When operating your two-way radio, the last thing you want to deal with is a confusing interface. Two-way radios are excellent devices that provide for immediate communications. Still, in the case of an emergency, even the most inexperienced user must be able to operate the device almost instantly.
In work environments, safety and efficiency are crucial, and they can heavily depend on how easily a worker can operate his radio. But different workplaces and professions do require distinct features when it comes to two-way radios.
For that reason and to help you decide which features are most important, we will take a look at some of the most significant user experience factors to consider in two-way radios:
- Ergonomically friendly devices
Portability is a key aspect of two-way radio operations. When looking to purchase handheld two-way radios go for an ergonomically built model focused on user comfort that is easy to operate even for those wearing heavy work gloves.
- Screens and messages
Screens are probably not what first comes to mind when thinking of two-way radios, but these can actually be a handy feature for some workforces. Two-way radios can also transmit other types of messages beside voice messages. Some more demanding industries use radios for alerts or notifications written and sent by the radio’s keypad that need to be well visible and legible for those on the receiving end.
You have to make sure that the radios you select provide everything your business needs to facilitate communication between team members and fully meet your necessities and demands.
- Custom function keys
Some radios have a multitude of functions, but all of that is void if you can’t access them and actually give them a use. Being able to assign programmable keys with the service you want for them can save you time and be quite useful by allowing you to work more efficiently and safely.
- Voice annunciation function
Voice annunciation is a great feature to have when you can’t take your eyes off what you are doing while you’re scrolling through the channels. Voice annunciation will alert and indicate when you switch the channel or activate any function. It is also useful if you drop your radio and accidentally alter the settings.
- Wide range of accessories
The right accessories are sure to complement and greatly enhance the usability and functionality of your devices.
If you’re looking to improve your user experience, there are many other possibilities within our range of two-way radio accessories available.
If you want to know more, feel free to get in touch. At Lynn Communications, we are experts in everything related to two-way radios. We pride ourselves on offering the latest models, including the new Motorola R2, ensuring our customers have access to the best and most advanced communication tools available.