This might work okay at first glance, or for trial runs in your backyard, but can absolutely not be relied on for avalanche safety! Avalanche beacons use a moderately long radio wavelength, about 650 meters, which penetrates dense material like snow very well. This app uses WiFi, a very short wavelength, about 12.5cm, which carries well through the air but can't penetrate snow. The laws of physics aren't on your side. If you're buried in snow there's no way this app is getting a signal out. Do not trust this app to help you in the backcountry!
Great app This app is not a replacement to a beacon costing $200, but many people simply dont buy beacons because they cant afford it. This a great alternative. All negative comes here must be coming from idiots who can't understand that its better to have this app and have a chance to be found than dont have any device that may save your life because you can't afford it and you dead. Big respect to everybody who started this app.
Good idea, need improvements Good idea but average user interface and the hotspot is forcing the general wifi to be off so I had to remove the app to come back to a normal wifi quickly. Keep going, it is because people try that they find new way of doing things. Compare to the ones who criticize the concept, not everyone can afford a special jacket or rent stuff. If it increase your chance to be founded by 1% it is already very good.
Great app! I've tried it several times now and it works remarkably well! Keep on developing this stuff!
Why If I could give negative stars for something as asinine as this I would. You guys want to delude someone new to backcountry travel into thinking this is a viable tool? The Canadian Avalanche Center has already issued a warning... Come on people. Don't mess with people's lives. This is a joke.
THIS APP PUTS LIVES AT RISK This app is going to put lives at risk not save them. If you had any sense or decency you'd take this app down right now and advise people to take a proper avalanche safety course and always carry a certified avalanche beacon when entering the back country
- Removed the Airplane Mode demand.
- Better signal processing.
Consider upgrading to Snøg Pro, which now uses a heat map to make the searching in even easier!
Official app of the avalanche warning services Austria, South Tyrol and Germany.
Get your current full address & location on map Satellite as well as Normal Map.