Sammy uses Bluetooth LE to connect to your phone. The typical range of Bluetooth LE is 15m to 30m. The actual range depends on your specific location because the Bluetooth signal can be absorbed by walls or other hard objects. In an open area (e.g. outside in a park) the range can extend up to 50m.
Sammy’s range also depends on her orientation. Her antenna emits the strongest signal straight out of her right side and to the front of her face. You can try playing with her orientation to improve results. Aim her right side in the direction of your phone to achieve the longest possible range.
We're working on extending Sammy's functionality and range by creating BleepBleeps Cloud.
BleepBleeps Cloud will allow our customers to have one mobile device within range of Sammy (e.g. at home) and receive a notification on multiple other devices anywhere in the world (as long as there is an internet connection!)
It will be a subscription service, requiring customers to register and pay a small monthly fee. BleepBleeps Cloud will be the platform for all of the connected products we have planned for the future!
We're very excited about and are working hard on it now :)