I have been testing my gotenna mesh devices for about a week now (still waiting on my third ;). The elevation in my neighborhood varies from street to street and I happen to live on a street that dips in elevation (between 40-50 ft). I didn’t expect much in terms of distance knowing this. Few things that helped me achieve decent distance so far was to elevate the unit. Mesh unit left behind at the house was left on my 2nd floor stair railing paired to old iOS device iPhone 6. I was able to get a .85 distance traveling west of my home location. Decided to drive east and initially I was only able to get .35 in distance. I continued on to drive further and at the 1 mile mark (entrance to highway) I sent my location exactly as I entered the highway ramp which is slightly elevated and was able to connect with my gotenna mesh back home. Distance was 1.03 miles. My next test will be to place the mesh device on top of chimney which extends above my second floor. This will add additional 10-15ft in elevation from my initial test leaving mesh device sitting on second floor stair rail. I’ll post results here later on.
Second test was at a public event I went to Saturday at the Texas Motor Speedway in Ft.Worth Tx. Drifting Formula race. Service can be spotty there so I took 2 gotenna meshes. Left one with family member sitting down at the bleachers while I walked around during the event break time. Both gotenna meshes on and both using 30 day trail Pro features. Turned on Auto sharing location on both devices and set to 10 minute intervals, duration set for 3 hours. Few things I would like to point out and get clarification on. It seems that the auto feature stopped working close to the one hour mark. When ever the auto share did share location it was 40+ minutes later and the gps location provided was from last known gps recorded at 3:01pm? See image below. I will try a replicate this later on in the week and report back with results. Has anyone else experienced this?