Advanced Technology Tackle ATTs IW Alarm

Thu 19 December 13


After nearly four years of productive and totally reliable service from the original ATTs alarms, I personally thought that there was nothing that Tom Wright and Darren Henwood, the two brains behind the company could possibly do to these excellent alarms, that would make me want to upgrade them but I was wrong. The Essex based company have made a couple of cosmetic changes to these already stylish alarms that has caught my eye and as a tackle tart, they have left me with no alternative but to reconsider. So the UKMA team got out our begging mat and made the call to see if we could get our hands on a set, to show you exactly what all the fuss is about.

ATTs IW image

Vital Statistics

The ATTs IW alarms have all the features of the standard ATTs alarms but with one very distinctive indication and cosmetic alteration to the alarms appearance. They have relocated the LED indicator light that was found on the front left hand side of the front face and relocated it directly under the roller wheel. This was a feature that ATT have been doing as a custom option for some time and it has become so popular that they eventually decided to totally redesign the alarms body to make this a commercially available option, which got its trade launch on the Gardner Tackle stand at the Tackle & Gun show in October 2012.

The location of the LED makes all coloured or clear roller wheels glow to help you clearly indicate which alarm is registering a run, so even in the brightest sunshine you can instantly see what’s going on. As with the original ATTs alarms the, audible indication comes from your receiver speaker, so if you want to keep what’s happening in your swim secret you can by switching the receiver to vibrate mode only. The ATTs IW features the standard soft touch non-reflective rubberised finish which offers total rod protection and a non reflective finish which can come in really handy on gin clear venues when fishing down the edge.

Detailed strip

Other Key Features

100% Watertight – The absence of buttons, jack-plug sockets and speakers reduces the risk of water ingress and electronics damage.
High ‘Ears’ – These prevent lateral rod movement and reduce the risk of a rod being pulled off the alarm on vicious takes or when fishing down the edge.
Unique ‘False Beep’ System – The ATTs IW features a bite detection system that will not cause false beeping like other roller wheel alarms do. (Patented)
Digital Circuitry – The ATTs IW alarm comes with a high standard of digital circuitry and FM Radio for total reliability and performance.
Low Battery Warning System – signals the ATTx receiver which will beep to warn the user of a low battery state on any ATTs head.
Full 2-year Gardner/ATT Warranty – as with the V2 ATTx System and other recently-released ATT products

IW illuminated

Final Thoughts

The UKMA team have been great fans of the original ATTs alarms for some time and this modification, although only cosmetic keeps them in our good books. Yes this only makes them glow more and doesn’t realistically or technically change the alarms overall performance, agreed! But this added illumination makes night time bite recognitions much easier as your rods, reels and surrounding vegetation will light up like the Blackpool illuminations. With no buttons or knobs to break or get full of mud or grit, there is pretty much nothing that can go wrong with these totally reliable and durable alarms. The ATTS IW alarms are now available from all leading specialist tackle outlets and expect to pay around £79.99 each.

NOTE – The ATTs IW are supplied as standard with a clear, 2 magnet roller fitted but you can colour co-ordinate by changing to either a white, red, green, blue, orange, purple, yellow or pink 2 magnet roller wheel to match your indicators or change the alarms sensitivity by adding either a 4 or 6 magnet roller wheel and these will cost you around £8.70 for each wheel.


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