Live life in the adventurous lane with the GOTOKY 100% Off-Grid Communication Device. Using a UHF frequency band, this device serves as your lifeline when you’re living off the grid. It offers both voice and text communication with a variety of configurations. With end-to-end encryption, you can use the app on your device for hands-free calls. In addition, you also get delivery confirmation for 1-to-1 chats. Additionally, the GOTOKY Device functions as an emergency location beacon. It will instantly broadcast your GPS location to any and all GOTOKY devices around so you can be found. The GOTOKY Device also has free detailed maps all available offline so you can navigate with ease. The device gives you real-time location tracking, location sharing, and even event creation. Best of all, the device also works without a smartphone as an autonomous relay device.
GOTOKY 100% Off-Grid Communication Device
I'm really interested in getting a few of these but so far both my phone and laptop are finding it impossible to get to the actual website. I've used a few different browsers (fire fox chrome internet explorer and even bing) is anyone else experiencing this difficulty? I really wanna get a few
And thank you for your opinion about the "bulky-ness".
In Gotoky we are trying our best, that the product will be finished and ready by all regulations to be used as soon as possible.
We are really and truly grateful for all the support and the understanding you backers are giving us.
I'm not filled with confidence in this project. If the creators can't even keep us up to date on the progress, how can they manage something as complicated as building an electronic device?
They´re preparing an update -> comming soon :-)
*fingers crossed* that there were no significant delays ...
Seems they are VERY busy ;-)
I´ve just tryed to reach them via Facebook and Website.
Hope they come in contact here very soon ...
Over 2 month since the last update or official communication.
Are you still on schedule for the production next month?
Hi Denis, Thank you very much, with the free-color-choice you have conjured a big smile in my face :-) I am glad that you share the further development with us backers! Again, thanks for the wishes
Hi Peter, thank you for your questions. No problem about 4th question we also speak German, but for the sake of comment wall it's good to have it english.
2. Normally we are planing to box the devices like we said in the story. But this first batch we'll be small and boxed manually so we can pack the content according to backers desires.
4. Yes we removed the stretch goals because we didn't achieved them. But like I said we we'll work on them and we'll be available with upgrades. We are already working on 2nd hop to triple the communication distance. This Kickstarter campaign is just a beginning of our journey and Gotoky will definitely grow, we have great support from backers like you and also already great business partners behind. I'm really glad that you Peter and other backers are part of our journey. Wish you a great trip to Namibia! Denis
Hi Jason, I'm sorry that you feel that way. I believe that we answered all normal questions and give you guys a lot of evidence that we are real and the device is real. We totally disclosed our self to you whit even very personal information about us.
So Jason I really don't understand about what non-transparency are talking. Anyway wish you all the best, Denis
Hi Anne, your comment is absurd and I really don't know how to respond to that.
I wish you all the best, Denis
Thanks for the claryfing, that´s Great! 2.
In the description on the landing page is: "It comes in a box of 2 Gotokys (Red and Turquoise strap) and in a box of 1 (Lime strap)." and the description of the "Super Early Bird GOTOKY 4" is: "(Two Boxes of Gotoky pair Gotoky Red + Gotoky Turquoise)" I would be very happy to receive "One Box of Gotoky pair Red Gotoky Red + Gotoky Red AND Two Boxes of Gotoky Lime" instead :-) if possible. 3.
I think, i´m not the only one, who would like to give a fee for some of the (formerly? Are they gone from the page?) Strechgoals... Thanks again for your response an for the wishes :-) Can´t wait to get the devices ... Regards
Here again: Oh, a fourth question ;-) It looks unfortunately as if the Strechgoals stay far away :-( However, there are some like-to-have, it may be possible, some of them as an add-on?
Why bother taking the risk while there are more decent reliable options? The other brands at least DON LIE and are AMERICAN!
7.This product’s features are 100% IDENTICAL to Beartooth and Beartooth has already started shipping. You know this sounds like?
Just check the sources and you will agree with me!
1. Yes, Gotoky can set up appropriate frequency and power output automatically according to current GPS location. However, frequency and power output can be also setup manually in the settings.
2. Gotoky loops are in 3 colors, red color is our primary color. By ordering 4-pack you'll receive 2x red loop, 1x turquoise loop, 1x lime loop. I hope this is ok.
3. Gotokys are sent from Slovenia where the production and assembly is. Because Slovenia is part of the EU, there are no customs when shipping to Germany.
4. Stretch goals will be done gradually anyway and we'll be part of the software upgrades you'll receive. At this moment we are working on 2nd hop to triple your distance, even if it's part of the stretch goal. I wish you pleasant and adventurous voyage to Namibia. Wish you all the best, Denis
Over the next few years, we plan a longer journey (at least one year) from Germany to Namibia and back by car. Now I wonder if all the traversed countries are covered by the automatic setting. Or is it - somewhere in the middle of nowhere ;-) - possible to set the frequency and the output itself? 2.
Right now I'm on a 3-pack-super-early-bird, and I'd like to switch to a 4-pack-super-early-bird, but that's still the thing with the color of the loops .... -> My absolute favorite color is Lime-Green :-) but in the 4-Pack Pledge this is not included :-( Is there a possibility to choose the colors at the end? 3.
Where are the Gotokys sent from? With regard to customs and taxes, it is not entirely unimportant for me (Germany): - | I am looking forward to a reply Best regards Peter
Again: we have two companies, in Netherlands and Slovenia. As you have accurately said Kickstarter does not allow to run campaign from Slovenia so we naturally chose Netherland's company. Anyway as we have mentioned many times, our team is international, with big network in Netherlands and Slovenia.
We have been every honest - about many things.. we have even reveal so many details about our startup path and we gave all the facts:
we have been in 2015 selected into the elite hardware accelerator HighTech XL in Eindhoven Netherlands,
where we were recognised as the most promising startup of a generation; we were Finalists of the Central European Startup award 2016 and a year later recognised as one of the top 100 startups of Central Europe.. But what is most important here is very real and good product we have over the years developed- all the proven demos and details.
Hi Paul. I believe we have answered to all relevant questions.
If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
I left SOURCES for my last comments so people can tell that everything I m telling is VERY REAL!
In fact, I was simply summarizing what we know from here and other public sources!
Hi Paulina. Yes, Route recording works everywhere in open area no matter what is your altitude as long as GPS on your Smartphone is working. Hope this helps, Denis
Hi James. I'm sorry that you think like that. I think we provided lots of evidence that we are real and that our product is real. We flagged as spam only messages with unreal content. About what we offer I think backers and potential backers know the difference.
Thank you James for your comment.
Or maybe CIA, FBI, or Russian government? Their control over the human race might be threatened by this NOTHING NEW gadget, right?
In fact, there is a STRONG incentive for these people to self-promote an already failing campaign!
So who is controlling me? DAMN I m so confused that I need to return to my secret base to fix myself.
7.Beartooth can do EVERYTHING this product can while Sonnet can do more. goTenna can do most of it. Source: just search these names here or on google;
8.This product’s features are 100% IDENTICAL to Beartooth and Beartooth has already started shipping;
And that user was soon flagged as spam. Source: check comments
So.... since I m an AI or a bot, according to the creators, let me just do what an AI or bot is good at, summing up what we know: 1.This team isn’t Dutch as they originally say they are. They are from some East Europe post-Communist place called Slovenia. Source: check comments;
2. People from Slovenia are not allow to do campaign on this platform at all. Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/creator+questions;
3.The “Andy” accident that someone named "Andy" has answered HIS OWN QUESTION as "Denis from Gotoky Team" (just roll down to find this “Andy”). The creators claim this was done by some mysterious bad people. Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/986101367/comments;
See my comment below.
Below is a living testimony that these shameless people are still playing the game of self-pledging and self-commenting.
They were replying to someone named 'aman' but there is no one named 'aman' here at all!
The only explanation is that they self-pledged as "aman", planned to comment as "aman", then reply. But they just forgot to comment first before replying.
Hi aman, Every Gotoky in the network works as a relay, this function is enabled by default. But user has an option to exclude him self from being a relay for others by turning the relay function off. Unfortunately you can't create two or more separate relay network group.
But as each message is encrypted and only sender and receivers can understand it you can create two or more separate groups. So everybody within group can understand each other but one group will not understand other groups and so on. I hope this is clear enough, Denis
according to the question you had about real-time off-line tracking function of Gotoky: we would like to say that on a detailed maps you find many detailed data about the selected person (for example if your friend has selected her children to track them on the map while skiing): very accurate location (GPS location), distance and direction to selected person in km or miles, the time of last received location, short cut to voice communication, shortcut to group chat, short cut to phone book... Plus additionally if person with Gotoky finds himself/herslef in a trouble, you can, with just one press on a app button activate emergency signal (call for help), and then other Gotokys will receive a big full-screen orange alert window as notification that someone is in distress. By clicking on the distressed person's information Gotoky users can easily check the location of the person and all the mentioned data before or even start a conversation. This particular feature – “Emergency location Beacon” can be activated by Gotoky itself- if the smartphone’s battery is being empty or even when the smartphone is broken- just by pressing on the button on Gotoky. The “Emergency” Location Beacon is automatically and repeatedly broadcasted and relayed over the Gotoky network - so each Gotoky, including those beyond your range, will receive person's distress call.
And even if this isn't a scam (I agree with @Anne that it probably is), why take the risk of it being a scam when you could purchase the exact same thing that's already on the market. I'm reporting this project.
According to Kickstarter's rules, "Project creation is currently available to individuals in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, and Japan..." https://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/creator+questions
My guess is that this is a way to prevent dishonest campaigns like this from even getting onto the platform. You must have successfully slipped through their prevention mechanism by pretending to be Dutches. In comparison, all your competitors come from places allowed by this platform... goTenna is from New York City, Sonnet is from Canada and Beartooth is from Montana, USA.
Hi Paulina. Yes Gotoky offers real-time tracking of all Gotokys in a range. Each Gotoky receives user's GPS location from Smartphone connected to Gotoky. So each person (child) needs to have Gotoky and Smartphone. If Smartphone in any case stop working Gotoky stores last received GPS location from Smartphone and sends this location.
Of course Gotokay can be also setup to not to broadcast it's own location. Hope this helps, Denis
I'm sorry, but it's in Dutch. Hope this helps. Denis
The chances are these gotoky people purchased one Beartooth and then shamlessly reverse-engineered the it and pretend it's their own invention.
(The respect needs to be mutual. So this is my response to these people's vicious smear.)
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