SOS: Use this 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, 1-1-2 responders in Europe and AMSA in Australia.
Help: In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance.
Check-in/OK: This feature allows you to 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. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page.
Custom Message: This feature allows you to let your friends and family now receive a custom message along with your GPS location with a push of a button. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or specialized Help message.
Track Progress: This feature allows you to 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.
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. See coverage on findmespot.com for maps and current coverage.
Height: 87 mm
Width: 65 mm
Thickness: 25 mm
Operating Temp: -30C to 60C
Operating Altitude: -100m to +6,500m (-328ft to +21,320ft)
Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455
Battery Type: 4 x AAA Lithium - Approx 2200 messages, included
Mandatory service - US$220 per year basic satellite service subscription includes the ability to send messages and enable standard tracking.
SOS - Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location
CHECK IN (OK) - Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay
CUSTOM MESSAGE - Sends a custom message along with your GPS location with a push of a button.
ASK FOR HELP - Request help from friends and family at your exact location
The above messages are sent via email or via SMS. Annual subscription includes unlimited emails and 200 SMS (additional SMS charged at US$0.10/SMS)
TRACK PROGRESS - Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps.
SPOT Gen3's customized tracking features take your SPOT experience to the next level. Only with SPOT Gen3, is tracking motion-activated with Unlimited or Extreme tracking upgrades. A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do. (This is a great new battery-saving feature! And, you don't have to remember to re-set your tracking after 24 hours.)
See here for costings.
Unlimited Tracking - Set it and forget it. Pre-set your SPOT Gen3 to send tracks at the speed of your adventures. Change your tracks to send every 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. SPOT Gen3 will send tracks at your chosen rate for as long as your device is turned on and moving (no need to re-set after 24 hours). Tracking doesn't stop until you do.
Extreme Tracking - Get all of the great features of Unlimited Tracking, but with the added ability to vary your track rate down to every 2 ½ minutes. Don't miss a step with increased track rates!
In the box:
- SPOT Gen3 device
- 4 * AAA lithium batteries
- Users Guide
- USB cable
SPOT Gen3 v SPOT 2 - what are the differences ?
- smaller, lighter
- more sensitive GPS receiver
- motion sensitive tracking
- 4 AAA's vs 3 AAA' batteries
- Longer battery life. Approx 2200 messages per set of Lithium batteries
- External power option
- Variable tracking options (additional cost), 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes