The next big thing in color measurement is actually very small!


A true spectrophotometer in the palm of your hand

Spectro 1 by Variable Inc. is a compact, affordable tool for accurately measuring and communicating color at the professional and industrial level. The instrument is app compatible, Bluetooth enabled, and backed by one of the most powerful cloud management systems in the industry.

Spectro 1’s compact, portable design with patent pending technology provides a convenient, efficient, and highly accurate color matching system that works with your smartphone. Spectro by Variable App lets you easily measure, save, and share powerful color data.

Unlike colorimeters, Spectro 1 uses multiple light sources and sophisticated matching algorithms to produce exact color matches, formulations, reflectance curve data, and detailed color data for every scan.


  • Connect to Spectro App and wirelessly scan colors via Bluetooth

  • Save and export spectral curve data in 10 nm increments between 400 - 700 nm

  • Create and store standards through Saved Colors feature in the Spectro App

  • Compare samples against your standards with intuitive user interface

  • View spectral curves and Lab values for scanned colors

  • View matches under 4 different light sources including: A, F2, D50, and D65

  • Backup data to the Variable Cloud color management system

  • Share or export scans, matches, and folders