AGM Asp-Micro 384×288 Short Range Thermal Imaging Monocular Review


If you’re the person looking for the short-range micro thermal monocular to enhance your tactical experience, then you’re in the right place.

Especially thermal monoculars have the ability to sense the heat signature of the target at the range from -50° C to 2000° C.

Thermal monoculars are used by firefighters to quickly recover the injured persons by looking under the debris, damaged walls, doors, etc.

In this post, thermogears.com have reviewed the Asp-Micro 384×288 Short Range Thermal Imaging Monocular manufactured by AGM which is in the line of ASP Micro series.

This short-range thermal monocular from the popular brand AGM detects the heat signature of the object then convert into image source.

These are widely utilized in the field of law enforcement, military, police training, rescue mission, hunting purpose, tactical usage, and multiple recreational setting.

It’s time to dive into the review.

AGM Asp-Micro 384×288 Thermal Imaging Monocular

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  • Dimensions: 7.9″ × 2.91″ × 2.60″
  • Sensor Resolution: 384 X 288 pixel
  • Detector Pitch: 17um
  • Monitor: 1024 × 768 OLED
  • Sensor: Vanadium Oxide Focal Plane
  • Response Wavebond: 8um to 14um
  • Lens Focal Length: 25mm
  • Field of View: 14.88° x 11.19°
  • Optical Magnification: 1.7x
  • Digital Zoom: 2X
  • Palette: Black hot, White Hot, Red Hot
  • Protection Level: IP67
  • Video / Image: Onboard
  • Storage: Built-in memory module
  • Battery Type: Lithium Battery
  • Operating Time: Up to 7 hours


The Asp-Micro short-range thermal monocular has is equipped with rugged materials to ensure the safety of the device.

And it comes with the dimension of 7.4 x 2.9 x 2.6″ which is quite compact and handheld thus the device act as an ultra-lightweight model.

The exterior body of the monocular is outfitted with IP67 rated waterproof feature to protect the device from corrosion.

With this water-resistant feature, it can act as a submersible monocular up to 3.3′ also it comes with a dust-tight aspect.

This thermal monocular is widely used to recover lost people during bad weather, unforeseen accidents, and natural disasters.

Thermal Imaging

A standard and excellent germanium lens fitted with this monocular creates thermal images by collecting temperature points from various thermal signatures and presenting them in one round.

It turns the thermal optical signal into an electrical signal and then displays it on the screen.

Thermal Sensor

To deliver the stunning output and flawless performance, this thermal monocular utilizes a premium-grade thermal core with a resolution of 384×288 pixels.

In the day time, sunlight can damage the quality of the images of the object due to the refraction.

To avoid this kind of issue, it comes with a spectral response characteristic with a range from 8µm to 14µm.

Highlights of AGM Asp-Micro

  • High resolutions and high sensitivity detector
  • Adaptive AGC, DDE, 3D DNR
  • 720×540 pixels of high-resolution OLED display
  • Integrated rechargeable Lithium battery
  • More than 5 hours of continuous operation
  • Wi-Fi hotspot function and Type-C interface

Infrared Detector

It’s integrated with a highly sensitive infrared detector with the resolution of 160X120 to provide crystal clear view even in the pitch darkness.

It has a VOx microbolometer type detector to target the object even in the most struggling peripheral conditions.

Though this monocular has a short-range, it is extremely useful in the applications of surveillance, patrolling, drug enforcement, rescuing, law enforcement, and anti-smuggling.

AGM Asp-Micro Thermal Imaging Monocular

Optical System

With the 25mm f/1.0 objective lens system, you can view the target wider at both day and night.

Due to its 25mm lens diameter, it offers blur-free focused images in any weather conditions.

To get a close view of the object you can utilize its optical magnification with the range of 1.7X.

If it’s not satisfied for you then gradually increase the digital zoom to 2X. Surely it must be perfect for your target which is in your close circle.

Moreover, AGM Asp-Micro 384×288 Short Range Thermal Imaging Monocular configured with the FOV of 14.9 x 11.2°.

Display & Performance

To deliver you the full session with each and every detail, it’s fitted with an OLED type display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Thus you can notice where you missed and where you hit.

Normally, short-range thermal monoculars are equipped with fusion type thermal imaging palettes.

That means AGM Asp-Micro Monocular has three color palettes as White Hot, Black Hot, and Red Hot to highlight the hottest/coldest place in the image.

It provides the target point of the object with the measurement of height, these are done by the in-built distance measurement function of the device.

User Interface & Power

For providing 7 hours of continuous operation a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery is included with this thermal imaging monocular.

You can charge the device from various other sources as 5 VDC/2 A, 1.5 W via the USB cable which is a Type-C interface that comes with this unit.

And it offers Adaptive AGC, DDE, 3D DNR. The operating temperature range of the monocular is measured as -20C to 55C (-4F to 131F).

This tiny thermal device blended with some more innovative features such as 3D digital noise reduction, built-in flashlight, hot spot marking, distance measurement, digital detail enhancement, and automatic gain control.

The monocular is compatible with the smartphone via an appropriate app thus you can capture snapshots from recorded videos and it allows the user to modify the device parameters.

Final Words

These thermal imaging monoculars rapidly detect water leaks, electrical leaks caused by human negligence in residential areas around us, as well as unexpected natural fires and floods in the forest.

With a well-developed technology and a variety of noteworthy features, this AGM Asp-Micro 384×288 Short Range Thermal Imaging Monocular is a great gear for your own use, not just for industry-specific applications.

It has also been used successfully in a variety of professional and semi-professional functions.

Kim Goodwin
About Kim Goodwin

Kim Goodwin holds a Master's in thermal engineering from the University of Rhode Island. At Thermo Gears, she reviews most equipment that uses thermal imaging technologies.