 2 is the price. For $179, you‘ll own a bat detection system that until now, would have cost nealy $2,000 – and it‘s one that you can use with your iPhone or iPad, in your backyard or on a trek into the wilderness.

Learn more about Echo Meter Touch 2 at

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation Bat Conservation International Bat Conservation Trust Wildlife Habitat Counsil