Bought a relay and after spending 1 hour with it and going through forums, I was able to figure out the closest option to what I bought this device for, i.e. how can my kid send me a message and I get notification AND message on my phone RELIABLY.
It involves 2 steps:
Step 1 - Press volume button for 2 seconds or more. This triggers alert on my phone.
Step 2 - Press and hold talk button while sending a message.
Step 2 will only work if I get online on the app, otherwise my kid will receive message “nobody is online” when he is trying to send message.
This experience of requiring 2 steps to send an alert and not “alert + message” should be simplified to just 1 step, i.e. press talk button and speak. This should send alert and message both to my phone whether it is locked or not. App on the phone has storage and can store the message so I am wondering why these 2 step approach was considered.
If there is need for 2 step process, please make this configurable, users can decide what kind of interface they want, i.e. 1 step or 2 steps.
Of course if there is an option to make it configurable today, please let me know. I just want to reduce the effort required and increase trust for my kid to send me a message when needed without worrying about whether I am online or not. I am a newbie, so if there is a feature like this please let me know, so far after scanning forums / documentation, I have not found anything.