The range of these things in a suburban environment is about half a block; if you're close enough to yell then you're close enough to text using the device and app.
The range is pathetic. App can't seem to connect to a gonna that is next to a phone. Keeps disconnecting. Can't ever be trusted for emergency use or even casual walks.
Maps on SD card Hey guys, love the app, thanks for bringing such a cool gadget to the market. The main improvement I'd like to see are maps on SD.
Forced firmware update upon initializing and auto device screen sleep caused prompt failure which caused 4 attempts at updating firmware. Device is now basically a brick and can only send chats but only recieve by network relay. Not pingable. Has not recieved a single inbound message. Confirmed device communication hundreds of times. Cannot reapply firmware and support does not have resources to do any app or device diagnostics....basically they just ask you to use the app and hope it works.
Pleasantly Surprised After researching these for a while and reading reviews decided to give them a try. Primary use was for hikeing in Wasatch Mountain range and having communication off grid. These little antennas didn't disappoint, as long as you actually read and follow the instructions ( keep antenna high on loadout and not touching body) then have a good 3-4 mile reach ( longer around bodies of water) that with the ability to ping someone's location makes them perfect to attach to children @ events to keep an eye on them.
So far so good Running on a mix of Samsun and Nexus devices. I have 4. Great for hiking with friends who like to wander off for a little private time. We all download the map or maps of the area before heading out. That way, even without cell coverage we can still pinpoint locations and have a map to help get us back together.
Fixed a couple of annoying bugs.
The goTenna Plus end-of-trial pop-up shows up during every app session. We only intended for it to appear once. This is now fixed.
The compass icon within maps used to occasionally get shy and go into hiding. We have injected some confidence into this icon! It’s brave and outgoing now. The icon is always available on the maps screen.