Streetpass - how does it work?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Zarxrax, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Zarxrax

    Zarxrax GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 5, 2005
    United States
    The 3DS has the streetpass feature which lets it communicate with other 3ds units that you pass by in your daily life.
    But how exactly will this work? For instance, what is the range on it? How quickly can it exchange data?
    If you are driving by someone on the freeway, will it work?
  2. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jun 26, 2007
    United States
    New Jersey
    I would imagine it would be pretty quick, and it would work on the highway.

    If I remember correctly, Nintendo3DSblog said the range is around 30 feet (Wasn't Pictochat 100?...).
  3. Nollog

    Nollog GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 10, 2008
    It's not getting jiggabytes of information, so I'd say the freeway thing would probably work so long as you're not both going superfast.
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