Today’s smartphones provide a level of social connection far beyond what we imagined just a few years ago. But when you go beyond the reach of the grid, your smartphone needs the help of SPOT Connect to keep you in touch with friends, family, and emergency personnel.
Simply pair your smartphone with SPOT Connect, and get connected to a global satellite network that lets you send messages and GPS coordinates from virtually anywhere on the planet. Update Twitter and Facebook. Send email and text messages. Request non-emergency help from professional service providers. And in the case of a critical emergency, send an SOS message requesting emergency assistance.
SOS: Emergency assistance request sent with your GPS location to GEOS every 5 min until batteries die or until cancelled The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.
Help: Request help from friends and family every 5 min for 1 hour. Up to 10 contacts via SMS & email
Check-in/OK: Send a pre-defined message allowing your friends and family know that all is OK 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 or SPOT Adventure account.
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. (Additional service required).
Send messages from virtually anywhere via satellite
Type & Send message (41 character) or Predefined message (120 character) options (Additional charges apply for Type & Send and Track Progress service plans.)
Track Progress on Google Maps™ or SPOT Adventures page*
Integrates with SPOTadventures.com and popular social destinations
Smartphone app for operation and detailed status
On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
Size:3” x 2.6” x 1.2” (7.6 cm x 6.6 cm x 3.2 cm)
Weight: 4.9 oz (w/ batteries)
GPS Lat. Lon. datum format: WGS-84
Operating Environment: Operating temperatures: -13°F to +140°F
(-25°C to +60°C); Altitude: -328 ft to 21,325 ft
(-100 m to +6500 m); IPX7 Waterproof: Up to a depth of 1 meter
for up to 30 minutes
Bluetooth range ~30 feet
Certifications: FCC, IC, WEEE, SAR, RoHS, CE
Satellite Technology:GPS accuracy: 32.8 ft (10 m) location accuracy
Commercial satellites (LEO): 1610-1620 MHz L-band frequency
Visibility: 1 to 4 at any one time
More satellites for SOS detection than anyone for faster signal detection.
BATTERY Type: 2 AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8X (L91)