A mobile phone and a robot can be wirelessly connected via WiFi, the robot’s hotspot, the mobile phone’ hotspot, or Bluetooth.
Connection via WiFi: You can use all functions of the robot.
Connection via the robot’s hotspot: you can use all functions that do not require Internet connection. However, in the hotspot mode, the robot does not support the functions that require Internet connection, such as activating the robot (activation is required every time when the robot needs to be re-bound after unbinding) and upgrading its system. Your mobile phone cannot use Wi-Fi or cellular when your phone connects to the robot's hotspot.
The two connection methods mentioned above need to be set on the robot side or the Loomo App. (Please refer to Connect your mobile phone to the robot)
Connection via the mobile phone’s Bluetooth: the robot can be used as a Bluetooth speaker, and you can play music through the robot. Please note that Loomo is merely a Bluetooth speaker when connecting it via mobile phone's Bluetooth so you cannot pair Loomo with your mobile phone by selecting your phone in the Bluetooth Settings on Loomo. To activate a bluetooth connection, you need to open both mobile phone's Bluetooth and Loomo's Bluetooth (Settings>Bluetooth), and search Loomo on your mobile phone's Bluetooth device list (usually displayed as "gmin-bluetooth") to request pairing.
Connection via the mobile phone’s hotspot: It is also possible to connect Loomo to your phone's hotspot, however this depends on your phone's software (only newest models supported) and may not be possible on older devices. Not officially supported. You can use all functions of the robot, but it consumes the data on your cellphone. Therefore, we suggest that you use some basic functions of Loomo when using your mobile phone’s hotspot for connection and operating the functions that would require a lot of data such as OTA system upgrade in a WiFi environment.
To use the two connection methods mentioned above, you need to enable Bluetooth / hotspot in your mobile phone’s settings.