Android OS 4.3 or higher and a Bluetooth 4.0-enabled device are required.
goTenna is a small device that enables you to use your smartphone to send and receive text messages, and share your GPS location on detailed offline maps with others even when you don’t have service. Download the app to pair your smartphone with goTenna via Bluetooth-LE, and communicate off-grid with other goTenna users, no cell towers, wifi routers or even satellites required!
Offline maps are free to download before you go off-grid, and you can share your location, request others' locations, and also share points of interest. The maps are detailed enough to show specific city blocks and even some trails in certain parks.
Major app features:
- Send & receive messages for free
- Share locations on detailed offline maps (also for free!)
- Instantaneous transmission within range
- Delivery confirmation & automatic message retry for one-to-one messaging
- Individual & group messaging
- “Shout” broadcasts to anyone within range
- Compatible and interoperable with iOS & Android devices
- Upgradable to include new features via firmware & software updates
Key hardware specs:
- 2-watt radio
- Flash memory good for 100s of messages
- Rechargeable Lithium-polymer battery
- Micro-USB connector
- Bluetooth-LE data interface
- Status indicator lights
- Nylon attachment strap