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August 06, 2018, 12:07:58 PM
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j f go

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Didn't work in the vest pocket either. ( Providing I did all the "Geek"stuff correctly, LOL. ^*?)

August 06, 2018, 01:00:28 PM
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I have sent a couple of feedback emails to REVER including an invite for them to look at this thread.

The first email I sent was about the heavy battery drain that the “always on” setting for location services did to the phone’s battery.

Two other emails detailed the no tracking when inside a saddlebag, windshield bag or microphone case. The answer I got from them was that if the phone is nearby the beacon being in saddlebag shouldn’t matter. But unfortunately it does seem to matter.
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August 06, 2018, 06:03:30 PM
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The testing of the beacon inside the microphone case did not go well. What I got was like previously seen, numerous ride “start” text messages along the route that I rode but it never tracked the ride. The beacon must be weak and it can’t be seen easily when in a windshield bag, saddlebag or even a microphone case designed for Bluetooth.
So the results of my ride home was a bit different and somewhat encouraging. On this test the GO was still in the Bluetooth microphone case.

All my tests in the past have been done with the app running in the background. Just in standby you might say. I thought that might be favorable to the “start” sequence to help it start tracking automatically.

This ride home from work was done with the app turned off completely. What happened is the app started tracking but it woke up to realizing that it should be tracking about 2 miles late and max speed said I hit 120 MPH and averaged 79 MPH. Although it tracked it still sent 3 “Ride Start Text” messages. 

When I came in the house I saw the text alerts first and thought “oh well another failed attempt”. But when I opened the app it had a tracked ride for me to save. I saved it and then oddly got a message that said the app had lost connection to GO and would I like to save the tracked ride. I had already done that so this message was just slow to appear for some reason.
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August 10, 2018, 08:01:58 PM
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REVER sent a survey to all the Beta testing riders. I gave them my feedback in the survey and as said in this thread I have sent them emails detailing my ride results.

I like the idea of this product. Hopefully they have received some useful feedback from the survey and others that have sent email.
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Yesterday at 07:05:48 PM
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I took the Heritage to work today and placed the REVER GO Beacon in the windshield bag. I had poor results.

On the ride into work I got 10 ride start text messages and it did not track any portion of the ride.

On the ride home it sent 3 ride start text messages to my phone and never tracked a ride.
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Yesterday at 07:45:04 PM
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j f go

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I took the Heritage to work today and placed the REVER GO Beacon in the windshield bag. I had poor results.

On the ride into work I got 10 ride start text messages and it did not track any portion of the ride.

On the ride home it sent 3 ride start text messages to my phone and never tracked a ride.

 I've given up. I'm going to do it the old fashion way, commit to memory. ^*? &{ £~¥
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Yesterday at 07:51:37 PM
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I just got an email from REVER. They suggested uninstalling the GO beacon and then pairing it again. I did that and will test ride again tomorrow.

Wish me luck!
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