The Spot Satellite GPS Messenger is rugged enough to take with you on land, water or in the air. Keeps you safe, and keeps your friends and family updated on your adventures.
Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay.
Unlimited Check In emails included. Up to 200 annual Check-In or Help text messages to any mobile phone, worldwide, are also included in the plan. Additional text messages cost $0.10 USD per message.
ASK FOR HELP:
Request help from friends and family at your exact location. Unlimited Help emails included. Up to 200 annual Check-In or Help text messages to any mobile phone, worldwide, are also included in the plan. Additional text messages cost $0.10 USD per message.
$49.99/yr USD Tracking Upgrade Option
Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps 2122.
This price is only for the Spot device, not subscription plans.
Once purchased, you'll need to register and activate your device via the Official Spot Website.
The Basic plan (mandatory) includes SOS, Check-in/OK & Help/SPOT Assist features. This is a $115 US per year subscription.
Unlimited Check-in/OK, Help, and Custom Message emails are included. Up to 200 annual Check-in/OK, Help, or Custom Message text messages to any mobile phone, worldwide, are also included in the plan. Extra text messages are charged at $0.10 USD.
You can also subscribe to the additional Tracking plan for $49.99 US per year, which allows you to send and save your location.
For more information on service plans, click here.
SOS / 911: Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide
HOW IT WORKS:
Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to the GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled or until the batteries are depleted. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your GPS location and personal information which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country embassy or consulate, or other emergency search and rescue teams u2013 as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal.
Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a distress signal without exact location to GEOS, which will still notify your contacts of the signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.
9-1-1 EMERGENCY SERVICES POWERED BY GEOS Search and Rescue
Help: In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance. Additional SPOT Assist services can be purchased and programmed to your Help button as well.
HOW IT WORKS:
Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps showing your location.
Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a HELP message without exact location to your personal contacts.
Check-in/OK: This feature allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a pre-programmed message along with your GPS location. With a push of a button a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page or SPOT Adventure account.
HOW IT WORKS:
Once you have activated your SPOT Messenger and set up your account, you can change your contacts and customize your message at any time. When you push the Check-in/OK button, you send one pre-programmed message to your contacts. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Mapsshowing your location.
Custom Message: This feature allows you to let your friends and family now receive a custom message along with your GPS location with a push of a button. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT Assist service on your Help button.
The Custom Message functions exactly like your Check-in/OK message You can also have access to your waypoints in your SPOT account so you can review your route at a later date. Or link your SPOT account to SPOT Adventures and save a map of your adventures using your SPOT waypoints, and enhance the story with photos and a blog.
HOW IT WORKS:
Once you have activated your SPOT Messenger and set up your account, you can change your contacts and customize your message at any time. When you push the Check-in/OK button, you send one pre-programmed message to your contacts. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps showing your location.
Track Progress: This feature allows you to send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near real time using Google Maps. With your SPOT account you have the ability to set up a SPOT Shared Page which allows you to show your SPOT GPS locations to others on a Google Map.
HOW IT WORKS:
Once activated, SPOT acquires and sends your GPS coordinates to your SPOT account automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled. SPOT tracking must be reengaged to continue. Creating a SPOT Shared Page allows you to share your GPS route with your friends and family easily in near real time on the web through a personal link. You can make your Shared Page private or public. Your choice! Just share that url with your friends and family and they can easily track your adventures. You can also link your SPOT Messenger to SPOT Adventures, a social portal, where you can set up a profile and blog with others sharing their SPOT adventures.
Power: To turn SPOT on simply press and hold the ON/OFF button until the button blinks green. SPOT performs a self-diagnostic test. When power is ON, the button will blink green every 3 seconds. This is helpful for making SPOT more visible in the dark. To turn SPOT off, press and hold the ON/OFF button until the light stops bl
SPOT Message Schedule: SPOT is designed to provide outstanding quality and reliability. With a perfect view of the entire sky, the SPOT Messenger is designed to transmit virtually every message. In everyday conditions, the view of the sky is often blocked due to hills, buildings, or other obstructions so it is normal for some messages to be blocked. That is why the SPOT Messenger automatically sends multiple messages in every mode, giving you excellent overall reliability. In some modes this means multiple attempts to send the same message, while in other modes it means regularly updating GPS coordinates and sending a new message. Placement of your SPOT unit can make a difference. Experiment with placement until you are familiar with the reliability of your operating environment.
- Weight 147.4g
- Dimensions 94mm x 66mm x 25mm
- Coverage Spot works around the world, including virtually all of North America, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa and North eastern Asia and hundreds of thousands of miles offshore of these areas. Click here for coverage.
- Battery 3x AAA lithium
- Battery Life Under normal usage a fully battery charge should meet or exceed the following:
- Standby Mode : 94.7 days
- SPOT casting tracking mode: Approx 4.3 days
- SOS/Help: 2.8 days
- SPOT Check/OK Custom Messages: 350 messages.
- Operating Temp -30ºC to +60ºC
- Operating Altitude -100m to +6500m (-300ft to +21,000ft)
- Waterproof IPX7 standard. (Waterproof to 1meter for up to 30mins).
- Floats Yes
- Humidity Rated MIL-STD-810E Method 507.3, 95% to 100% condensing
- Salt Fog Rated Per MIL-STD-810E Method 509.3, 5% NaCl, 95% distilled water.
- Vibration Rated Per SAW J1455, Random 20Hz to 2000Hz, 0.04g2/Hz, one hour per axis
- Drop Rated Dropped twice on all sides from one meter onto hard surface.
- Ships with Removeable Case which provides Arm Band and Carabiner Attachment.
The Spot Satellite GPS Messenger introduces the next generation of personal satellite messaging and communications. Smaller, lighter and with enhanced GPS technology, the all new Spot GPS Messenger works represents exceptional value. The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger provides a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it, and emergency assistance when you need it. Using 100% satellite technology, SPOT works virtually anywhere in the world, even where cell phones dont all with the push of a button.
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Armband & Case
3 x AAA Energizer™ Lithium batteries