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|by Mike Downey on December 29, 2008 42,872 views
The SPoT unit is wonderful - gives you and your loved ones a lot of peace of mind if you're off the beaten path. Even more useful than a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon), in my opinion. If you're on a motorcycle, you need … (view more)
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Written by Lizard Wizard
Long Beach, CA
June 1, 2012
REMOTE FIELD TRIPS WITH STUDENTSI travel extensively in the deserts of Nevada, eastern California, and Oregon for field research and am often out of c … More
•Pros: provides real peace of mind and is easy to use
10 viewers found this helpful.
Written by davidb1957
Baie Comeau, Que
May 10, 2012
PRICE CHANGEService was $99yr. I was charged $145. for this coming year. The crazy part is the yearly subscription on their site … More
•Cons: price for service is at their whim. !!
•Recommend? NO OPINION
27 viewers found this helpful.
Written by Aaron
April 15, 2011
LITTLE OR NO TRACKING:SUBSCRIPTION INCREASE $62 ?I was one of the first few thousand to get a messenger. At the beginning the SPOT customer service was rude or non-ex … More
83 viewers found this helpful.
Written by ATV Trainer
December 15, 2010
CAREFULLY READ THE DIRECTIONSUse it for ATVing in the back country. Have had mine for nearly 3 years and while I have had full services, it only … More
•Pros: family feels better
•Cons: not 100% reliable in an emergency
88 viewers found this helpful.
Written by Paddlinfool
September 27, 2010
PLAN "B" IS NOW UNDERWAYOne of my better ideas...My wife now feels a little less apprehensive when I go out and hit the boonies. She now knows … More
•Pros: easy to operate
•Cons: co-ordinates do not match my garmin gps
94 viewers found this helpful.
With the SPOT Satellite Messenger, you and your loved ones have peace of mind knowing help is always within reach. SPOT is the only device of its kind, using the GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, and then sending its location - with a link to Google Maps - and a pre-programmed message via a commercial satellite network. And unlike Personal Locator Beacons, SPOT does more than just call for help. Tracking your progress, checking in with loved ones, and non-emergency assistance are also available, all at the push of a button. And because it uses 100% satellite technology, SPOT works around the world - even where cell phones don't.
SPOT Satellite Tracker Main Functions:
Check-in with SPOT - Let your family, friends, and CoWorkers know you're okay, or just save your location for future viewing on the SPOT web service. This feature is great for marking a favorite location or letting your loved ones know you are running late. Your saved contacts are able to get a text message with your current GPS location and or an email with a link to Google maps to view the position on high resolution satellite images. Check-in can be used to let your boss know you are all right when you are working alone in the field. You no longer have to drive to a location with cellular coverage. Any where within the Globalstar satellite footprint you can send your Check-in message. No more phone calls to office to let them know you are okay, just one button press.
SPOT Track Progress - Track your progress around the world. Simply by holding the Check-in button down for 5 seconds or more to put the SPOT satellite tracker into track mode. Now a update will be sent every ten minutes for you to review when you get back to your computer with internet access. You can provide your boss, friends or family with a SPOT login to your account, so they can see the progress of your voyage. You can export the collected track data in KML (Google format) or GPX (General GPS format) to be viewed in external GPS mapping programs.
Help! from Family and Friends - Sometimes you need a little help but you don't need the emergency services dispatch. For those non life-threatening emergencies you can use the "HELP" button to send your request for assistance to friends, family, and co-workers. They will immediately know where you are to come give you a hand in your current situation. When activated, the SPOT will send your position every 5 minutes for one hour or until you cancel the "HELP" option.
Help! with Roadside Assistance - Using the SPOT help feature you can get Roadside assistance if you are close to a mapped road. SPOT Assist's roadside service will offer 24/7 roadside assistance in the United States and Canada in Spring 2009. Using your national roadside assistance provider the SPOT will pinpoint your location for the service provider to ensure quick service when you are stuck by the road. No more guessing where you are and then trying to translate that location to the roadside assistance provider. They will find you with pin point accuracy.
911 - Press and hold the 9-1-1 button to alert emergency responders of life-threatening events. The GEOS Emergency Response Center will work with public response agencies around the world, and call your emergency contacts to find out more about your situation and keep them informed of rescue progress. GEOS works with all rescue agencies from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and Coast Guard to local urban and rural 9-1-1 call centers. Optionally, GEOS will also dispatch private rescue agencies in those countries where public resources won't do. 911 sends a message and location update every 5 minutes until canceled.
SPOT Satellite Tracker Coverage Map:
SPOT Pricing and Service:
The SPOT satellite messenger uses the Globalstar data communications network which is separate from the voice service. The SPOT annual fees for the data communications is listed below. These costs are by far the best for satellite data communications.
- $99.99 USD/year: Basic satellite service subscription.
- SPOT ALERT 9-1-1: Dispatch emergency responders to your location. Unlimited usage included.
- SPOT CHECK IN: Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay. Unlimited usage included.
- SPOT ASK FOR HELP: Request help from friends and family at your location. Unlimited usage included.
- $7.95* USD/year: SPOT Insurance, GEOS Search and Rescue Benefit.
Provides up to $100,000 USD of additional search and rescue resources, including helicopter extraction around the world and reimbursement benefits - underwritten by Lloyd's of London - for any emergency service expenses incurred. For more information, including terms and conditions, visit http://www.geosalliance.com/sar
(* price if purchased at initial activation. $150.00 USD afterwards)
- $49.99 USD/year: Tracking Upgrade Option.
Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps. This upgrade is highly recommended by GPS City for anyone who will use the SPOT Track progress feature. Do not forget to get insurance so you are not billed for your rescue!
- $30 USD/year: Roadside Assistance Option.
Just press the Help button to receive 24/7 Roadside assistance through the trusted Nation Safe Driver system. At a price lower than the popular OnStar service, you can receive have roadside assistance sent directly to your current GPS location. The SPOT system uses satellite communication so help is on its way no matter where you are. Even if you have no cell service, you will still be able to request roadside assistance using SPOT. Services include roadside towing, auto-accident assistance, fuel services, tire repair, battery service, and lost keys or lockouts
Spot Terms and Conditions:
Please read the SPOT Satellite messenger Terms and Conditions carefully.
||Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
||11.1 x 6.9 x 4.4 cm
||2 AA batteries Lithium strongly recommended
||1 year- Power ON, 14 days- in track mode, 7 days- in 9-1-1
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Timothy K. FL, May 22/13
|Wow, the manufacturers could learn a few things from GPS City! Thoroughly enjoyed the extensive video tutorials and comparisons. I really hope I am as happy with this product as I am with the buying experience at GPS City!|
Wayne S. TN, May 19/13
|Best price I found on the net - and free shipping make this a real deal!|
Dov F. NY, May 14/13
|Easy site to search,setup acct and order|
Ken D. NY, May 13/13
|RAM Mounts referred, thanks!|
Diana C. CO, May 13/13
|Excellent service and ease of ordering|
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