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Spot GPS Satellite Messenger

 

The great outdoors can be a big, uncertain place. But you’ve just purchased the most peace of mind available for the active outdoor adventurer or smartly-prepared individual. SPOT is the world’s first

satellite messenger, using the GPS satellite system to determine your location and communications satellites to transmit that information to the chosen recipient. SPOT gives you and your loved ones peace of mind by allowing you to notify them or a GEOS International 9-1-1 Emergency Response Center of your exact location via Google Maps™, and to send for assistance in time of need around the world, completely independent of cellular phone or other land-based radio coverage. To begin using SPOT, visit findmespot.com to select a service plan and activate.

 

How SPOT works:

1. GPS satellites provide coordinates.

2. SPOT messenger’s onboard GPS chip determines your exact coordinates and sends your location and message to the SPOT satellite system.

3. SPOT commercial satellites relay your message to specific satellite antennas around the world.

4. Satellite antennas and supporting equipment route your message and location to the appropriate network.

5. Your message is delivered according to your instructions via text message, email or emergency notification via the response center.

 

Powered by Google Maps™

When SPOT sends a text or email message to one of your contacts or to a GEOS International 9-1-1 Emergency Response Center, it includes your exact coordinates and a web link to view your location using Google Maps™.

 

FEATURES

SPOT is the world’s first satellite messenger. SPOT sends your exact GPS coordinates and selected messages over commercial satellites to tell others of your location and status.

SPOT works around the world, independently of cellular networks.

SPOT features four key functions that enable users to send messages to friends, family or emergency responders, based upon varying levels of need:

o Alert 9-1-1 – Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location

o Ask for Help – Request help from friends and family in your exact location

o Check In – Let contacts know where you are and that you’re okay

o Track Progress – Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™

▪ SPOT uses the GPS satellite system to determine a user’s location and the SPOT satellite network to transmit that location and the user’s status.

▪ The SPOT satellite network is a commercial satellite network with a proven 99.4% reliability rate while processing over 6 million messages a month – the equivalent of 2.3 messages per second.

 

  

Software: Works well with Google Earth

 

  Tech Specs

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Satellite coverage works around the world, independently of cellular systems, with outstanding reliability.

• 7.37 ounces

• More affordable and more functional than Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), cellular-based GPS trackers, and comparable handheld devices.

Service Fee: $99 USD annual OR $9.99 USD monthly subscription charge. Optional features including automatic tracking service (SPOTcasting) and guaranteed extraction service for countries or regions with non-responsive emergency services.

Coverage

SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of North America, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa and Northeastern Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas.

 

Battery Life

Includes 2 AA lithium batteries; under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed the following:
o Power on, unused: Approx. 1 year

o SPOTcasting tracking mode: Approx. 14 days

o 9-1-1 mode: Up to 7 consecutive days

o SPOTcheck OK/√: 1900 messages

Operating Conditions

SPOT works around the world virtually anywhere

• Operating Temperatures: -40F to +185F

• Operating Altitude: -300ft to +21,000ft

• Floats in water

• Waterproof to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes

• Humidity Rated:

o MIL-STD-810E Method 507.3, 95% to 100% condensing

• Salt Fog Rated

o Per MIL_STD 810E Method 509.3, 5% NaCl, 95% distilled water

• Vibration

o Per SAE J1455

o Random, 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 0.04g2/Hz, one hour per axis

• Drop

o Dropped twice on all six sides from one meter onto hard surface.

 

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