We are loving the new features. We put them to the test at home this morning with scenarios relating to school pickup. For example, to leave a message on one saying I’m using the drive through pickup line instead of walking to the classroom. The green light flashed on and off for less than 30 min; I assume this relates to saving the battery. My kids backpacks stay outside on hooks so it means we’d have to get them in a routine of either, pressing the talk button when they get their backpack together to see if it flashes green again or if they press the power button it will tell them which person left a message and automatically play it. The other downside is before they go to school I will need to make sure they are on any other channel but mine, because if they stay on my channel from the previous day then it won’t be left as a message. For me these are minor things and adjustments we can make with no problem, just sharing for other families.
I did discover this morning since my Android is running 7.0 and not a new version the SOS sound is not the SOS beeping like the video on the blog shows. I already talked to the help team, again just letting other families know your notifications for an SOS will be the same as your standard Relay notifications even in and SOS alert. It will give a text view that there is an SOS and it sends and email which is nice since I’m alerted in more than one way to get my attention.