No Cell Signal? No Problem: Beartooth Device Converts Phone to Walkie-Talkie

Robin Azer | | Gear ReviewGear Review
Beartooth: turns your cell phone into a powerful walkie-talkie when you don't have cell service
Beartooth: turns your cell phone into a powerful walkie-talkie when you don’t have cell service

Can you hear me now? Cell phone service on the mountain is notoriously spotty at best and flat-out nonexistent far too often. A company out of Bozeman, Montana, has a new devise to remedy the no-cell-service problem. Introducing the Beartooth. About the size of a deck of cards, this device works in conjunction with your smartphone, via a free app, to provide off-grid communications between cell phones.

Much like a walkie-talkie, it has push to talk capability. But that’s only the beginning. With the Beartooth you can text, utilize maps and locations and even use it to charge your phone. Sold in sets of two, communication requires everyone in your party to have their own Beartooth for the product to work. Once connected, it has the power to reach other Beartooth users within a 10-mile radius.

This product is available to order now, but does not start shipping until February 2017. 

Beartooth is a small device that works with your existing smartphone to communicate when you have no service. With Beartooth, you can talk, text, use maps, and share location to Beartooth users within range when you have no cellular service. Beartooth also works as a backup battery for your smartphone.
Whether you are skiing fresh powder in the backcountry or dancing at Coachella, you can now reliably stay in contact with your group in ways that were previously unavailable.

Beartooth

Tech Specs: 

  •  iOS and Android Compatible
  • LOS Range: 5 Miles for Voice, 10 Miles for Text
  • NLOS Range: 2 Miles for Voice, 4 Miles for Text
  • 900 MHz Digital Transceiver (US Spec: 902MHz – 928MHz)
  • AES 256-Bit Encryption
  • Bluetooth 2.0 Connection to Smartphone
  • 4 Day Battery Life (5/5/90 Duty Cycle)
  • 2.44″ x 4.0″ x 0.49″ and 4.5oz

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