Motorola Solutions

Talkabout T800 two-way radios utilize a mobile app, which enables hunters to share and track their locations and send messages to fellow sportsmen while off the cellular grid. Users simply download the Talkabout app to their iPhone or Android device, then connect their smartphone to the T800 radios over Bluetooth. The app uses the T800 as a modem to send messages and locations over 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.

The Talkabout T800 features reliable two-way communication with a range of up to 35 miles, depending on terrain and conditions. The data range, also depending on terrain and conditions, is 20 miles. In addition, it provides extra power with the push-to-talk power boost option, which, when activated, can extend the radios’ transmission range by increasing the transmitter output.

Packaging includes two radios, two high-capacity rechargeable battery packs, a Micro-USB wall charger, 16 personalization stickers, and two belt clips. The Talkabout app is free. SRP: $109.99. (