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Works great, with a trick
on August 6, 2012
Got this just in case have extreme emergency situation (i.e., can't hike out) during our extensive back country driving in southern Utah. Not hard to set-up but think their website could be clearer that requires an I-phone or phone with Android (says this on the box but didn't see it on the website). I'm using it with an AT&T Samsung Captivate Glide.
The trick that I discovered is that while Spot paired easily with the phone via blue tooth, it wouldn't actually connect most of the time--sometimes yes, but most times just kept trying but didn't happen. However, discovered that if I turn the blue tooth off on the phone, turn on Spot, open up Spot app on the phone, it starts to connect, asks if it can turn on blue tooth, and when clicked, it does that and they connect.
Hope we only use it when we need to tell our contact people we are OK and staying out a day longer than expected, but also good to know we have the SOS capability if needed.