SPOT Spot GPS Satellite Messenger
Youve heard the stories before and thought, oh they were so close to being rescued before they all froze to death! If only they were carrying the SPOT GPS Satellite Messenger. Your mother is right, you just never know what will happen out there and you should always be ready for the worst case scenario. Unlike cell phones, this GPS personal locator device works around the world where you have a mostly unobstructed view of the sky to let it communicate with satellites. An affordable alternative to PLBs, satellite phones and cell-based GPS trackers, when you hit the SOS button SPOT notifies the rescue services nearest you so they can respond quickly in life threatening situations. Not just for emergencies, the Track Progress function on the SPOT Messenger will send your coordinates in near real time to your SPOT Shared Page where your trail of breadcrumbs is marked on Google Maps so friends and fans can keep track of your progress on an expedition. The SPOT GPS Messenger will be your new favorite check-in device while backpacking the PCT, cycling around the world, rowing your boat across the Atlantic, skiing to the North Pole or on any trip where staying in touch with your home base is all part of the fun.
- SOS 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 – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe
- Help function: in the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance; 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
- Check-in/OK function: 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
- Custom Message function: functions exactly like your Check-in/OK message but with a custom message you program in at home
- Track Progress function: 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; automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled
- Coverage: provides virtually full coverage in North America, Europe and Australia and also covers portions of South America, northern Africa and northeastern Asia, along with thousands of miles of offshore areas
- Operating Temp: -30C to 60C, -22F to 140F
- Operating Altitude: -100 m to +6,500 m, -328 ft to +21,320 ft
- Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
- Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455
- Battery: 3 AAA Energizer™ Lithium Ultimate 8X
- Anticipated Battery Life (Utilizing fully charged Energizer™ Ultimate 8x AAA Lithium batteries under the specified usage environments): 3 months (Power On, with 100% clear view of sky and with 50%-50% clear view - obstructed view); 6 days (SOS or Help if reactivated with 100% clear view of sky); 3 days (SOS or Help if reactivated with 50%-50% view-obstructed); 7 days (Track Progress 100% clear view of sky); 3.5 days (Track Progress with 50%-50% view-obstructed); 700 messages (Check-in/custom Message 100% clear view of sky); 350 messages (Check-in/custom Message with 50%-50% view-obstructed)
- Height: 3.7 in, 9.4 cm
- Width: 2.6 in, 6.6 cm
- Thickness: 1in, 2.5 cm
- Weight: 5.2 oz, 147.4 g
- Note: you will need to purchase a SPOT service plan to use some functions on this device
Purchase the SPOT Spot GPS Satellite Messenger from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.