Motorola Solutions Introduces radios with mobile app for off-grid communications

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has introduced the TALKABOUT T800 two-way radios with mobile app, which enables outdoor enthusiasts the ability to share and track their locations and send messages with fellow travelers while off the cellular grid, the company said.

Whether preparing for an extended trek in the mountains or upcoming hunting trip, the T800 radios make it easy to track individual locations and stay in touch while exploring off-grid. Users simply download the TALKABOUT app to their iPhone or Android device, then connect their smartphones to the T800 radios over Bluetooth.

The app uses the T800 as a modem to send messages and locations over the radio frequencies. This functionality makes it easy to share one´s current location and send group messages to alert others of a safety concern or potential meet-up spot. Hunters will especially appreciate having the ability to send messages silently as noise can be obtrusive and disturb game.

Additionally, users can set up a designated area and alert others when they are about to leave the area.

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