is a small, portable, multi-function device that; acts as a satellite emergency
locator, provides real-time location tracking over the web (using Google Earth)
to friends and family members, and allows you to send one way SMS text (or
email) messages in areas where you can't get cellular or internet access.
The new 2nd Generation SPOT features:
- 30% Smaller and 30% Lighter than the original SPOT
- Advanced GPS provides faster GPS acquisition
- GPS acquisition light
- Custom message button
- Enhanced antenna performance
- Dedicated tracking button
- Improved tracking performance
- Safety covers over S.O.S. and Help buttons
- Replaceable button covers
- Illuminated buttons
- Message sent indicator light
- Includes armband case
- Recyclable packaging
The SPOT Personal Tracker raised the safety factor for millions who
took to the outdoors each year. SPOT
notifies friends, family or an international rescue coordination center with
your GPS location and status based on situation and need - all with the push of
Some reasons why pilots are excited
- You're thirty minutes out from your destination,
descending from 11,500' and want someone to pick you up at the
airport when you land. There's no way to get any get any cell phone
service, but SPOT can send an email or SMS text message immediately
- You're planning a trip of a lifetime flying above the
Alaskan Highway and deep into Alaska. Your friends and family are
both worried and excited about your trip. With SPOT on-board, your exact position can be displayed
online, via Google Earth, to anyone you choose. Your
friends and family can follow your great journey and feel comfort in
knowing exactly where you are at any time.
- You're on that same trip through Alaska and you have an
issue that forces an emergency landing. You make a perfect landing
on the shore of a river but now you're in the middle of nowhere.
Count on SPOT, its' satellite
coverage and built-in GPS receiver, to dispatch emergency responders
to your exact location.
- You run a flight school with ten airplanes and have
rental aircraft going in every direction. With a SPOT in each airplane, you can track
the real-time position of all of your aircraft, online 24 hours a
The SPOT device is something completely new and different from anything
else on the market.
allows you to:
SOS / 911:
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 and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.
Help: In the event of a
non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your
personal contacts that you need assistance. Additional SPOT Assist services can be purchased and programmed to your Help
button as well. When activated with SPOT
Assist, the Help button will notify professional services either on the land or
water. SPOT has partnered with
national service providers to offer non-life threatening assistance.
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 or SPOT Adventure account.
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 transfer your personal help alert to this message
function if you are using a SPOT
Assist service on your Help button.
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.