You will need a Wi-Fi connection during the following:
- Before starting an AirCasting session, when you/your students create and log into an AirCasting Profile on a paired Android phone.
- When starting an AirCasting session in order to load the map on the AirCasting app.
- After finishing an AirCasting session in order to upload and view session data on the Kids Making Sense mapping website.
During an AirCasting session, the AirBeam2 and AirCasting app communicate with each other via Bluetooth, so Wi-Fi is not needed to collect data. However, be sure to keep the phone and AirBeam2 within 5 feet of each other during measurement collection so they can continue to communicate via Bluetooth. To learn more about the AirBeam2 and AirCasting data collection process, see the Quick Start Guide distributed with our classroom materials kit.