The examples coming out of the pre-release/beta users are definitely getting me excited (that hedgehog!! ) but the one last point of concern for me is how well the GF will work with slow internet. I’m aware of the resume feature, but haven’t heard anything about how much bandwidth the GF is using/needs/etc coming out of beta users.
Despite being ~20 miles from Seattle, living in a mountainous, rural settings does me no tech favors. The best I can get is 7mbit down/768k up DSL (!!!) I’m 1200 feet from a cable drop, which they’re happy to charge me $6 per foot to trench, but I’m not going to do that (sadly, because then I could get 500mbit).
Anyway - do any of the beta users have poor/slow/intermittent internet or done any connectivity tests? Any network issues at all? Have actual slow network tests been done at GFHQ?
Last info on forums seems to be from January when the resume feature was again touted as the reason not to worry. That’s great, but if it’s trying to upload/stream multiple 10Mb camera images, then keeps pausing/resuming, and ends up taking all day to cut a 2" circle, I’m hosed.
EDIT: I should point out that I’m not opposed to the cloud-nature of the product. I wouldn’t have bought into the GF if I was And my internet streams Netflix and other download services fine, but upload streaming devices like Nest cameras have to run at their lowest resolution (360p )