SPOT Hardware



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SPECS
Size:
3" x 2.6" x 1.2"
(7.6 cm x 6.6 cm x 3.2 cm)

Weight:
4.9 oz (w/ batteries)

GPS Lat. Lon. datum format:
WGS-84

Operating Environment:
• Operating temperatures: -13°F to +140°F
(-25°C to +60°C)

• Altitude: -328 ft to 21,325 ft
(-100 m to +6500 m)

• IPX7 Waterproof: Up to a depth of 1 meter
for up to 30 minutes

•Bluetooth range ~30 feet

Certifications:
FCC, IC, WEEE, SAR, RoHS, CE

Satellite Technology:
• GPS accuracy: 32.8 ft (10 m) location accuracy

• Commercial satellites (LEO):
1610-1620 MHz L-band frequency

• Visibility: 1 to 4 at any one time

• Multiple satellite constellation for fast signal detection.

Compatibility:
• Apple iOS:
Made for iPod touch® (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone® 4S, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G*, iPhone5

• Androidtm:
Platform 2.0 or later*

BATTERY
Type: 2 AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8X (L91)

> Baterry Performance


Today's smartphones provide a level of social connection far beyond what we imagined just a few years ago. But when you go beyond the reach of the grid, your smartphone needs the help of SPOT Connect to keep you in touch with friends, family, and emergency personnel. Simply pair your smartphone with SPOT Connect, and get connected to a global satellite network that lets you send messages and GPS coordinates from virtually anywhere on the planet. Update Twitter and Facebook. Send email and text messages. Request non-emergency help from professional service providers. And in the case of a critical emergency, send an SOS message requesting emergency assistance.




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SOS: Emergency assistance request sent with your GPS location to GEOS every 5 min until batteries die or until cancelled 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.
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HOW IT WORKS:
Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to the GEOS International Emergency Response 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 information – which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country's embassy or consulate, or other emergency search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a distress signal – without exact location – to GEOS, which will still notify your contacts of the signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.

9-1-1 EMERGENCY SERVICES POWERED BY GEOS Search and Rescue

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Help: Request help from friends and family every 5 min for 1 hour. Up to 10 contacts via SMS & email
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HOW  IT WORKS:
Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a HELP message – without exact location – to your personal contacts.

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Check-in/OK: Send a pre-defined message allowing your friends and family know that all is OK 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.
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HOW  IT WORKS:
Once you have activated your SPOT Messenger and set up your account, you can change your contacts and customize your message at any time. When you push the Check-in/OK button, you send one pre-programmed message to your contacts. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.

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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. (Additional service required).
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HOW  IT WORKS:
Once activated, SPOT acquires and sends your GPS coordinates to your SPOT account automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled. SPOT tracking must be reengaged to continue. Creating a SPOT Shared Page allows you to share your GPS route with your friends and family easily in near real time on the web through a personal link. You can make your Shared Page private or public. Your choice! Just share that url with your friends and family and they can easily track your adventures. You can also link your SPOT Messenger to SPOT Adventures, a social portal, where you can set up a profile and blog with others sharing their SPOT adventures.

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Type & Send: Use SPOT Connect to send custom email and text messages via satellites to your contacts. Create up to 41 character SOS, Help and Check-in/OK messages. Messages will be sent directly to the contact groups you select via email or SMS. You can even post custom messages on Twitter and Facebook. If you encounter problems, you can send custom SOS messages describing your situation, with your GPS position included.
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Important Note:
Type & Send Messaging is available in two different ways. For an economical option, you may purchase a bundle of either 500 or 100 messages. If you are not sure of your usage, you can just be charged for every individual message that you send. If choosing a bundle, you will also be able to put the bundle on auto-renew so you never are without the reduced text charges the bundle has to offer. This bundle will only auto renew when your account runs out of messages. There is a 10 message buffer so you never run out of messages. These bundles are an annual plan. If you chose auto renewal, and run out of message before your renewal date, your bundle will auto renew when you get down to those 10 messages. If you don't use all your message before your renewal date, you end up losing those messages as they don't roll over.

You can have more than one Type & Send bundle per device, but only one of them will auto renew. This you will see selectable in your account. Currently, we are giving 5 Type & Send messages FREE when you activate a Basic Service plan. Then, select a Type & Send Message option best for you. This allows you to try this service on us for 5 messages.

Type & Send Message Cost Structure - When you send a Type & Send Message, you are sending one message to a Contact Group. Whether you have one person or 50 people in that contact group, you are only charged for one message. SPOT provides the delivery of the message to each contact in the group for one message fee. For more detail on Type & Send, see here.

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Social Networks: Don't lose the connection to your social networks when you venture off the cellular grid. SPOT Connect with the basic service package enables you to send Predefined messages to your favorite social destinations. The Type & Send function allows you to create short custom messages in the field, which you can send to social destinations or specific contacts via email or text message.
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HOW  IT WORKS:
Once activated, log into your SPOT account and click the Share tab. Under Other Sharing Sites, you can choose which Social Networking site you would like to link to your account. Updates are sent when the Check-in/OK button is pressed. Post a Check-in/OK message to your Facebook or Twitter page when out of cell range and automatically include a map link to your location.

  • Send messages from virtually anywhere via satellite
  • Type & Send message (41 character) or Predefined message (120 character) options*
  • Track Progress on Google Maps™ or SPOT Adventures page*
  • Integrates with SPOTadventures.com and popular social destinations
  • Smartphone app for operation and detailed status
  • On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
*Additional charges apply for Type & Send and Track Progress service plans.

*"Made for iPod" and "Made for iPhone" mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod or iPhone respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect wireless performance. iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.