SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

11Jul10

Going on a camping trip or out trekking through the wilderness?  Then you’ll absolutely need the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.  The SPOT is a life-saver in that it can notify your friends and family of your location  with the push of a button.  It works using Satellite technology which determines your location and status and transmits it to whomever you choose.  I love the fact you can let loved ones know your location and that your safe without the use of a cell phone if coverage is not available where you are.  SPOT also offers emergency help if needed with the push of a button.  What makes SPOT different then typical GPS systems which only track your location is the outward communication available to friends and family.  You can send them messages updating them on your progress, location, to let them know your safe, or just to say hello.  They can even SEE your progress by checking on Google Maps, which charts and saves your waypoints from the SPOT.  It’s truly the only piece of technology you need to bring along – and even more than that, it’s a piece of mind – not only for you but for your loved ones too!

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Description & Specs from SPOT:

SPOT Personal Locator Beacon allows you to communicate in places where cell phones don’t work and in ways that GPS devices can’t. SPOT Personal Locator Beacon uses 100% satellite technology and offers the option of a basic service plan with upgrades.


Features
• Alert 9-1-1: Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location
• Check in: Let contacts know where you are and that you are okay
• Help: Request help from friends and family at your exact location
• Track: Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps


How it Works
• GPS satellites provide coordinates
• SPOT Messenger’s onboard GPS chip determines your exact coordinates and sends your location and message to SPOT’s commercial satellite system
• SPOT commercial satellites relay your message to specific satellite antennas around the world
• Satellite antenna and supporting equipment route your message and location to the appropriate network
• Your message is delivered accordning to instructions via textmessage, email or emergency notification to the appropriate service


Specifications
• Integral belt clip
• Weight: 7.37 ounces
• Dimensions: 4.38″ x 2.75″ x 1.75″
• 2 Lithium ion batteries

* Please note that I was given this product for review on behalf of the company.  All opinions are entirely my own – others who may use this product may have a different opinion.  I was given no monetary compensation for this review.


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