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SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

Item # 427340
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Key Features

  • Works around the world, including offshore

  • 100% satellite technology

  • Features 5 key functions based upon need

  • Works even where cell phones don't


Our Price  $119.99
Sale Price  $99.99

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Product Description
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 don't - all with the push of a button. SPOT features 5 key functions that enable users to send messages to friends, family, or emergency responders, based upon varying levels of need. SOS/911 signals emergency responders of your exact GPS location. In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, HELP notifies your personal contacts that you need assistance. CHECK-IN/OK lets your friends and family know where you are and that you're ok. CUSTOM MESSAGE allows you to let your friends and family receive a custom message along with your GPS location. TRACK PROGRESS saves your location and allows contacts to track your progress using Google Maps. 3.7" x 2.6" x 1". Weighs 5.2 oz.

In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, HELP notifies your personal contacts that you need assistance. SPOT sends 1 message every 5 minutes for 1 hour or until Help is canceled. (Additional SPOT Assist services can be purchased to notify professional services either on the land or water.)

CHECK-IN/OK lets your friends and family know where you are and that you're ok. 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. SPOT sends 3 identical messages to the SPOT service for redundancy. The first of those 3 messages is delivered.

CUSTOM MESSAGE allows you to let your friends and family 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.

TRACK PROGRESS saves your location and allows contacts to track your progress using Google Maps. SPOT sends one message every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until SPOT is powered off.

Height: 3.7" (9.4 cm), Width: 2.6" (6.6 cm), Thickness: 1" (2.5 cm), Weight: 5.2 oz (147.4g), Operating Temp: -30C to 60C (-22F to 140F), Operating Altitude: -100m to +6,500m (-328ft to +21,320ft), Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond., Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455, Battery Type: 3 AAA Energizer Lithium Ultimate 8X. Model: SPOT-20.

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SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
 
3.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Won't go into the woods without it

      By NF Native Son

      from Niagara Falls NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Hunting

        Comments about SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger:

        I let my grown kids know that I'm okay in the woods and on the road , I hope I never have to use the emergency 911 button , but it is a nice feature to have .

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Wife feels better.

        By Bottom Line

        from Fairfield, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good at showing location
        • Have more than 1 profile
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Need tracking
        • Takes few minutes to send
        • Time to setup profiles

        Best Uses

        • Fishing
        • Hunting

        Comments about SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger:

        Appears you can only check in every X number of hours. Can not use check in or comment to track movement. I used check in to let family know I was in the woods ready to hunt and comment to let them know I was out of the woods. Looks like I will be pay to add tracking. Can setup different profiles. Plan to have a profile for hunting, fishing with Dad, and one for my wife when she goes fishing by herself. Will cost $150 a year for basic and tracking. Does take 15 - 20 minutes to setup each profile. Not sure how long the batteries will last.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        So far OK.

        By Mark

        from Middleton, WI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Waterproofing
        • Rugged
        • Since of security

        Cons

        • Expensive Service Aggreem
        • Short Battery life
        • Trees blocked tracking

        Best Uses

        • Out in the wildness
        • Out of cell phone service

        Comments about SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger:

        I am up to over $200/year for service fees. That is a lot of money for a little piece of mind for a few outing a year. The best batteries will only last 7 days in tracking mode. Will need spare batteries for every outing. Was on the bike trails and tracking mode missed lots more locations then it got. The most I got was three locations @ 10 minutes intervails for several hours tracking. Did not make a usfull trip documentation.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Ideal product for my travels

        By Chief

        from Chesapeake, VA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger:

            Great tool for family and freinds to know where I am and that I am safe on cross country motorcycle trips. Also a great tool for this same purpose during my extended hunting trips.Product would get 5 stars, but I dropped a star as the comapny website ([@]) can be tricky to navigate and complete certain aspects.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            1-way system NOT RELIABLE

            By Tim McCarthy

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design

            Cons

            • 1-way only
            • Difficult To Use
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Waterskiing

            Comments about SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger:

            Bought the SPOT to have emergency communications - but as a 1 way device, I am always guessing, did the message get through or not?

            Granted, the technology is good, but if the unit cannot communicate back to me, I often spend minutes upon minutes leaving the device to transmit, and the waiting game is a drag.

            Im also dissapointed that when I tried a demo SPOT Connect, it was not easy to use. Bluetooth would hardly pair up with my iPhone, and when it did I found the 40 characters limiting. Again, I think SPOT is a great concept, but in practice it just does not deliver as advertised.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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