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Old 07-26-2020, 11:50 PM   #51
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Any updates on these with ATT?
How long do the batteries last?
I just put mine out today, so I should have a pretty good idea about battery life in a few days.

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Old 07-27-2020, 08:50 PM   #52
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Anyone know what the SMS Cntrl setting is on the app? Looks like this. I've watched their videos and looked in the manual but it isnt mentioned. I got 10 pics in the last 24 hours, but none since 6:30am. This is at a protein feeder and there are always deer in their at night. I'm wondering if this setting somehow got changed and it means I'm only going to get my pics sent to me once a day. Only thing I can think.

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Old 07-27-2020, 09:41 PM   #53
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Anyone know what the SMS Cntrl setting is on the app? Looks like this. I've watched their videos and looked in the manual but it isnt mentioned. I got 10 pics in the last 24 hours, but none since 6:30am. This is at a protein feeder and there are always deer in their at night. I'm wondering if this setting somehow got changed and it means I'm only going to get my pics sent to me once a day. Only thing I can think.

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Old 07-28-2020, 02:15 PM   #54
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Anyone know what the SMS Cntrl setting is on the app? Looks like this. I've watched their videos and looked in the manual but it isnt mentioned. I got 10 pics in the last 24 hours, but none since 6:30am. This is at a protein feeder and there are always deer in their at night. I'm wondering if this setting somehow got changed and it means I'm only going to get my pics sent to me once a day. Only thing I can think.

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Sms ctrl should just refer to settings change commands which are sent via system text message.

I donít actually see any setting that appears to pertain to picture delivery. Iím just basing that on how the settings are on the other brands of cell cams I run.


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Old 07-28-2020, 02:33 PM   #55
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I prefer my Spartan cam and have another that will be here Thursday. So my ATT cams with all the solar panel and everything in my post above will be for sale soon. Will probably sell locally so the batteries can go with it.

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Old 07-28-2020, 03:09 PM   #56
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I prefer my Spartan cam and have another that will be here Thursday. So my ATT cams with all the solar panel and everything in my post above will be for sale soon. Will probably sell locally so the batteries can go with it.
Can you share what you don't like about the camera? I'm curious if the initial hype is real or not.
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Old 07-28-2020, 03:17 PM   #57
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Can you share what you don't like about the camera? I'm curious if the initial hype is real or not.
I just prefer the interface of my Spartan better. Kinda like trying to go from an Iphone to a Android. What you have first you most likely will like it better. It does take some great pictures. I will say the night pics are definitely better on the Reveal than the Spartan. I think the Reveal just has a better flash on it. I will take it down this weekend and it will have a total of one week in the field.
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Old 07-28-2020, 03:22 PM   #58
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Ordered my Reveal today from Cabela's. Time will tell...
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:07 PM   #59
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I prefer my Spartan cam and have another that will be here Thursday. So my ATT cams with all the solar panel and everything in my post above will be for sale soon. Will probably sell locally so the batteries can go with it.
We might be interested. Im in Navarro county too.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:45 PM   #60
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:38 PM   #61
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Anyone having issues with their sensor range at night time?

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Old 07-28-2020, 09:21 PM   #62
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Anyone having issues with their sensor range at night time?

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Old 07-28-2020, 09:58 PM   #63
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Yes, sensor is set to high

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Old 07-28-2020, 10:00 PM   #64
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Old 07-28-2020, 11:26 PM   #65
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Yes, sensor is set to high

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I had mine on medium when I walk tested it at night. It struggled to pick me up at 30 ft. I turned it up to high the next day and it seemed to sense me fine. I didnít retest it at night, but I wouldnít think that would make a difference.


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Old 07-29-2020, 11:29 AM   #66
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Mines out in the woods and hasnít sent me anything since the manual test pic. Gotta go out there next week and see whatís up.



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Old 07-29-2020, 03:07 PM   #67
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How many people can you send pictures to?
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Old 07-29-2020, 03:17 PM   #68
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Mines out in the woods and hasnít sent me anything since the manual test pic. Gotta go out there next week and see whatís up.



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That is weird. Mine has not skipped a beat. Turned it on sent me a pic of us leaving then as soon as a deer came in that evening it took a pic and have not missed anything since.
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:18 PM   #69
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Mines out in the woods and hasnít sent me anything since the manual test pic. Gotta go out there next week and see whatís up.



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Odd. Accordingly to your snap shot it appears the camera has not updated since the 21st. My camera typically updates every morning around 2am.
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I ordered two from Cabela’s and they arrived today. I hope they work well...we will see.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:01 AM   #71
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How many people can you send pictures to?

Right now there is no camera ďsharingĒ available. Thereís no send to text or email available. You can have your app on multiple devices so you could have someone else DL the app and give them your login info.


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Old 07-30-2020, 11:05 AM   #72
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Odd. Accordingly to your snap shot it appears the camera has not updated since the 21st. My camera typically updates every morning around 2am.
Yep. Something is not right. What I donít understand is I took a manual picture with the camera when I set it out on the 7/22. I received the pic on the app. I wouldíve thought it wouldíve updated status to 7/22. Iíll figure it out in a few days when I get back out. Itíd be nice if it were programmed to take a picture at a particular time each day.


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Old 07-30-2020, 04:02 PM   #73
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Put 1 out yesterday...not mad about pic quality...
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Old 07-31-2020, 01:58 PM   #74
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What's wrong, I'm getting pictures but my app on phone, is not updating are showing anything.

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Old 07-31-2020, 02:03 PM   #75
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What's wrong, I'm getting pictures but my app on phone, is not updating are showing anything.

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That is weird. Mine has updated every night for a week. Last night one updated at 11:18 and the other one this morning at 9:31.

Sent you a PM Bish.

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Old 07-31-2020, 02:10 PM   #76
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What's wrong, I'm getting pictures but my app on phone, is not updating are showing anything.



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Mine did the exact same thing upon field deployment. After it automatically updated all info came through. Was able to view the next morning.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:15 PM   #77
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I've yet to put mine out but fiddled with it yesterday evening. I had it set on daily, but it was sending pics immediately. Any help? Also, how many pics are yall getting when it sends when set on daily? Seems like a awful lot of pics to come through all at once.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:47 PM   #78
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Put mine out today. Still playing with all of the settings. So far so good!
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:33 PM   #79
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I've yet to put mine out but fiddled with it yesterday evening. I had it set on daily, but it was sending pics immediately. Any help? Also, how many pics are yall getting when it sends when set on daily? Seems like a awful lot of pics to come through all at once.
I donít see a daily setting for picture delivery in the app?


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Old 07-31-2020, 08:38 PM   #80
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Look in the SMS Ctrl tab...
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:24 PM   #81
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Mine finally updated at 7:18pm tonight
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:59 PM   #82
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I figured you had that thing out already. Going tomorrow morning to fill feeders and put out just regular ole cameras until I see how that one works for you.


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Old 07-31-2020, 10:13 PM   #83
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The Instant and Daily setting on SMS Control just mean you can make changes to your camera settings instantly or daily. I have mine set to Daily, but get pictures instantly. Here is the response I got from Tacticam.

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Old 07-31-2020, 10:20 PM   #84
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Spartan is $199 a year. But that gives you a lot of data.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the Reveal cameras turn out. I use Spartan cameras, and my plan through ATT Buy A Session is only $75/year and has proven over several years to basically be unlimited.
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:35 PM   #85
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:11 AM   #86
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Ah I see...just saw it under the said control. Just winged it and thought it may help.
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:28 PM   #87
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What are most of yall running on the pixels, 12mp or the 24mp, which is better for this camera, my 24mp does not look very crisp/

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What are most of yall running on the pixels, 12mp or the 24mp, which is better for this camera, my 24mp does not look very crisp/

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thats the quality that will be saved to the card. what is sent to app is a thumbnail which is like 640x 480. Less than 1 megapixel i believe.
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Following.

I need to add at least one camera. Could see this driving me crazy when I'm sitting in other stands but the upload frequency may change that.

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Old 08-02-2020, 10:08 AM   #90
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How do you get to the camera details screen on the app? I’ve scrolled through everything and can’t seem to find it.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:06 PM   #92
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thats the quality that will be saved to the card. what is sent to app is a thumbnail which is like 640x 480. Less than 1 megapixel i believe.
Whatís sent to app will be around 60-70kb. Thatís where the graininess/pixelation comes from when you try to zoom in on a pic. Pics on SD card should be around 2mb, maybe more @ 24mp setting.


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Old 08-02-2020, 01:35 PM   #93
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:45 AM   #94
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Got our Reveals up this past weekend. Really like them so far.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:03 AM   #95
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:56 AM   #96
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I have a Spy Point link micro at my lease north of Pumpville and its not picking up a signal. I can get one, maybe two bars on my phone but the camera is not picking up the cell signal.

Does the Tactacam have better technology and could pick up a signal better than the Spy Point?
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I have a Spy Point link micro at my lease north of Pumpville and its not picking up a signal. I can get one, maybe two bars on my phone but the camera is not picking up the cell signal.

Does the Tactacam have better technology and could pick up a signal better than the Spy Point?
Mine gets far better reception than my phone
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:14 PM   #98
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Mine gets far better reception than my phone
I wish I could say that. I'll have to try and move it around more I suppose and see if it will pick up a signal. Otherwise, I might as well bring it home and use it at the house.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:16 PM   #99
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Same. Better reception with my camera than my phone.

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Put out 2 Sunday morning. First time we have had cameras out in 7-8 years. Good results so far.
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