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SPOT Connect: Spot Connect Application


The award-winning SPOT Connect device provides connectivity to the Globalstar satellite network for sending location-based messages from areas beyond cellular phone coverage or around town. By simply downloading the SPOT Connect App, SPOT Connect wirelessly synchs via Bluetooth® with Apple® iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The SPOT satellite message features are initiated directly from the app's intuitive user interface.

SPOT Connect utilizes proven SPOT technology to notify others of one's GPS location coordinates and current status. By sending a message to the Globalstar satellite network, the user's selected contacts will receive a custom Type and Send or Predefined message delivered as an SMS text message or email. SPOT Connect messages contain the user's latitude and longitude, date, time stamp and a link to Google Maps™. Established SPOT message features include Check-in/OK, Help, SPOT Assist, SOS and automated Track Progress.



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Emergency assistance request sent with your GPS location to GEOS every 5 min until batteries die or until cancelled. The GEOS IERCC alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe. Custom Type & Send messages can be sent with SOS for detailed emergency information.
Request help from friends and family or professional service providers every 5 minutes for 1 hour. Custom Type & Send messages can be sent with a Help/Assist message for more detailed personal help.
Send a Predefined message or custom Type & Send message allowing your friends and family to get a message from you with your GPS location virtually anywhere on the globe. With a push of a button a message is sent via email or SMS to one of up to 10 contact groups. You can also post Check-in/OK messages to social sites like Facebook or Twitter.
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).



  • Uses the GPS satellite system to determine location and the Globalstar satellite network to transmit that information to personal contacts or an international emergency response center
  • Send location-based messages via satellite to others delivered as SMS text or email
  • Send custom "Type and Send" 41 character text messages from your location (additional charges apply)
  • Update social networks including Facebook, Twitter and SPOT Adventures from remote locations
  • Provide GPS functionality to non-GPS devices
  • Utilize proven SPOT messaging features - Send custom or predefined messages, Track Progress on Google Maps™ (additional charges apply), or transmit an SOS message in an emergency
  • Store up to 10 predefined messages for quick reference and sending
  • Create and save contact groups to receive your SPOT Connect message. Each contact group can contain multiple contacts consisting of cell phone numbers and or email addresses
  • On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
  • Web & Mobile account management
  • Bluetooth wireless connection
  • Waterproof to IPX7 standard
  • Lightweight at 3.7 ounces, SPOT Connect is portable and can be used handheld or attached to a pack or RAM mounting system