Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

What is Beartooth?

Beartooth is a small device that works with your existing smartphone to communicate when you have no service. With Beartooth, you can talk, text, use maps, and share location to Beartooth users within range when you have no cellular service. Beartooth also works as a backup battery for your smartphone.

How does it work?

Beartooth works by creating a localized network between users that are within range of one another. Each time you use push-to-talk, text, or location sharing in the app, the data is sent directly through this network.

When would I use it?

Anytime you are in a place that has no cellular service, like skiing or hiking, or when the networks are too congested, like at a music festival or football game. 

Operation and Shipping

When will my order ship?

Beartooth ships immediately!  You will be on your mission in two or three days.

Can I use Beartooth internationally?

Beartooth is legal to use in any ITU Region 2 country.

Is there a contract or monthly fee?

There are no contracts or monthly fees associated with Beartooth, just a one time purchase for the hardware.

Can I use Beartooth without a Beartooth device?

No, all users must have their own Beartooth devices connected to their phones.

Do I need a Beartooth device to send and receive messages?

Yes, each user needs a device paired with their smartphone to communicate.

Does the Beartooth app need to be running to receive messages?

Yes.

How do I access the 'Getting Started' guides?

All of our guides can be found at www.beartooth.com/start

Technical Specifications

Does Beartooth connect me to the internet?

No, Beartooth networks operate independently from cellular or Wifi.

What phones are supported?

Beartooth works with Android devices running Android 5.0+ and iPhones (5S or newer) running iOS 11+.

What frequencies does Beartooth use?

Beartooth operates in the ISM915 band (902-928 MHz).

Does Beartooth work with other walkie-talkies or two-way radios?

No, Beartooth only works with other Beartooth devices.