In case you are very well-connected via cell service, then you must be familiar with the nuisance of losing cell service as it is absolute frightening. With the help of rugged portable antenna, a new company known as goTenna proposes a conceivable solution. VHF radio waves are employed by the device in order to communicate with other goTennas in range, thereby letting users to send text messages up to 160 characters or send their location using offline maps.
Let’s check it out.
While traveling or at a network-clogged concert, goTenna was created to assist people who get separated from their group on a camping trip.
goTenna can also connect to your phone by means of Bluetooth and a goTenna smartphone app. However, you are capable of having a conversation with only those who have the device owing to the physics of radio waves.
In order to send a message to someone, all you need to do is press the name of the person you want to chat with and if that person is in range and their goTenna is on, then a green check mark will appear.
The same group chat can be used by up to 10 people.
As per the company, goTenna still has trouble transmitting when there is rainy weather, radio interference, or physical obstacles (like mountains) in the way. Therefore, we can say that goTenna is not flawless.
The device charges in 1 to 2 hours by micro-USB and lasts over 24 hours on standby, however varies depending on how many messages you send.
goTenna was voted as one of its top-designed products of 2016 by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in recent times.
The company sells the product in pairs to guarantee that people always have a friend they can rely on and hence, you can buy a pair of the devices on Amazon or goTenna’s website for $199.
So, it’s time to travel around now!
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