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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440267

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Are motor movers that can be controlled by a smartphone enabled with Bluetooth? As most places I seem to pitch up I’m lucky to even get a phone signal let alone 4G. Guess you would still need a remote control as inevitably your smartphone will be down on power when required. Suspect the Mover App could be an answer looking for a question.
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440268

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Thats just one more app to add to everything else on my phone ! I'll just stick to using my mover handset , and its simple ! :lol:
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440269

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If the link is via the phones bluetooth why would you need either a phone or 4G connection?
I regularly download photos from my phone via bluetooth not involving any phone system connection.

I am content enough with the provided handset as its ergonomics has been tailored for that specific job.
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440270

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At least with the powertouch, if the controller battery goes flat you can plug in the umbilical cable and still, use the controller.
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440273

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JTQ wrote:
If the link is via the phones bluetooth why would you need either a phone or 4G connection?
I regularly download photos from my phone via bluetooth not involving any phone system connection.

I am content enough with the provided handset as its ergonomics has been tailored for that specific job.

I haven’t got one of these App enabled movers. I was just asking the question. Some caravan apps must need a phone signal that can manage data. Ie turning on the vans heating as you are journeying back to the van. I am well aware of the fact that Bluetooth can work between devices without a phone signal. In fact in IOS 11 you turn it off in the Control Center but it still stays active in the background transmitting and receiving. Then if it detects another device it flashes up again. Today myself, wife and visitors wondered why our phones kept starting Bluetooth between phone-phone and phones-cars. Mind of its own.
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440274

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The only possible benefit of controlling the mover from a smartphone that I can see if for the manufacturer ...... he can sell the reliable, dedicated handset as an 'optional extra'.

Could be fun for the mischievous or nefarious though, when they have managed to hack into your mover :unsure: :unsure:
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440276

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Yeah I agree I think I'll stick to my handset in case anyone hacks into mine I can just imagine the kids getting a hold of my phone and we'll be sitting there in the caravan will start to move ! :ohmy: no thanks !! :P
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440277

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I'd certainly be looking into how to hack into it and have some fun when people go out for the day.

Also looking forward to when terraces of houses have their electric cars on charge. I'll not be able to resist pootling alone unplugging them. Great fun for adults as well as children. :evil:
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440280

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Frankly when the mover supplier gives you a perfectly good working control unit I cannot see why you also need to use an app which relies on the far smaller and therefore more difficult to operate controls on the phone. It just seems a waste of money. We have had caravans with movers for something like twelve years and never had a problem although we do carry a spare set of batteries for the controller.
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Control a mover using smartphone 11 months 2 weeks ago #440285

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Martin24 wrote:
I'd certainly be looking into how to hack into it and have some fun when people go out for the day.

Also looking forward to when terraces of houses have their electric cars on charge. I'll not be able to resist pootling alone unplugging them. Great fun for adults as well as children. :evil:
Don't forget you have an electric conveyance that people can play with also. :P
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