Eats mobile data Before the updates, this was great but now I have to use my mobile data or WiFi to use it. This severely limits how I use my sphero as I either have to be in my house or throw away all my money to use on the go. Even if you use just Bluetooth and location the connection seems a lot more unreliable.
Absolute waste It says in the booklet 'double tap to wake sphero. So i double tap it. It blinks red twice then does nothing. The next instruction said it would blink 3 unique colours . it didnt do anything. I had bluetooth and location on. It wont connect.
It works, but it's too gimmicky for me. I'll make it clear that this is all based on personal preference. All I need is to control my Sphero. I think there's too much going on in this app, from the appearance and layout of the controller to other unnecessary effects. The games are unnecessary. The color panel is on its own screen. And worst, in my opinion, the layout is horizontal. If you're like me, you'll likely prefer to use Sphero Edu (formerly Lightning Lab) to control the Sphero. It's simpler, more convenient, and compatible with all Spheros in one app.
Sphero uses to work. Now I connect it, play for 30 seconds, and it disconnects. Very frusterating. Sphero had been fully charged, location is on phone. Mobile data is on and at full bars of 4g. Might have to toss this toy and never replace
Somewhat buggy on Android The app often resets my spheros name and level progression. The stats screen is completely broken, doesn't record distance and all the levels stuck on 0. The last few tricks say they are earned in supply drops but I only find cores and I don't like having to stop and wait to change colors. I loved Brent Spiner though, he made it enjoyable for me when he wasn't telling me to bash my shero around or shake the crap out of it. . .the crazy nut.
Update makes it useless Don't ask me to contact customer service unless you're going to reverse it. You have to turn on location services to use your Sphero now. What a load crap! I have limited data and as a previous reviewer pointed out, every app likes to phone home collecting data and draining my battery. This USED to be my dog's favorite toy. Now its useless to me.
• Added SPRK+ support for BLE enabled mobile devices.
• Fixed connectivity issues on devices with Android OS versions 4.4, 6, and 7
• Fixed several bugs around saving progress through the app
• Fixed issue where Boost was not working properly on all devices
• Bug fixes and improvements