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The SPOT personal tracker is the perfect companion for any and all outdoor, marine and air adventures. Most of us already know what a GPS does. It receives information via satellites. SPOT transmits via satellites, allowing others to find you in case of an emergency. SPOT will track you virtually anywhere in the world. See the coverage map below. Now you can have the peace of mind to go where you want to with your SPOT Personal Tracker. By pushing just one button, it will call 911, the Coast Guard, a consulate or whatever is appropriate for your location.
The SPOT GPS is small and lightweight at just 4.38” X 2.75” X 1.5” and only 7.37 ounces. It comes with 2 AA 1.5V lithium batteries; under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed the following.
HOW IT WORKS:
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.
Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a distress signal – without exact location – to the Emergency Response Center, which will still notify your contacts of the signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.SPOT is designed for maximum reliability. SPOT performs a self-diagnostic test each time it is powered on. Additionally, SPOT strongly recommends that you send and verify an OK/Check message each time before use. This allows you to evaluate your entire messaging system from the operational condition of the messenger to the readiness of those you’ve chosen to notify of your messages.
There are 4 different ways the SPOT GPS will communicate:
The SPOT comes in two configurations:
1. SPOT Personal Tracker as described above.
2. SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Unit The SPOT messenger is a primary link for emergency life saving rescue services around the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SPOT offers the user additional features, 911 rescue assistance, check in or help sent alert message to friends and loved ones, location address via google map website address, plus optional features of googles tracking feature, and road side assistance.
WORLD WIDE COVERAGE AREA:
|99% OR BETTER PROBABILIITY OF SUCCESSFULLY SENDING A SINGLE MESSAGE WITHIN 20 MINUTES.|
|96% TO 99% PROBABILITY OF SUCCESSFULLY SENDING A SINGLE MESSAGE WITHIN 20 MINUTES.|
|REDUCED OR NO COVERAGE AVAILABLE WITHIN A 20 MINUTE PERIOD.|
|NO COVERAGE IN THIS AREA.|