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Spartan GoLive (Verizon)

      • Spartan GoLive Review

        Looking for a live video live streaming trail camera? The Spartan GoLive offers a live streaming trail camera to your smartphone, has great battery life and high quality video & photos. The detection circuit is a bit underwhelming, but overall, this is a great cellular trail camera. - TCP Staff

        Model #GL-ALTEb

        Spartan GoLive FAQ's

        Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:


        Picture Quality:91/100

        Mpxl Rating | Video ResolutionSee Breakdown ▼

        Battery Life:9.3 Months

        Resting Power(on) | Daytime Power Consumption | Nighttime Power ConsumptionSee Breakdown ▼

        Trigger Speed & Detection:75/100

        Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed | Detection RangeSee Breakdown ▼

        Quality of Design:86/100

        Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack See Breakdown ▼

        Spartan GoLive Trail Camera Review


        • Photos and videos are high quality and realistic
        • Excellent battery life
        • Real-time video streaming (30 fps)


        • Below-average detection zone

         The Spartan GoLive Verizon Cellular camera is the first trail camera that streams live. Beam into your camera from anywhere in the world and see what is happening in near real-time (it has a 4-5 second delay). This Spartan Live camera operates on Verizon 4G/LTE towers.

        Picture Quality:  91/100

        Photo resolution: 8 mpxl

        Flash TypeNo Glow

        Photos are realistic, clear, and proper contrast. The cameras seem to stop motion well and aren't overly interpolated. Night pictures are exactly what you would hope for in a no glow camera. Adequate flash range, good contrast and clear photos. Big thumbs up.

Video quality might be slightly better than photos so we think you will like what you see here. Even in Live mode, the videos look really good!

What if you purchase from us and aren't happy with the image quality?

This is a common question and we have a very simple solution. Call, email, or chat with us and we can take a look at the images and offer suggestions or immediately tell if something is wrong with the camera. If so, we will warranty the camera for you (with the free 2-Year warranty you receive from us) or return the camera for a full refund (within 90 days of purchase). You have control of the process, remember, we work for you.

Megapixel Ratings:

In the past, many people get confused with the megapixel rating trail camera manufacturers advertise.  Companies inflate the mpxl rating to attract eyes to their products.  They do this through interpolation, which digitally adds megapixels to a photo without actually improving the picture.

The best way to judge picture quality is to look at actual pictures.  You will notice this the most when you zoom in on a full-size image that a camera has taken.  The details of the photo will appear hazy or even digitized.  This is normal, and to be expected.

Battery Life:    100/100

Picture & Video Resting Power (on):0.6 mW (w/ Live off)  |  6.73 mW (w/ Live on)

Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 21.8 Ws  |  21.3 Ws

  • 10 Seconds of Live Video Recording:  84.8 Ws

  • If this realtime video camera had Live mode turned off and it took 15-day pictures and 15-night pictures every 24 hours, it would last 9.3 months on a set of lithium batteries.

    If this live feed trail camera had Live mode turned on and it took 15-day pictures and 15-night pictures every 24 hours, it would last 5.3 months on a set of lithium batteries.

  • Whether in Live mode or not, these are outstanding power consumption numbers. Keep in mind, the more you use the Live Video Feed the more battery life you consume. 

    Detection Circuit:     75/100

    Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.57 s.  |  Varies - see below

    Video Trigger Speed:  0.32 s.

    Detection Range & Angle: 70 ft. @ 35.1° detection angle (45.7° field of view)

    Trigger speed is half a second, which is pretty solid for a cellular camera. Recover time is wildly inconsistent and depends on a number of variables. From our testing, the camera does not work in the traditional way of taking a photo and sending immediately when set to "instant." Instead, it takes photos as long as the animal is moving in front of the camera, when the motion stops for more than a few seconds, it will send the photos. 

  • Detection Range averages 70 ft. and the detection angle is 10 degrees narrower than the field of view. So, there will be areas in the picture that the camera does not detect. This is an average to below average detection zone.

    Quality of Design:     86/100

    Dimensions: 5.25" x 6" x 3.5"

    Battery Type:  12 AA

    External Battery Jack: 12-Volt

    The camera's case design is solid and works well. The latch is big and beefy, and manipulates easily even in cold weather. The functionality of the screen, viewer, and settings operate quickly and intuitively.

    Camera Setup

    1. https://my.spartancamera.com/shop/data-service<
    2. Enter your IMEI/MEID ID, choose your data plan and enter your ICCID number
    3. Checkout and purchase your data
    4. Add lithium batteries and SD cards to the camera and turn it on. Enter the required information it asks for. Then use the setup wizard to complete install (you can install via the camera or the Spartan smartphone app. This will take a few minutes, especially if doing it from the camera.
    5. Register the camera via the instructions to add it to your account.
    6. In order to arm the camera, press and hold the left arrow key and then confirm yes.
     Data Plans
    500 MB for 1 month $15.99
    1 GB for 1 month $22.99
    2 GB for 1 month $32.99
    1 GB for 3 months $35.99
    3 GB for 3 Months $64.99
    6 GB for 6 Months $109.99
    12 GB for 1 Year $199.99

    Case Design

    The case design is similar to other Spartan cellular models in both design and color. The camera's latch is oversized and easy to manipulate. We do like that the GoLive has two threaded inserts (one on the back and one on the bottom) for a Slate River Mount. The GoLive also has a python bracket on the back of the camera. The GoLive camera has an internal battery that can be charged via a 12-volt external power source. We recommend doing this before putting the camera in the field as it will give your battery life a boost.


    Up to this point, durability has been average so far on the Spartan game trail camera units. If a problem arises, we will update this review immediately.

    Keep in mind, our 2-year warranty program is your free insurance program in case something goes wrong with a camera you purchase from us. This warranty protects you from any manufacturing defect the camera might experience for two years.

  • Since 2005, our mission has to been to provide consumers with unbeatable value, advice you can trust, and customer service that exceeds expectations. There are plenty of places you can choose to do business with, if we are lucky enough to earn your support, we promise to give you our undivided attention. Trailcampro has grown each year not only by relying on your happiness but on the assumption that if we blow you away with customer service, you will brag about us to your friends (have you seen our referral/reward program?).

    As always, if you have additional questions, feel free to call, email or chat with us. We look forward to helping you find your next trail camera!

    Enjoy our reviews?  Please consider purchasing your next Live View Cabin Security camera from us.

    FAQ's: Realtime Video Camera

    Q: Will this Live Streaming Remote camera trigger on small animals (birds, rodents, etc.)?

    A: Trail cameras detect on a combination of heat and movement, so, yes, small mammals will trigger the camera. However, if you are going after smaller warm-blooded mammals, we recommend getting the camera closer to your target. For best performance, place the camera in an area that would enable picture detection from 3 - 20 ft.

    Q: Can animals see the infrared flash on this Live Streaming Security Game camera?

    A: This is somewhat controversial. Humans can't see the flash as the nanometer spectrum is above what the human eye can detect. It's also much harder for an animal to see, but that could depend on the species of animal as different species see in different light spectrums.

    Q: Where can I purchase this Realtime Video Camera?

    A: From us! We hope to woo you with our incredible charm, two-year warranty, 90-day returns, free continental U.S. shipping, and technical expertise. If that isn't enough, we give you a 16 Gig SD card with this camera and you can call and talk our ear off anytime. 

    Seriously, though, we know you have plenty of options of where to spend your hard-earned money. The internet can be the wild, wild, west of too-good-to-be-true deals. If you choose to do business with us, we will go out of our way to make sure you are happy with the camera you select and the service we provide you.

    We are passionate about testing and reviewing trail cameras, but most importantly, we are passionate about treating our customers the right way. We do things differently from what you have come to expect from other internet retailers and we hope you give us the opportunity to prove that to you.


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  • Manufacturer Specifications

    • 8 mpxl photos
    • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Trailcampro 90-day and 2-Year Warranty

    Buy your next trail camera or accessory from us and we will protect your purchase with our 90-day return policy and our exclusive 2-year warranty.

    Most manufacturer warranties are only one year. In our opinion, that isn't good enough. Our customers get a two-year warranty, directly from us.

    Trailcampro's 2-Year Warranty

    If the trail camera you purchase from us goes defective within two years of your purchase, we will quickly replace it.

    We strive to make the warranty process as quick and easy as possible. Simply fill out our warranty form.

    Trailcampro's 90-Day Return Policy

    We believe you have the right to return any game camera that does not meet your expectations within 90 days.

    Our return policy lets you field test products, at no risk to you!

    • Buyer's remorse?Return the camera to us for a full refund (minus shipping).
    • Purchased the wrong camera?We will ship you the right camera.
    • Something wrong with the camera you received?We will replace it at no cost to you.

    Want to talk to a trail camera expert? Contact our friendly staff.

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  • Trail Camera Accessories

    Here are a few of the accessories we like to use with the Covert LTE cameras. 

    Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 12 Pack | $23.95

    Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 12 Pack 

    - There is no downside to using lithium batteries. Long battery life, extreme durability, and better night pictures. You will be happy you did.

    6 Foot Python Cable Lock

    - Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself. The Covert has brackets on the back specifically for this lock.


    Extra SD Cards

    sd cards

    - SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal. We give you a free SD card with the Covert, but most people use two cards. If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.

    Spartan Ghost Cam GoLive Security Case


    spartan ghost cam security case

    - This security case works with the Spartan Ghost Cam and GoLive Trail cameras.

  • Verified Customer Reviews

    We ensure that every customer review comes from one of our real customers and not someone who works for the competing trail camera manufacturer. These are verified customer trail camera reviews that you can trust.

    We would love your feedback if you purchased this trail camera from us. We want your honest feedback, these reviews are a vital part in helping consumers choose the right game camera.