- Sorry, this item is not available in
- Image not available
- To view this video download Flash Player
|Price:||$109.99 + $4.97 shipping|
The most important feature, however, is Spot's ability to call 911 in the event of a life-threatening or other critical emergency. Once activated, Spot will acquire your exact coordinates from the GPS network, and then send that location along with a distress message to a GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled. The Emergency Response Center will then notify the appropriate emergency responders based on your location and personal information. Responders may include local police, the highway patrol, the Coast Guard, an embassy or consulate, or other emergency response and search-and-rescue teams. Even if Spot can't acquire its location from the GPS network, it will still attempt to send a distress signal--without your exact location--to the Emergency Response Center, which will still notify your emergency contacts of the signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.
Spot works around the world, including in virtually all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia, and portions of South America, Northern Africa, and Northeastern Asia. And provided you're in a good coverage area, Spot offers a 99 percent probability of sending a successful message within 20 minutes. As a result, Spot is ideal for anyone with a taste for outdoor adventures, including boaters, kayakers, sailboarders, archaeologists, skiers, climbers, pilots, business travelers, snowshoers, and just about anyone else.
Spot requires two AA lithium batteries, with a battery life of up to one year in standby mode, 14 days in SpotCasting mode, or 7 days in 911 mode. And thanks to the water-resistant housing (safe in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes), you needn't worry about using Spot in adverse conditions. Spot measures a compact 2.75 by 4.38 by 1.5 inches (W x H x D), weighs 7.37 ounces, and carries a one-year limited warranty.
Spot employs a GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, then sends its location to the recipient of your choice, complete with a link to Google Maps and a pre-programmed message.
Would you like to give feedback on images?
I got a call from a SPOT customer service rep one day asking me about signing up for an additional year of service.
About this product: it is not a personal locator beacon and if you wish to use this solely for emergencies, I would recommend another product.
Don't waste your money on this expensive trinket that at the end of the day will not bring you or your loved ones peace of mind.
We're 70+ years old and go out long distances on 4-wheelers in the Rockies. This gadget allows our kids to keep track of our safety and know where we are.Published 2 months ago by Skeleton
I returned this. Sadly, there is a yearly fee for it's use that isn't mentioned up front in the product information. I didn't realize and that made this item cost prohibitive.Published 4 months ago by Elizabeth Nussbaum
We purchased this device to track a weather balloon. It performed very poorly and eventually cost us a few hundred dollars of lost equipment. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Palmer J. Swanson
Here is an article with pictures on a recent rescue of three snowmobilers:
ksl.com January 12, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - A trio of snowmobilers in Wasatch County... Read more
Compared to the emergency locators that run off govt. satellites, this unit is cheaper initially, but then requires a annual activation fee for use of their private satellite... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Bryan
I've had my SPOT for three years. It's terrific for sending OK messages! Never yet have I had to call my friends for help or press 911. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Paula
This SPOT Personal Tracker was used, but you couldn't tell. It's in perfect condition. It's exactly like I expected it to be and I am impressed with the condition. Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by jmon51
We bought this to use in the aircraft, as a back-up to our tracking system. It works as advertised, a few times the links don't show up in real-time, there was a delay. Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Amazon Cnd shopper