The SPOT Gen3 provides a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it, and emergency assistance when you need it. It is proven to be one of the best value for money lifesaving and communications devices that you can carry when travelling in remote areas.
In fact, the SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger is part of the multiple award winning range of SPOT tracker devices designed to offer one way personal communications, SOS alerting and follow-me tracking all with the push of a button.
What is Included?
- SPOT Gen3 Tracker
- USB Cable
- Lithium Batteries
- Quick Start Guide
SPOT Gen3 Key Features:
This SPOT tracker lets family and friends know you're OK, or if the worst should happen, sends your GPS location to emergency responders. When you're on the move, the SPOT Gen3 can transmit your GPS coordinates from as little as every 2.5 minutes so you can share your adventures in near real-time, and it has a motion sensor to avoid unnecessary tracks when you're stationary.
This SPOT Tracker provides a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel into remote areas where regular forms of communication are unavailable. The tracker's SOS function can be used in the unfortunate event of an emergency scenario or other life-threatening situation.
Once activated, the SPOT tracker will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordinating Center every five minutes until cancelled or until the batteries are depleted. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your GPS location and personal data as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal.
The SPOT Gen3 tracker's Help function acts as a less serious version of the SOS function. SPOT Help can be used for circumstances which are not immediately dangerous and will alert your own contacts to your situation.
This SPOT Tracker's Check-in button is a simple feature which transmits a message to reassure your family, friends, or colleagues that all is well, or that you have reached your destination. Up to 10 contacts can be set up and all tracking points automatically save to your SPOT account. Your contacts will receive either a text with your message and coordinates, or an email featuring a Google Maps link to your location.
This button will send a pre-written message to your chosen contacts, along with your current GPS location, for a more detailed response or a secondary ‘help’ message when used with the SPOT Assist service. Your contacts will receive either a text with your message and coordinates, or an email featuring a Google Maps link to your location.
SPOT Track Progress
SPOT Gen 3 allows you to transmit your GPS coordinates every 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Additionally, the new Unlimited and Extreme tracking plans will send messages until you turn off your SPOT Tracker so there is no need to reset after 24 hours. Friends, family and colleagues can view your current and past tracks online. SPOT Gen3 has the following battery life based on the tracking frequencies show:
- 2.5 min tracking interval: 20 days - Basic service plan and Extreme tracking service plan required
- 5 min tracking interval: 25 days - Basic service plan required
- 10 min tracking interval: 45 days - Basic service plan required
- 30 min tracking interval: 50 days - Basic service plan required
(assuming fully charged battery at commencement)
The SPOT Gen 3 is easy to carry and weighs just 114 grams including batteries. Also, it fits in the palm of your hand and on the strap of a bag.
SPOT Gen3 works in areas of the world where no other forms of communication exist, including oceans, deserts and mountains. It is an invaluable travel companion and potential lifeline for outdoors enthusiasts, expeditioners, or anyone working in remote locations. For more information, view a more detailed coverage map.
Dust & Water Resistant:
SPOT Gen3 has an IPX7 rating, meaning it is designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions. It can even be submersed in water up to 1m for 30 minutes.