How Much To Spend On Bite Alarms ?
Buying more upmarket bite alarms can be a great investment and make angling trips easier and more relaxing, leaving you safe in the knowledge you will always be alerted if you get a bite whilst asleep or when not paying attention on longer days. However, the amount of money you should be looking to invest in bite alarms inevitably varies from person to person.
Cheapest Bite Alarms
If you only venture out once in a while for briefer trips and aren’t planning any overnight stays then a cheaper alarm may be a wiser choice. Starting at around £10 these bite alarms still come with a small range of features, usually including volume and tone control. They will do the job of alerting you to a bite, and therefore fulfill the primary purpose of a bite alarm. However, the quality of such cheap bite alarms is questionable and with the use of the cheapest components they are increasingly likely to break down and often will not stand up in adverse weather conditions, being susceptible to rain, clearly not a good feature in a bite alarm.
Mid Range Bite Alarms
Slightly further upmarket bite alarms are available from the £25 – £35 mark. These still only tend to offer basic features but will be more reliable, using higher quality components and circuitry and will be sealed and protected to a higher standard to allow use through harsher weather conditions. Generally they come with latching LED’s and sensitivity control making for a flexible bite alarm that can be adjusted to a variety of conditions.
In short even one of the cheapest bite alarms will do the job of alerting you to a bite, however, the questionable quality and lack of durability suggests that a wiser investment would be in a slightly more upmarket alarm. This may cost more initially but will potentially work out considerably cheaper than having to repeatedly buy new alarms. For those looking for a more diverse range of highly adaptable features and added extras then anything over £40 will tend to provide excellent quality, many of these bite alarms are featured on our pages and as ever we provide totally honest reviews of each and every alarm.