Features of ATN BinoX 4K 4-16×65 Smart Day/Night Binocular w/Laser Rangefinder:
- Ultra HD sensor with Ultra HD optics
- Night vision mode
- Laser rangefinder 1000 Y/M
- Ballistic Information Exchange (BIX) technology – communicate with other smart devices
- 1080p video recording
- Dual Wi-Fi streaming
- Built-in IR illuminator
- Weather resistant
- Interpupillary adjustment
Setup and Binox 4K User Interface
When you take the Binox 4K out of the box, you’ll do the following to setup the device:
- Charge the Binox 4K via included USB-C cable (wall/car adapter not included)
- Download latest firmware, and update (see instructions HERE, you put a single file on the Micro SD card, turn on the device, and follow instructions)
- Adjust eyepiece width (each is independently movable side to side) to match your eye spacing
- Focus eye pieces so that screen elements are sharp
- Look through the Binox 4K at something distant, adjust main focus until image is sharp
That’s about it!
Here’s what you’ll see on the screen
From top-left clockwise:
- Video recording indicator (dot flashes while recording, time recorded displays)
- Compass heading (very nice feature)
- Device status (battery, micro SD card, Bluetooth, WiFi
- Zoom level (controlled via up/down buttons on main hardware D-pad)
- Pitch scale (inclination)
- Pitch degrees
- Roll degrees
- Roll scale
- Distance to object in center view
Compared to the X-Sight 4K Pro, I’d say the Binox 4K takes things to the “next level”.
The exterior surfaces for the ATN Binox 4K are made of a rubberized anti-slip material that feels good in the hands. Here’s the top view of the Binox 4K:
Above we have:
- Individual movable eyepieces (top)
- D-pad (center)
- Power button (low center, right)
- Objectives: focus barrel (left), fixed barrel (right)
And here’s the back and right-hand side of the Binox 4K:
On the underside of the Binox 4K you can see the tripod socket (left). On the right-hand side of the Binox 4K, you can see one of the strap slots (top, same on other side), and the rubber cover for the USB-C charging port, and the Micro SD slot.
Full-HD Video Recording, Night Mode
One of the big advantages of a system like ATN Binox 4K is the ability to record full-HD video (1920×1080) with sound. This means that when you’re scouting and hunting, all of the “action” you see can be recorded, shared, and even published later. That’s a big deal to me- because I’m publishing stories on this blog and on my YouTube channel with tools like this, and this particular tool gives me some great new capabilities!
Here’s a frame from a video clip showing a Quail- and you can really see quite a bit of detail on this little guy (gal actually):
Unlike “Recoil Activated Video” which is captured automatically when your gun fires, video recording is toggled manually with the Binox 4K via the “right” button on the D-pad. When you enter night mode, the integrated IR illuminator kicks in, and a whole new world is seen. Here’s a frame from a night video I captured looking at my travel trailer (in pitch darkness):
This shows how much detail can be observed at night. It’s pretty amazing. I can’t wait to start using this on night hunts!
Laser Rangefinder and BIX: Using Binox 4K with a Scope
When looking through the Binox 4X, if you tap the power button you’ll range whatever you’re looking at. You just need to hold the Binox 4K steady for a second or so, and the range will be displayed in the upper left corner. When video is recorded, it’s displayed in the bottom right corner (when you view the footage later).
BIX (Ballistics Information Exchange) tech allows ATNs SMART HD devices to communicate and exchange information. BIX is a culmination of years of research and development. This technology lets our systems talk to each other, exchanging valuable information; in order to facilitate a shooting solution eliminating hold over. Simple to pair, our BIX Tech is independent of any app so you don’t need to rely on extra equipment. Or if you don’t have an ATN SMART HD scope BIX provides the same capabilities with traditional glass scopes with the aid of our Laser Ballistics app.
I was wondering how hard BIX would be to setup and get running. It turned out to be VERY easy:
- Enable Bluetooth/BIX in X-Sight 4K Pro settings
- Enable Bluetooth/BIX in Binox 4K settings
…and then things “just worked”. I love it when that happens! As you saw in the video, this takes a lot of the guesswork and hassle out of ranging targets and setting the dope in your scope. These are very important details when you’re in the field hunting and “seconds count”. I absolutely can’t wait to do some big game hunting with the Binox 4K and my X-Sight 4K PRO! Stay tuned!
So far the Binox 4K have been 100% reliable. I haven’t had a single issue with these binoculars, and the software “just works”.
If you’re interested in getting your own Binox 4K binoculars, you can get them here:
One thought on “ATN BINOX 4K Binoculars: Overview and Field Test”
Looks really nice. What’s the warranty and the country of origin? Is the 4-16x range all digital magnification where image quality degrades as you zoom, or does it also have optical magnification?
Not integrating a ballistics app into the binos or elevation / temperature sensor appears to be a missed opportunity.