Very little chatter about TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) from the search, so wanted to start a good discussion. I realize there is the old tried and true method, examine your wheels on your pre-ride inspection and use your air gauge. My goal is to use some technology to try and prevent wheel/tire damage/loss in case of a leak/puncture happening while out riding.
An ideal system for me would be programmable enough to set it up for use on a SlingShot / trike, waterproof monitor and sensors, internal sensor option if you don't want to put the caps on the stems and a good monitor/output to show what we need. Sending alerts to my phone is a plus, but I don't want to have to rely on my phone for the system.
Bellacorp TPMS looks promising, it's mainly geared towards big rigs and rv's, support for 20+ sensors and programmable for however many you need. A bit pricey in my mind for a three wheel setup.
Fobo Trike is an option, geared towards three wheels, but relies on your smartphone for display. Pricey for what you get. While I'm very much a technophile and love my gadgets and smart phone, if it's in my pocket, or connected to a car play unit and it doesn't get the alert or I don't notice the alert on a tire issue, I'd be very angry to have a tire/wheel ruined because I didn't see/get the alert. Others have noted in other threads, Fobo doesn't have good reviews, mainly because of the phone's app.
Tireminder A1A is probably the most well known aftermarket TPMS available and is used by a lot of trucking companies, but it's not clear if it would work with just 3 sensors and it's pricey.
There are a lot of no-name companies selling various setups, most geared towards four wheels, like Deewaz TPMS and I even contacted a couple of these companies, asking for a copy of the manual. Only one responded and it didn't appear you could adapt it for 3 wheels.
I'm contemplating buying the Bellacorp TPMS to review, but would like some other ideas if anyone has them.
A follow up, see post TPMS