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 is designed for maximum reliability for people who travel or work out of coverage of GSM networks. SPOT performs a self-diagnostic test each time it is powered on. Additionally, Spot strongly recommends that you send and verify an OK/Check message each time before use. This allows you to evaluate your entire messaging system, from the operational condition of the messenger to the readiness of those you've chosen to notify of your messages.
SPOT has a rugged waterproof construction, floats, and is functional in extreme temperatures and climates. It uses AA lithium batteries that have a standby of approximately 12 months. It is light and easy to transport with coverage in practically all of the continental United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Australia, sections of South America, Northern Africa, and Northeastern Asia. This also has coverage in hundreds or thousands of miles offshore to these areas. It operates efficiently whether it is connected to a GSM network or to Thuraya's powerful satellite network, and is capable of altering between them to adapt to the needs of frequent travelers.
Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to a GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your location and personal information – which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country’s embassy or consulate, or other emergency response or search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contact person(s) 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 the Emergency Response Center, which will still notify your contacts of the signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.
SOS - Emergency assistance request sent with your GPS location to GEOS every 5 min until batteries die or until cancelled Help/SPOT Assist: Request help from friends and family every 5 min for 1 hour. Up to 10 contacts– phone & email.
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. When activated with SPOT Assist, the Help button will notify professional services either on the land or water. SPOT has partnered with national service providers to offer non-life threatening assistance.
Check-in/OK - Lets contacts know where you are and that you're okay. Up to 10 contacts–phone & email. Sends message 3 times within 20 minutes to help ensure successful transmission, posts only one.
Custom Message - This feature allows you to let your friends and family know 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 - Acquires your GPS location every 10 minutes for 24 hours. Sends each location one time. Previous 2 track points sent with current track point helping ensure consistent recording of movements Emergency Response Center: GEOS is operational 7 days/wk. 365 days a year, operating out of Houston, Texas (2 addl. backup locations)
History Review - Review all Check-in/OK, Track, Alert SOS, and Help locations via fi ndmespot.com using Google Maps for up to 30 days
Shared Page - You can share messages and locations with others via a personal shared page (optional password protection) or SPOT Adventures account at www.spotadventures.com. Live data viewing up to 7 days, data storage in account up to 30 days. Can have up to 10 shared pages
|Specs:||-Size: 3.7" x 2.6" x 1.0" (9.4 x 6.6 x 2.5 cm)|
-Wt: 5.2 oz (147.4 g)
-GPS Lat. Lon. datum format: WGS-84
|Operating Environment:||Temperature: -22°F to +140°F (-30°C to +60°C)|
Altitude: -328 ft to 21,325 ft (-100 m to +6500 m)
Humidity: MIL-STD 810E Method 509.3, 5% NaCl, 95% distilled water
Vibration: Per SAE J1455, Random, 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 0.04g_/Hz
Waterproof: Up to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
|Battery (with 100% clear view of sky):|| |
|Power On||~ 3 months|
|SOS||~ 6 days|
|Track Progress||~ 7 days|
|Check-In / Custom Message||~ 700 messages|
|Stored||Several years with properly installed AAA Energizer®|
Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92)
|Certifi cations:||FCC, IC, WEEE, SAR, RoHS, CE|
|Export Data:||CSV (spreadsheet), KML (Google Earth™),|
GPX (GPS data), SPOT Adventures.com