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GoTenna Review

Alex C
Senior Editor, TipsHire
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GoTenna Design

In a GoTenna Mash package you get two devices of this kind, its dimensions are: 5.8 by 1.0 by 0.5 inches and weighs 1.8 ounces. The bottom of the device is gray and is made of aluminum with the GoTenna inscription on it and the top is made of plastic. Between the two parts there is an LED that will notify you as soon as you are connected or not to the device. This device is built to be dust-proof and water-resistant, but you have to take care of it, no matter how strong it is.

GoTenna App

We’ve come to the exciting side of the smart device. This app can be downloaded to both iOS and Android. For perfect operation, you need iOS (10.0 & above) or Android device (4.3 & above) and Bluetooth-LE (aka BLE, Bluetooth Smart or Bluetooth 4.0). Once you’ve started this app on your smarthpone, all you have to do is start the Bluetooth, it will automatically connect to the device if you’re in range, this range can be up to 100 feet.

With this app you can send One-on-One messages to everyone in your list of people who own a GoTenna, send shout messages to everyone in the area with a GoTenna and send out Emergency messages, these messages are like Shout but are sent with much higher priority. One of the downsides is that you can send these messages only to others who have a GoTenna device. Contacting the real emergency services cannot be achieved through GoTenna, which is one of the major drawbacks. If you want to go on an expedition, you can download offline maps to see them later in case of need. All this is achievable in GoTenna app.

The battery of this device is extremely powerful, you can use it for a few days without recharging it. GoTenna is trying to replace the old walkie-talkie, so far it succeeded as GoTennais more effective in conveying messages than a regular Walkie Talkie. GoTenna device transmits on UHF frequencies and it gives you 40% more range than a usual walkie-talkie. That’s up to 4.0 mi (6.4 km) in open areas and up to 0.5 mi (0.8 km) in dense locations.

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