Spot Satellite GPS Messenger
Introducing the next generation of personal satellite messaging and emergency communications.
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger provides a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it and emergency assistance when you need it. Using satellite technology, SPOT works virtually anywhere in the world, even where cell phones don’t – all with the push of a button.
Size: 3.7 X 2.6 X 1”
Approximate Weight: 5.2 oz
Power: 3 AAA Energizer™ Lithium Ultimate 8X
Operating Temperature: -30C to 60C
Operating Altitude: -100m to 6,500m (-328ft to 21,320ft)
Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455
Introducing the next generation of personal satellite messaging and emergency communications providing enhanced GPS performance in a smaller and lighter form.
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger provides lifesaving communications technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. Thanks to this affordable, cutting-edge personal safety device, the company offers unmatched peace of mind by allowing you to notify friends and family of your location, status and to send for emergency assistance in time of need. This is all completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage.
What does SPOT Messenger do?
That is the best part. The Spot Satellite GPS Messenger goes way beyond what you thought it might do.
Dispatch emergency responders to your location
Let contacts know where you are and that you are ok
Get help from contacts and send them your exact location
Send and save your location and let others track you
Note: lat/long integrates with google earth showing your exact location
What do I have to buy?
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger makes it easy!
All you need is:
1. The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
2. SPOT Satellite Service
The basic SPOT Satellite Tracking Service is $99.99 a year. That's right, not a month, a year. You can add a supplemental tracking service, that tracks you about every ten minutes, for an additional $49.99. Be sure to check with
Simply purchase your service online with SPOT and you are ready to go. It takes about 10 minutes!
SPOT features four key functions that enable users to send messages to friends, family or emergency responders, based upon varying levels of need:
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.
Check-in/OK: 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.
Track Progress: 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.
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Information
GEOS Search & Rescue Benefit For an additional $12.95 per year, this benefit provides up to $100,000 of additional search and rescue resources, including helicopter extraction around the world and reimbursement benefits. Underwritten by Lloyd's of London, it applies to any emergency service expenses incurred. For more information, including terms and conditions, visit Geosalliance.
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger works around the world, including virtually all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa, North Eastern Asia and hundreds or thousands of miles off shore in these areas.
Why a SPOT GPS Locator?
Each year, millions of people escape to the great outdoors. Unfortunately, not all of them escape from it. The National Association of Search and Rescue estimates that there are over 50,000 search and rescue missions launched each year in the United States. Most of these are initiated without knowledge of the victims’ location.
However, you don’t have to be an outdoor adventurer to be at risk. Anyone who works or travels in remote areas or who lives in a region where the threat of inclement weather or natural disasters are a reality also knows how fast situations can turn bad and how quickly you can find yourself without communications. This is why SPOT makes the perfect addition to any survival or disaster preparedness kit.
How Spot Works
• GPS satellites provide coordinates.
• SPOT Messenger's on board GPS chip determines your exact coordinates and sends your location and message to SPOT Satellite System.
• SPOT commercial satellites relay your message to specific satellite antennas around the world.
• Satellite antennas and supporting equipment route your message and location to the appropriate network.
• Your message is delivered to the appropriate recipient via text message, email or emergency service notification.
Interested in a high quality holder for your new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger? The PSK (Personal Survival Kit) Holder was designed to hold our line of personal survival and fishing kits. It fits the SPOT nicely.