Fail Doesn't confirm sending or record that it did it (pretends it will but bugs out) so unless you watch the whole time you won't know if your message sent.
Buggy and only works some of the time There was a time when my GS4 paired to the device but that is no longer the case. Maybe some android update somewhere along the line changed something but frankly, that shouldn't be my problem. The result is that I have not been able to pair with the spot connect for a long time. I certainly would not recommend purchasing the device unless you are guaranteed it's going to work. That said, even when it did work, this is a terrible piece of software that requires you to log into the find me spot page to be able to do anything. And the map function is useless without an active internet connection, so what is the point since I would expect to be using this software while I have no internet connection?
Still needs some bug fixes The latest fix I thought may have fixed my phone numbers but +61 numbers are still only +1 so still have to use my pc to program in numbers for spot connect to my profile. Will update to five stars when all bugs worked out.
Poor .Bluetooth connection (Updtaed review) Now the app just keeps crashing constantly. I have even went to the extent of factory reset on my phone G S4 and ever since the last app update it will not work at all. Figure this out already what a joke!!!!! (old) This has the potential to be such a great app, however the Bluetooth connection issues are horrible I'm on my 3rd unit and am using a different phone also in over a year with the same issues in both phones and devices, rebooting phone and device works most of the time but that is not acceptable in my world. It sounds like they have fixed this issue with the iPhone app. Ok so since updated app the functionality of this app and Bluetooth connection have improved.
Unreliable and poorly programmed. Been looking into spots competitors because this app is a huge let down. The people coding this app need to invest some time into the android sdk and android design guidelines. Feels like a farmed out app or a group of programmers/company that just don't care.
Defeats its own purpose. This works pretty well when it works. My problem is when it updates then it requires a re-sync with spots cloud. So if it auto updates and you don't realize it before going out in the desert and then you need it, now it won't work except SOS. It is a catch 22. Must have cell signal now to send a message. Wouldn't need device if I had a signal cuz this won't work w/o a cell phone. This happened to me with a breakdown of my truck. Didn't think life flight was appropriate. So then the device becomes useless.
Bug fixes for Lollipop users
Automatic device configuration to connect to secure wireless and wired networks