Being avid campers, hikers, and travelers we’re always looking for technology to make our lives easier. That’s why when we were introduced to GoTenna, we fell in love with the ability to use GPS without internet.
The GoTenna device pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth and allows you to communicate by text message and GPS location to others without a cell signal. It also allows you to download maps to any country and use GPS without internet. This is a must have for going off grid!
- The small compact size that is perfect for travel.
- No batteries needed! The GoTenna device is fully rechargeable.
- Send and receive text messages without internet access.
- Share your GPS location on detailed offline maps even without service.
- Save maps to your device in order to have access to maps.
- Encrypted 1-to-1 & group messaging.
- “Shout” broadcasts for anyone within range for emergency situations.
- GoTenna works globally!
Our Experience With GoTenna
Hiking & Camping
Kallsy and I tend to enjoy taking the path less traveled when hiking and most of the time it’s proven to be worth it. However, there have been times when we’ve gotten lost and thus, our GoTenna has come to the rescue and it’s handy ability to use GPS without internet. Recently we were hiking up Taum Sauk Mountain in Missouri and wandered from each other. Cell service was spotty and we were trying to find a waterfall that we had seen online (little did we know the water was dried up so no waterfall would be found). We used our GoTenna devices to stay in touch while on the trail.
If you’ve ever been to a music festival or crowded city you’ll know that even with tons of cell towers, cell service can be a bust. We’ve parted ways while finding parking, grabbing a seat at a local bar or dining establishment and have used our GoTenna devices to send a quick text to each other.
Is a GoTenna right for you?
Do you travel frequently? Enjoy hiking or camping? Visit crowded cities where cell service becomes limited? If you said yes to any of these questions a GoTenna would be perfect for your lifestyle!
$149/two devices. You can purchase them here.
So what do you think? How could you benefit from having a GoTenna that allows you to use GPS without internet?
Disclaimer: We received two GoTenna devices in exchange for our honest review. As always opinions are our own.