Hiking Camping Emergency GPS Tracking Personal Locator
The SPOT "Satellite Personal Tracker" unit has more features and services than other Emergency Handheld GPS Personal Location Beacon units selling for over $1000.00
Alert 911" button dispatches emergency responders to an exact location
Ask for "Help" button sends a request for help to friends and family
"Check In" button lets your contacts know where you are and that you are okay
"Track Progress" sends and saves your location and allows contacts to track your progress using Google Maps. See example.
GPS location coordinates accurate to within 20 feet
99.4% Satellite Reliability Using a 48 Satellite Constellation
Weight 7.37 ounces
Dimensions 4.38 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches
Operating temperature range -40 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit
Uses easy to replace AA lithium batteries
Standby battery life approximately 12 months
Never be lost, stranded or be in potentially in life threatening situations in remote areas beyond the range of cellular phones.
Now, with Spot Satellite Messenger you can send a message for help or tell family members, friends or the emergency responders where to find you using GPS accuracy regardless of cellular coverage. Help is just a push button away!
SPOT's message and tracking functions enable users to send messages to friends, family or emergency responders, based upon varying levels of need and to visually track the location of the SPOT Satellite Messenger:
Who needs a SPOT unit?
Hikers, Campers & Hunters
Cross Country and Downhill Skiers
Long Distance Drivers & Truckers
Recreational and Professional Pilots
Anyone Who Lives In Remote Locations
Recreational and Professional Boaters
Cross Country and Downhill Skiers
Anyone that travels outside of cellular range
This is an essential line of communication in emergency situations. There are over 64 million consumers in the United States that are outdoor enthusiasts. The National Association for Search and Rescue has participated in an estimated 50,000 or more search and rescue missions each year. These rescues usually begin and the rescuers have no inclination where the victim may be located. Not only can SPOT send messages to family, friends, or the authorities it also provides GPS accuracy on your location. The SPOT satellite messenger gives a location within 20 feet of accuracy. The SPOT is great for commercial lone worker safety applications or for people who live in areas where natural disasters may occur. Drivers who drive outside their cell phone coverage area would also benefit from this valuable tool.
SPOT Satellite Messenger 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.
There is a proven 99.4% reliability with the SPOT system. They process over 6 million messages a month or approximately 2.3 messages per second. The SPOT network uses a GPS satellite system to verify a user's location.
Optional unlimited tracking service will transmit your location to friends and family using Google maps every 10 minutes for a 24 hour period. Tracking can be reactivated by the user of the spot unit by a press of a button.
When SPOT is purchased 2 lithium batteries are provided. Users need to understand that only lithium batteries will work with the SPOT. One of our testers had inserted alkaline batteries inside SPOT and the unit quit working from then on. The battery life of SPOT under normal usage includes approximately one year if it is powered on and unused. When tracking or SPOTcasting the unit battery life is approximately 14 days. In this mode a message is sent every 10 minutes. When the 911 mode is active batteries should last up to 7 consecutive days. There is a message sent every 5 minutes in 911 mode. SPOT should be able to send up to 1900 OK messages with the lithium batteries. We recommend always having a back up in case of emergency.
$99 USD/yr basic satellite service subscription includes:
ALERT 9-1-1: Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location. Unlimited usage included.
CHECK IN: Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay. Unlimited usage included.
ASK FOR HELP: Request help from friends and family at your exact location. Unlimited usage included.
ALERT 9-1-1:Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location. Unlimited usage included.
$49.99/yr USD Tracking Upgrade Option Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google MapsTM.
GEOS Search & Rescue Benefit
$7.95/yr USD (if purchased at initial activation. $150.00 USD afterwards) 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.