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, even when you are beyond mobile phone coverage.
Using 100% satellite technology, SPOT works virtually anywhere in the world – all with the push of a button.
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 all the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America, 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 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.
Custom Message: This feature allows you to let your friends and family 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.
Track Progress: This feature allows you to send and save your location and allows 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.
Power: To turn SPOT on, simply press and hold the On/Off button until the button blinks green. SPOT performs a self-diagnostic test. When power is on, the button will blink green every 3 seconds. This is also helpful for making SPOT more visible in the dark. To turn SPOT off, press and hold the On/Off button until the light stops blinking.
See Coverage Map to satisfy yourself SPOT function is available for the areas where you would want to use it:
Self Test: SPOT performs a self-test when you initially turn on your unit. If all visible lights flash red, the SPOT self-test has found a failure and will not send a message. If the On/Off light, GPS light and Message Sending light all blink red, SPOT has a GPS failure but SPOT may still be able to transmit an SOS or HELP message without your GPS location. Visit www.spotwarranty.com
€99.00/year basic satellite service subscription includes:
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Tracker ('SPOT2') is available for hire from ExtremeGB.
You can rent a software-ready SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Tracker from us for occasional use or before making a purchase:
The hire of a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Tracker includes the following services:
Please Note: A refundable deposit of £140 per device needs to accompany every rental (subject to Terms & Conditions below).
To discuss your needs or hire a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Tracker, call us now on 0845 120 4500.
Shipping the unit to you is charged for at time of order.
A security deposit of £140 per device needs to accompany every rental and will be added to your rental order together with the £4.95 shipping fee.
This deposit is refunded in full when ExtremeGB receive the unit and its carry case back in working order. If the unit is kept longer than the agreed rental period, a daily fee of £5 is taken out of the security deposit.
You must ensure you return the SPOT unit via a trackable service. Should the item go missing during its return transit, the £140 security deposit is forfeited.
You may take your SPOT anywhere on your adventure (check coverage map) but billing has to occur in the United Kingdom. The SPOT unit and its carry case must be returned in good condition, fit for further rentals.
Please Note: If you deploy the 911 Emergency Service button, you are responsible for all costs arising out of that deployment.
Try before you Buy: If you hire a SPOT Messenger Tracker for 1 week (not longer) and then buy five SPOT Messengers, we will refund the original hire charge.
It is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that SPOT is likely to work in the location(s) you intend to travel through. See the coverage map above.