A first computing device, such as a computerized watch (e.g., a “smartwatch”), may use certain navigation and communication features without connecting (e.g., tethering) to a second computing device, such as a mobile phone (e.g., a “smartphone”). For example, the first computing device may use one or more communication components (e.g., a global positioning system (GPS) receiver) to determine a location of the first computing device (e.g., in real-time or substantially real-time) relative to a downloaded map. Additionally, the first computing device may use the communication components to perform two-way communication (e.g., transmit and receive signals). In some examples, the first computing device may use the communication components to output a distress beacon (e.g., a SOS signal that is receivable by all computing devices within a proximity of the first computing device). In this way, the techniques of this disclosure may improve, among other things, the safety of a camping experience.
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Jadhav, Dhiraj Vijayrao, "UNTETHERED FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES FOR CAMPING", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 13, 2023)