If you enjoy spending time outdoors and need a communication device to accompany you, then the Motorola Solutions T475 is ideal. Available in black/yellow and a pack of two walkie-talkies, this intuitive device is a good option no matter your age.
The fact that it comes with a beginner-friendly interface and that it runs on a durable NiMH 800 mAh battery is one of the reasons why we’ve decided to test it and provide you with a thorough review. We will
cover its main features, pros, and cons to help you determine if it is the right product for you. Let’s get started!
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Firstly, we want to discuss what keeps this walkie-talkie going. It is a NiMH 800 mAh battery that is rechargeable and should have you set for at least half a day of continuous use. Not only that, but it can recharge within hours, making it a perfect solution dedicated to providing adventurous people with the ability to communicate in different circumstances. It is good to know that if the NiMH battery dies for whatever reason, Motorola covers it with a 1-year limited warranty. Thus, as long as the damage wasn’t intentional, you should be able to get a replacement.
According to the manufacturer, the range covered by Motorola Solutions T475 greatly depends on various factors such as the type of terrain, weather conditions, and other obstacles. Still, this Motorola covers up to 35 miles which is pretty impressive. In our experience, it does work on this range as long as the weather is clear and there aren’t any signal obstacles in the way.
Because of its user-friendly design, this radio may be utilized by people of all ages. It is, however, for nature lovers who like to spend most of their time outside. This is a water-resistant type that can withstand even the most extreme conditions.
It was designed to provide its customers peace of mind as they engaged in their favorite hobbies. In other words, you won’t have to worry about the radio breaking, and you’ll be able to enjoy your activities thoroughly. Furthermore, this is one of those versions that are suitable for usage at night. It contains a built-in LED flashlight that allows you to see in the darkest of locations.
What we love is that it covers a bunch of FRS without requesting a license. Not only that, pairing with your friend, family member, or emergency service is something that you can do in seconds. The Motorola Solutions T475 comes with VOX-free technology making this product a newbie-friendly choice.
As for durability, the Motorola Solutions T475 comes with two great advantages. The first one is that it offers a PTT power boost that can save you in an emergency. In addition to that, it provides a quick and quiet charge, allowing you to have the NiMH 800 mAh battery back into action within hours.
It features an NOAA weather alert function that will immediately switch on if you need to hear a warning related to your current location. Because the device has a range of roughly 35 miles, the user will always be able to communicate, providing there aren’t too many signal obstacles or the weather isn’t a disaster.
Made out of premium plastic and rubber, it will stand through everyday use and harsh weather conditions (weatherproof). You also get a sturdy carrying case to store the T475.
In the end, while the Motorola Solutions T475 is a beginner-friendly product, the TalkAbout app takes time to get used to. It has a lot of room for improvements, which we are sure that Motorola will provide in the future.
- Great Durability
- Versatile Use
- App Is Not as Intuitive
In the end, the T475 is a product that you can rely on for up to 35 miles. It is pretty simple to use and comes with a long-lasting battery that will allow you to spend a whole day out in nature on a single charge.