The CURT Echo™ (#51180) is a Bluetooth-enabled, mobile brake control that allows you to control and monitor the activity of your trailer brakes using your smartphone and this downloadable app. The device simply plugs in between the vehicle-trailer 7-way wiring connection and uses Bluetooth to sync with your phone.
Download the Smart Control app to set up your smartphone as the trailer brake control interface for the CURT Echo™. With it you can adjust maximum braking power and sensitivity while towing. It also shows diagnostic information like overload conditions and trailer-disconnect errors. For added control and safety while towing, the Smart Control app provides a button to manually override braking and activate the trailer brakes whenever necessary.
With the compact design and plug-and-play installation of the CURT Echo™, it is a highly portable brake control. It is designed to be easily transferred from one vehicle-trailer combination to another. As such, the app allows you to store up to five user profiles, each with its own personalized settings.
The Smart Control app does not need to be open for the CURT Echo™ mobile brake control to function normally. The app can be closed, and the Echo™ will use the previously selected profile settings to determine maximum braking and brake aggressiveness.
Many stability improvements and bug fixes. Integrated new wireless CURT Echo™ Manual Override button. You can now activate your trailer brakes manually with a CURT Echo™® Manual Override button.
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From great to useless
First this was nothing short of amazing but I’m guessing the latest update has completely screwed it up, Brakes are stuck on, had to delete and download app again to even move trailer, but still blue circle fully lit 360 degrees all the time but brakes not on, changing settings made no difference, if something works just leave it alone...why?
Absolute garbage. Would give it negative stars if able. Worked for a couple trips, updated app, now it always keeps the brakes on rendering it completely useless and dangerous. Now I’m stuck with my camper being unable to move because it keeps the brakes locked on for no reason. Worthless product for the money we spent. Do not buy this, get the old school brake controller wired to your truck.
Just got off the phone with their “customer service” rep, who actually informed he works in the garages and isn’t actually customer service. Worst experience I’ve had talking to someone. I explained the situation that the brakes only get stuck on using this garbage controller, it’s getting electricity fine, etc. He said I had to buy a test light to troubleshoot, wouldn’t explain how that would actually help and instead of honoring the warranty, eventually said he’d do a one time warranty to send a new one but then I was on my own even if it didn’t work. Unreal, do yourself a favor and don’t buy this part.
From plugging the device in and connecting to Bluetooth on my phone, it took all of 30 seconds. The device works flawlessly for me without any connectivity issues like others have reported here. While I also think an Apple Car Play App would be awesome, I generally have my navigation on my cars screen and the Echo app on my phone so I’m not knocking a star off for this because it’s my preferred setup. I’m very pleased with how well the device and app work together and am confused by the bad reviews. Perhaps the bad reviews are from defective units? We all know that those that have a gripe are much more likely to write a review than those that are pleased with a product. Consider me an exception, I’m very happy with my purchase.
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- CURT Manufacturing, LLC
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.