SPOT Gen 3 Satellite Messanger
This is the newest and most capable of the famous SPOT tracker line.
Winner of the 2008 WSJ Technology Innovation Award
The SPOT Gen 3 “Satellite Personal Tracker” also known as the SPOT Locator unit has more features and services than other Emergency Handheld GPS Personal Location Beacon units selling for over $1000.00
Never be lost, stranded or be in potentially 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:
- “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
The SPOT II “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 4 easy to replace AAA lithium or Energizer NiMH reusable batteries
- Standby battery life approximately 12 months
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 II send messages to family, friends, or the authorities it also provides GPS accuracy on your location. The SPOT Tracker satellite messenger gives a location within 20 feet of accuracy. The SPOT Gen 3 Locator 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 Tracker 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 messenger system. They process over 6 million messages a month or approximately 2.3 messages per second. The SPOT Tracker 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. Learn more about SPOT’s Service
Spot Satellite Messenger $169.95
- Spot II Service
- Spot Tracker Coverage
- Spot and Globalstar
- Globalstar Spot II Battery Life
- Spot User Guide
- Emergency FAQs
Spot Messenger Stories and Resources:
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Customer Experience with the Spot Messenger
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