SILCA Introduces the TATTICO Bluetooth Pump

by Brian Mullin on August 22, 2017

SILCA has released the TATTICO Bluetooth Pump which provides air pressure gauge information on your smartphone wirelessly via the Bluetooth protocol. The TATTICO is a compact frame pump for roadside and trail repairs, and its reliable and efficient performance is now joined by an accurate method to verify the air pressure without the need for an additional pressure gauge. I always carry my iPhone with me and usually bring an air pressure gauge, and this innovative system means one less item to carry around. It’s simple to use, just install their iGauge app on your iOS or Android smartphone, and the wireless TATTICO pressure gauge functionality is good to go. I’ll be interested to see how it works at low pressures, for instance on my Plus tires, where getting it right at 15 psi works the best for me, but a finger squeeze is tough to verify if it’s at 14 psi or 17 psi? Perhaps this pump is silly, unnecessary and extravagant but the geek toy and gadget junkie side of me is completely intrigued.

Press Release

Monday, August 21, 2017 — INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – SILCA – – The Tattico, SILCA’S best mini-pump for Every-Ride-Carry just got even better with the addition of Bluetooth® technology.  TATTICO Bluetooth® solves the problem of getting a reliable pressure reading out of a mini pump on the road by using a Bluetooth pressure sensor that relays accurate tire pressure through an app on your phone. Now you can finish your ride without second-guessing how much pressure your tire has. This mini-pump is a game-changer for endurance, gravel, and riding that often takes place far from support. Rated to 120psi, TATTICO Bluetooth can even take the place of a floor pump while bike-packing, traveling, and other remote rides.

Accuracy and durability are two pillars of the SILCA brand, and after recognizing the limitations of current mini pumps, SILCA decided it was time to innovate. The TATTICO Bluetooth® mini-pump solves the accuracy and durability issues of other mini-pumps by taking the physical gauge out of the equation all-together and transmitting it through an app called iGauge directly to your phone. The TATTICO’s original inverted design allows enough room to place a Bluetooth pressure sensor at the end of the barrel which transmits the data as pressure fills the chamber of the barrel.  This simple integration allows the TATTICO to keep the same size, profile, and capability of the original pump while providing an accurate reading within +/- 2%.

Ever since their inception, mini-pumps have been a blessing and a curse for fixing flats on the side of the road.  The new Bluetooth enabled TATTICO by Silca addresses all the shortcomings of the mini-pump and turns it into the ultimate roadside savior.

TATTICO Bluetooth Features:

  • Inverted Design: Hidden hose and valving results in 10% more air per stroke
  • Powerful: Rated to 120psi
  • Efficient: SILCA Adaptable Cup Seal Expands with Heat
  • CoolerHidden Heat Sink Controls Temperature while pumping
  • Accurate: Pump Accuracy is +/- 2%

TATTICO Bluetooth  Specs:

  • Seamless connection to iGauge mobile app for clear, accurate pressure reading
  • 6061 Alloy barrel and gripping surfaces
  • High-efficiency piston design
  • Long extractable filler hose with locking Presta/Schrader chuck
  • Maximum pressure 120psi
  • 9-1/2″ length
  • Includes direct-mount backed with retaining strap
  • Easily replaceable CR2030 battery
  • MSRP: $120


Using iGauge

  1. Download iGauge app from Apple iTunes or Google Android apps
  2. Engage TATTICO pump head on the valve stem and move the valve lever to the lock position
  3. Start the iGauge app on your mobile device
  4. The app will indicate “SEARCHING”
  5. Begin adding air to the tire. This will wake the Bluetooth transmitter and sync with the mobile device
  6. Continue pumping until you reach the desired tire pressure
  7. Closing the app and storing the pump will put the Bluetooth transmitter in hibernation

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