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SPOT Personal GPS Satellite Tracker

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SPOT Personal GPS Satellite Tracker

Spot Personal GPS Satellite Tracking Device

The SPOT is no longer available. Please see the Spot 2

"SPOT saved my life. If my brother hadn’t bought me SPOT to check-in with him before I left (for Alaska), I might not be here right now.”

Mike Brady
Anchorage, Alaska
First SPOT Rescue Survivor

The Spot GPS personal tracking device is a low cost, hi-tech GPS tracking unit that works around the world.  The Spot GPS tracker uses satellite to satellite communication for location services.  SPOT works by reading satellite data from the Global Positioning system of satellites circling the earth.  When activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to a GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your location and personal information – which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country’s embassy or consulate, or other emergency response or search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contact person(s) about the receipt of a distress signal.

Spot features four key functions that enable users to send messages to friends, family or emergency responders based on varying levels of need:

  • Alert 911 - Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location
    - SPOT sends one message every 5 minutes for one hour or until Help is cancelled
  • Ask For Help - Request help from friends and family in your exact location
    - SPOT sends one message every 5 minutes for one hour or until Help is cancelled
  • Check-In - Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay
    - SPOT sends three identical messages to the SPOT service for redundancy
  • Track Progress - Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™
    - SPOT sends one message every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until SPOT is powered off

Coverage:

SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of North America, South America, Europe and Australia, Northern Africa & Northeastern Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas.  SPOT requires an unobstructed view to the sky.

spot gps satellite tracker coverage map

Dimensions: 4.38" X 2.75 X 1.5”
Weight: 7.5 ounces

Battery Life:  Includes 2 AA lithium batteries; under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed the following:

  • Power on, unused: Approximately 1 year
  • SPOT casting tracking mode: Approximately 14 days
  • 9-1-1 mode: Up to 7 consecutive days
  • SPOT check OK: 1900 messages

Operating Conditions:

  • Operating Temperatures -40° F to +185° F
  • Operating Altitude: -300ft to +21,000ft
  • Floats in water
  • Waterproof to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
  • Humidity Rated
    - MIL-STD-810E Method 507.3 95%-100% condensing
  • Salt Fog Rated
    - Per Mil0STD 810E Method 509.3, 5% NaCl, 95% distilled water
  • Vibration
    - Per SAE J1455
    - Random 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 0.04g²/Hz, one hour per axis
  • Drop
    - Dropped twice on all six side from one meter onto hard surface

Certifications:

  • ROHS and WEEE compliant
  • Certified to FCC and CE emissions, immunity and safety regulations
  • Meets FCC Part 25 regulations, Canada type approval, CISPR Publication 22 (1985 1st Edition), RTTE Directive (1999/EC), IEC 60950 safety standards, and Eurpoean EMC Directive 89/336/EEC

SPOT User Guide: SPOT-1 User Guide (PDF)

Service Cost: 

Once you receive your SPOT unit, simply follow the enclosed user guide instructions to activate.  The following service plans are available and required for the system to work:

$99.99 USD/yr basic satellite service subscription includes:

ALERT 9-1-1:  Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location. Unlimited usage included.

CHECK IN:  Let contacts know where you are and that you’re okay. Unlimited usage included.

ASK FOR HELP: Request help from friends and family at your exact location. Unlimited usage included. Terms and conditions apply

Upgraded Services:

TRACK PROGRESS: $49.99/yr USD Tracking Upgrade Option, Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™.

GEOS Search & Rescue Benefit:  $7.95/yr USD (if purchased at initial activation. $150.00 USD afterwards).  Provides up to $100,000 USD of additional search and rescue resources, including helicopter extraction around the world and reimbursement benefits – underwritten by Lloyd’s of London – for any emergency service expenses incurred.


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Description

Spot Personal GPS Satellite Tracking Device

The SPOT is no longer available. Please see the Spot 2

"SPOT saved my life. If my brother hadn’t bought me SPOT to check-in with him before I left (for Alaska), I might not be here right now.”

Mike Brady
Anchorage, Alaska
First SPOT Rescue Survivor

The Spot GPS personal tracking device is a low cost, hi-tech GPS tracking unit that works around the world.  The Spot GPS tracker uses satellite to satellite communication for location services.  SPOT works by reading satellite data from the Global Positioning system of satellites circling the earth.  When activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to a GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your location and personal information – which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country’s embassy or consulate, or other emergency response or search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contact person(s) about the receipt of a distress signal.

Spot features four key functions that enable users to send messages to friends, family or emergency responders based on varying levels of need:

  • Alert 911 - Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location
    - SPOT sends one message every 5 minutes for one hour or until Help is cancelled
  • Ask For Help - Request help from friends and family in your exact location
    - SPOT sends one message every 5 minutes for one hour or until Help is cancelled
  • Check-In - Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay
    - SPOT sends three identical messages to the SPOT service for redundancy
  • Track Progress - Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™
    - SPOT sends one message every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until SPOT is powered off

Coverage:

SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of North America, South America, Europe and Australia, Northern Africa & Northeastern Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas.  SPOT requires an unobstructed view to the sky.

spot gps satellite tracker coverage map

Dimensions: 4.38" X 2.75 X 1.5”
Weight: 7.5 ounces

Battery Life:  Includes 2 AA lithium batteries; under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed the following:

  • Power on, unused: Approximately 1 year
  • SPOT casting tracking mode: Approximately 14 days
  • 9-1-1 mode: Up to 7 consecutive days
  • SPOT check OK: 1900 messages

Operating Conditions:

  • Operating Temperatures -40° F to +185° F
  • Operating Altitude: -300ft to +21,000ft
  • Floats in water
  • Waterproof to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
  • Humidity Rated
    - MIL-STD-810E Method 507.3 95%-100% condensing
  • Salt Fog Rated
    - Per Mil0STD 810E Method 509.3, 5% NaCl, 95% distilled water
  • Vibration
    - Per SAE J1455
    - Random 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 0.04g²/Hz, one hour per axis
  • Drop
    - Dropped twice on all six side from one meter onto hard surface

Certifications:

  • ROHS and WEEE compliant
  • Certified to FCC and CE emissions, immunity and safety regulations
  • Meets FCC Part 25 regulations, Canada type approval, CISPR Publication 22 (1985 1st Edition), RTTE Directive (1999/EC), IEC 60950 safety standards, and Eurpoean EMC Directive 89/336/EEC

SPOT User Guide: SPOT-1 User Guide (PDF)

Service Cost: 

Once you receive your SPOT unit, simply follow the enclosed user guide instructions to activate.  The following service plans are available and required for the system to work:

$99.99 USD/yr basic satellite service subscription includes:

ALERT 9-1-1:  Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location. Unlimited usage included.

CHECK IN:  Let contacts know where you are and that you’re okay. Unlimited usage included.

ASK FOR HELP: Request help from friends and family at your exact location. Unlimited usage included. Terms and conditions apply

Upgraded Services:

TRACK PROGRESS: $49.99/yr USD Tracking Upgrade Option, Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™.

GEOS Search & Rescue Benefit:  $7.95/yr USD (if purchased at initial activation. $150.00 USD afterwards).  Provides up to $100,000 USD of additional search and rescue resources, including helicopter extraction around the world and reimbursement benefits – underwritten by Lloyd’s of London – for any emergency service expenses incurred.


Question: I currently am using my smart phones Trimble Outdoors satellite tracking feature. When I complete my trip it uploads the date including a google map of my entire trip. However it needs cell service to access the satellite so it isnt always able to work. Will the SPOT hook together an entire trip or will it just send blips every ten minutes?
Answer: The spot will transmit (every 15 minutes) when tracking service is enabled and the button is pushed to track.
Question: Can the 10 minute transmit interval (for tracking service) be changed to a shorter interval such as every 5 minutes?
Answer: No.
SPOT Personal GPS Satellite Tracker
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