SPOT Gen3 When your adventures take you beyond cell service, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you're ok or sends emergency responders your GPS location, all at the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you roam.
Key Features
  • Send S.O.S. messages to emergency responders
  • Send predefined text/email from virtually anywhere
  • Motion-activated tracking options
  • Select 2½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minute tracking intervals
  • Long battery life and plug-in power option
To celebrate our sponsorship of the MARATHON DES SABLES,
we are offering FREE* Extreme Tracking valued at 99 when you purchase a SPOT Gen3 from an authorized SPOT retailer. Locate a Retailer >

SPOT Selected to Provide Satellite Tracking and Safety for
MARATHON DES SABLES - The Toughest Foot Race on Earth

Each MARATHON DES SABLES (MDS) participant, some 1,250 extreme athletes representing over 70 nations, will carry the latest version of SPOT from Globalstar, the SPOT Gen3.

Now in its 32nd edition, MDS is a gruelling multi-stage adventure through a highly challenging landscape in one of the world's most inhospitable climates - the Sahara desert. Being held April 7-17, MDS 2017 will see the world's toughest runners take the challenge of a lifetime, facing the most extreme terrain as they race across the sands of Morocco in temperatures as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celcius).

With SPOT, MDS race organisers and emergency support services will be able to precisely track each runner's location, via a user-friendly display of GPS positions in real-time via the WAA Tracking platform. If a racer gets into trouble, such as sustaining an injury, with the single press of a button, emergency services will be alerted, his or her GPS coordinates will be transmitted, and help will be rapidly dispatched to the runner's location.

22 athletes rescued | Duncan Slater: first double amputee to complete the Marathon Des Sables
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