Prologic SMX Bite Alarm

Prologic SMX Bite Alarm – In-Depth Review

The Prologic SMX Bite Alarms were the first alarms I ever used. I used them for many years before upgrading. They make the perfect entry-level alarm as they have all the features a carp angler needs plus a few added bonuses, which we will cover further on in this article.

What I like most about the Prologic SMX Bite Alarms are their retractable snag ears. A neat little feature that saves anglers the added cost of purchasing snag ears separately.

Prologic SMX Bite Alarm Main Features

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Prologic SMX Bite Alarms
Tone Settings7 Levels – Hold Tone for Nightlight Mode
Volume Settings5 Levels Plus Silent Mode
Sensitivity Settings4 Levels
LED ColoursRed, Blue and Green
Power ButtonHold Volume for 3 Seconds
Battery Type2 x AA Batteries
Prologic SMX Bite Alarms

The Prologic SMX Bite Alarms Run off a Magnetic Roller Wheel. There are two magnets on the roller wheel, depending on the alarm’s sensitivity settings. Each time the magnet passes the electronic sensor, it notifies the angler via an audible tone and visual LED light.

  • Dropback Indication – White LED on the Left combined with a Lower Audible Tone.
  • Take Indication – Blue, Red or White LED (depending on the alarm) combined with a higher-pitched audible tone.

The Alarms have dedicated drop back and take indicators. The tone of the alarm and the light colour will be different if your line plays out (a take) or moves backwards (a dropback); this is a must-have feature in a carp fishing bite alarm. It will notify you immediately when you have any movement on the end of your line and help you decide what actions you should take.

Prologic SMX Reciever Features

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Prologic SMX Reciever
Volume5 Levels
Tone7 Levels
LightsMultiple Colours Depending on the Set
Silent ModeYes
On / Off SwitchLow Profile on Top
Prologic SMX Bite Alarm Receiver

Prologic SMX Bite Alarm Other Features

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Prologic SMX Alarms
  • Quality – Nice soft rubber weatherproof coating. I’ve used these alarms in all sorts of different weather conditions. Rain, cold, sleet and snow, these alarms have performed flawlessly throughout.
  • Batteries – Easy to access battery compartment, and each alarm takes simple to replace 2 x AAA Batteries. (Tip: Purchase Quality Lithium Batteries, and they will last many years.)
  • They Look Nice – A matte black soft rubber coating with super bright LED lights, these alarms fit the bill for carpy looks. Half the battle is looking good out on the bank, and these do just that.
  • Locking Collars – Two Stainless Locking Collars, this makes setting them up very simple. Just line up the bottom stainless washer to snug up the alarm on banksticks or your rod pod.
  • Low Battery Warning – Once your batteries drop below a certain level, the alarms will give an audible double beep (every 20 seconds) to let you know you need to change them soon.
  • Lightweight and Compact – These alarms fit in carry bags with no problem. Some alarms can be big and bulky and a pain to transport. This entire set with receiver fits nicely within one compartment of my bivvy bag.
  • Night Light Feature – An often overlooked feature of these alarms, simply holding the tone button down for 3 seconds, will activate the night light located under the magnetic roller wheel. This is a great feature for lighting up your alarms, so you know exactly where your setup is at all times during the night.
  • Compatible Port for Illuminated Bobbins – As with many other alarms, the Prologic SMX Alarms come with a small port on the bottom corner. This is for if you have illuminated bobbins or swing arms. A sought after feature that most anglers must-have.

Prologic SMX Bite Alarm Pricing

The pricing is where Prologic really shines. They offer quality products at prices anglers can afford. These are some of the most cost-effective alarms on the market, especially for the quality they provide. Every single feature a carp angler could also need in a very nice looking and compact alarm. As stated previously in this article, the built-in snag ears will save an angler the added cost of having to purchase additional snag ears to prevent their rod from jumping off the alarm in the event of a side take.

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Prologic SMX Alarms

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