The Blueye Underwater Drones

Blueye X3 | Underwater ROV with equipment

The ROV providing you with endless possibilities. 3 Guest Ports enabling integration of different external equipment.

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Three Guest Ports
3x Guest Ports
Tilt: -30° to +30° mechanical tilt
Camera Tilt
Multiple spectators
Multiple spectators Observer App
Replaceable battery: up to 4 hours
Battery 4 hrs*
Depth: 305 m / 1000 feet
Depth 1000 ft
Live Streaming to Microsoft Teams
Live Streaming to MS Teams
A safe and fully CE and FCC certified product
Fully certified
Excellent customer support
Excellent support
Self- serviceable
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Key Features

HD Tilt Camera
HD Tilt Camera
Tilt the camera up or down for more effective and high-quality inspections.
Automatic heading and depth
Automatic heading and depth
Ensures a great underwater experience in rough conditions.
3 knots forward speed
3 knots forward speed
Dive in difficult conditions. Operational in up to 2 knots current.
1000 ft depth rating
1000 ft depth rating
Robust vehicle pressure tested to handle frequent deep dives.
Below 9 kg
Below 9 kg
Suitable for transportation and operatable by one person.
256 GB storage
256 GB storage
4x more storage for footage and dive data.


From inspection to action. Retrieve lost objects, collect samples or deploy equipment with different manipulators.


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Increase your spatial awareness or inspect more angles with the Blueye External Camera. Add a pair of Blueye External Lights and you'll get 10.000 lumens on your X3. Both camera and lights are software integrated within the Blueye App.

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See beyond what the camera can capture on its own. A sonar will allow you to see much further, greatly helping you navigate and find your way underwater.


Positioning systems

A second tool to help you with underwater navigation and tracking is positioning systems. Traditional GPS does not work underwater, as the signals cannot penetrate the surface. To get the position of the drone underwater, you need to add an acoustic positioning system.

Positioning systems
The Blueye X3 ROV package

Custom Package

The Blueye X3 ROV package

The Blueye X3 ROV can be equipped with a variety of sensors, manipulators, sonars, and positioning systems. We offer equipment from a wide range of suppliers, and other necessary ROV parts such as tethers come in different lengths. As inspections or underwater operations demand different setups, we encourage you to get in touch with us to help you with a customized package that suits your needs.

A basic package includes the ROV, reel with 150 meter tether, extra Blueye Smart Battery, aluminum transportation case and a controller.

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Additional items for X3

Tech specs

These are the technical specifications for the Blueye X3 underwater drone.


Hull design

Hydrodynamic and hydrobalanced hull for stability and performance in ocean conditions. Ruggedized exterior for impact resistance.


485 x 257 x 354 mm (LxWxH)

Depth rating

1000 ft / 305 m.


9 kg.


1.5 m/s (3 knots).


2 hrs normal operation with Standard Battery / 5 hrs normal operation with High Capacity Battery.


4 powerful thrusters, 4 x 350 W.

2 rear, 1 vertical center, 1 lateral.

User replaceable.


Auto heading.

Auto depth.


Light sensitive full HD 1080p/30fps, wide angle lens.

-30° to +30° mechanical tilt.

115° vertical field of view (FOV).

Search Light

Powerful 3300 lumen LED lights below camera.

90 Colour rendering index (CRI) for precise colors.

Fittings for extra lights as payload.


Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with 3-axis gyro and 3-axis accelerometer.

Depth sensor.

Magnetometer (compass).

Temperature (inside and outside).

Internal pressure sensor.


Standard fittings for payload on both top and bottom of the drone.

3 guest ports for connection of peripherals.


Remote update of firmware on both drone and Surface Unit.

Storage capacity

256 GB.


96 Wh lithium ion smart battery.




5V (2.1A shared), BAT (7A), 20V (2A shared)

Port 1 protocols

ETHERNET 10/100Base-T/TX, RS232 (or RS485/RS422), I2C, PWM, UART

Port 2 protocols

ETHERNET 10/100Base-T/TX, RS232, I2C, PWM, UART

Port 3 protocols

ETHERNET 10/100Base-T/TX, RS232, USB, I2C, PWM, UART


Wireless transmitter

Wifi router for wireless connection to smartphones or tablets.

USB C port for attachment of ethernet adapter for wired connection in difficult wireless environment.

Wireless range

Range depending on environment. Max 30 m in open area.


Thin and strong cable optimized for use with ocean drones.

Cable is replaceable for easy handling and upgradeable for other lenghts.



Wireless drone controller for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.


Blueye App

Free app for Android and iOS smartphone/tablet.

Setup & control drone; manage and download dive data and video recordings.

Blueye Observer

Free app for Android and iOS smartphone/tablet.

Connect additional devices and share the live video stream with multiple people.

Blueye File Transfer App

Free app for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Download files to your computer.



Charger for charging the underwater drone. Extra charger with USB ports for charging SU and drone controller.

Download tech specs

Blueye X3 Technical Specifications Sheet - Two pages

Blueye X3 Technical Specifications Sheet - Two pages

File size
2.52 MB
Blueye Robotics AS
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