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Smart innovations –

apps unlock the dG’s full potential

Smart innovations – apps unlock the dG’s full potential, birding with the SWAROVSKI OPTIK dG, document on phone

The dG is the first optical device with digital animal identification. A true milestone for all nature enthusiasts. Finally, you are able to learn more about the wildlife and the birds surrounding you in a fun and simple way. But there’s more: with the dG, you may also document your sightings for later reference or share your discoveries with your companions.

In order to provide you with these ground-breaking features, the dG is supported and complemented by several apps. Get to know the powerful apps that unleash the dG’s true potential of identifying, documenting, and sharing your observations.

Smart innovations – apps unlock the dG’s full potential - SWAROVSKI OPTIK dG App

1. First things first

the dG app

The free SWAROVSKI OPTIK dG app creates a Wi-Fi hotspot and connects your mobile devices to the dG. Seamlessly observe, photograph and track your wildlife encounters. Store your images and videos in the SWAROVSKI OPTIK dG app or share your discoveries with others.

How does it work?

  • Download the app

  • Connect the dG with the app

  • Take pictures with the dG – they are automatically sent to your smart device

  • Manage and share your observations (images, videos, snapshots)

  • Share a livestream with up to four additional smartphones (observers)


Cool, right? But wait – there’s more…

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2. Wildlife identification simplified

the Wildlife ID app

With the free Wildlife ID app, you can now easily identify the most common mammals, butterflies and dragonflies in Europe.

What does the app do for you?

  • Identify the European mammals you encounter through image recognition

  • Watch a livestream of your sightings

  • Learn more about the animals of Europe in the Mammal Guide

  • Save your observations and browse through your previous ones


Pretty revolutionary, wouldn’t you agree? However, there’s one more awesome app that complements the dG:

Making the most of your SWAROVSKI OPTIK dG and Merlin Bird App

3. What is that bird?

Find out with the Merlin Bird ID app

Thanks to a close cooperation between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and SWAROVSKI OPTIK, the dG can be seamlessly connected with the Merlin Bird ID app. Merlin helps you to identify more than 4,500 birds in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

What is the benefit of using Merlin?

  • Identify the birds you see via picture recognition

  • Dive into the fascinating world of birds

  • Listen to birdsong recordings

  • Explore birds by location and date with a list of species seen in the area

  • Take a look at distribution maps of the bird you just watched


How great is that?

A smart combination

Together with these amazing apps, the dG unlocks the secrets of the wildlife around you. So what are you waiting for? Get your dG today, download the free apps, and discover nature like never before. 


And remember:

Stay curious.

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Merlin Bird ID App
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Wildlife ID App