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Swarovski tM 35 – Real Start Up Time

You can watch how this device performed below

Start Up Time: 2.446 seconds

Ready to Use Time: 2.446seconds

Swarovski tM 35


Time #1 Time #2 Time #3 Time #4 Time #5 Average Time Standard Deviation
Start up Time 2.40 2.43 2.45 2.45 2.50
Ready To Use Time 2.40 2.43 2.45 2.45 2.50

Swarovski tM 35
Swarovski tM 35

Our Observations

With Swarovski tM 35, the user must short press the on/off button to turn the device on. The manufacturer’s logo appears almost instantly and soon after, the image appears. We discovered that the “start-up” time and “ready to use” time are the same – approximately 2.45 seconds, which is extremely fast.

As you can see in the video, when you turn on the device and the manufacturer’s logo disappears, there’s a little flash, as the screen turns white. Soon after the image starts to appear slowly, and that’s when we stopped the start-up timer. We were pressing the color mode button as soon as we saw the manufacturer’s logo to accurately portray the “ready to use time”.

The Swarovski tM 35 doesn’t have many features, such as taking a photo or a video, or Wi-Fi, it also only has 2 color modes – white hot and black hot, which might be part of the reason for the fast “start-up” time and “ready to use” time. It has a fixed focus, but as you can see in the video, this isn’t the best option – at short distances at least.

It features the traditional Swarovski design, with its signature green color and silver logo. The build quality is great, and the materials seem to be of good quality, which is expected from such a premium brand. Another great feature of this device is that you can use it as a handheld monocular, or you can use it as a clip-on device.

This device has a removable battery, which comes in handy when you’re out in the field for longer periods of time. In case your battery runs out while in the field, you can easily change it right there and then, and you don’t have to cut the trip short.

When purchasing the device, you get a special Swarovski rechargeable battery which is included in the package, as well as the charger. The charger itself is also designed quite well as it roughly tells the battery charge level.

Swarovski tM 35 also has another interesting feature called Swarolight. They designed the thermal device in the way that when you tilt it at certain degrees (which are typically the positions where you don’t use the device), it automatically goes into the Standby mode. And when you tilt it again to a certain degree, it automatically turns on again. With such a short “start-up” time, this feature has potential, but when we tried it, the “start-up” time still seemed too long, and it was somewhat distracting. It might perform better if you use it as a clip-on, but in the monocular version, it’s not quite there yet. But you can also turn the Swarolight off if you don’t like it, which is a good thing.

Swarolight (Source: Swarovski)
Swarolight (Source: Swarovski)

To turn off the device, you simply hold the on/off button (for approximately 2 seconds), until the screen turns off.

Specifications provided by the Manufacturer

Name Swarovski tM 35
SKU NS-6F8AH000-0
Made in Austria
In production since 2022
Start-up time 2s
Battery life 7 hours
Battery Type Li-lon 3000 mAh
Removable battery Yes

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