SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger now In Stock!
Global Telesat Communications are pleased to announce we are now stocking SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. This is the 2nd version of the popular personal tracker and essential for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities which may lead them into remote areas.
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger provides a link to friends and family and emergency assistance using satellite technology. SPOT works virtually anywhere even when mobile phones won’t. At the push of a button, you can send your location to friends and family. Your location can be sent by email and SMS to let them know via Google Maps how your journey is progressing. Additionally, you can send your GPS location to the GEOS International Emergency Response Center who will alert the local emergency services to your location. This gives you great peace of mind in case of emergency.
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger is priced at £159.00 inc. VAT and is available now for next day delivery. The device also requires that you purchase an annual subscription fee which is obtained directly from SPOT. This is priced at €99.00 a year and includes unlimited messages.
An example of the maps created by a SPOT Shared Page and the device itself.
Life-Saving SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
One of the first rescues assisted by SPOT documented in the UK was in the Scottish Highlands. Niels Vinther, who had only bought his SPOT device the month before, was walking alone when he began to suffer from excruciating stomach pains. 15 miles south of Fort William, his emergency signal initiated by his SPOT 911 alerted emergency services. As a result, a Royal Navy helicopter used his GPS signal to rescue him. Niels says “With SPOT at my disposal I feel confident when getting back out into the great outdoors. I am able to keep friends and family in the loop, adding to my peace of mind. Also, the device will be great if I find others in need of assistance, who may not have such a handy device at their disposal.” Read more on this story...
Another rescue aided by SPOT took place in August 2008 in Dartmoor, Devon. The device was used to save two young walkers suffering from exhaustion and hypothermia. There was no mobile signal which prevented the walkers from contacting the emergency services in the usual way and so SPOT was called upon – within an hour the two injured individuals were picked up by an RAF helicopter and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Read more on this story...
Track Progress Feature
A great additional service available for an extra €39.00 a year is the Track Progress feature. This allows you to continuously send and save your location for friends and family. Consequently, they can track your journey in near real time using Google Maps. Once the button is activated messages are automatically sent every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until cancelled. Creating a SPOT Shared Page allows you to share your journey progress in near real time on the web with friends and family - just give them the URL.