SPOT Introduces the New SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger

SPOTX Front Menu ScreenSPOT X combines proven S.O.S. emergency notification technology with new text messaging
functionality for safety and peace of mind regardless of cellular

Covington, LA (May 10, 2018) – SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT) and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today introduced SPOT X ™, a 2-way satellite messaging device. SPOT X offers 2-way message capabilities with an on-board back lit keyboard, GPS location tracking, social media linking and direct communication with emergency services in one portable, lightweight device. [Read more…]

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SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

The SPOT offers an affordable alternative to personal locator beacons, satellite phones and cell-based GPS trackers. SPOT provides virtually full coverage in North America, Europe, and Australia, portions of South America, northern Africa and northeastern Asia. It achieves this by leveraging both the GPS and SPOT’s own networks.

The basic specifications of SPOT Messenger (Newer Model) are: [Read more…]

Idaho Elk Trip 2010: Reflections

I am not sure what would shut the elk vocalizing after 2 ½ days, could it have been the forestry guys? Maybe!  Could it have been wolves? How about a mountain lion? We saw both tracks while hunting. But, I talked to a few other guys that hunt the same zone about 20 miles apart from where we were and they experienced the same thing on the same days.

It was a good hunt, not only to challenge myself, test new gear and but in taking a greenhorn on this type of adventure. Even though Greg was not physically or mentally prepared we were able to adjust the hunt to his abilities and made the best of it. Unfortunately, I don’t think Greg will be signing up to join any of my backcountry experiences unless there is are horses involved and porta potty! [Read more…]

Add or Swap a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

I have definitely been waiting for this request for some time and excited to let you know about it!

For a limited time, current SPOT customers can get a rebate ($$$ back!) on the new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. That’s right, starting March 17, 2010, you can upgrade and swap your current SPOT device with the new one, OR you can add the new SPOT unit to your account and have multiple SPOT devices in service.

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Those of who venture into the back country alone or with friends do so because it gets us away from the world and it reminds us all how beautiful the world is and how small we are.  For many of us, venturing into the wild keeps us grounded as to who we are as people and it is just as important to go into the wild as it is to get up in the morning, to eat and to sleep. These trips are incredibly important to me and to the members of our Pro Staff.  Each and every one of us carries a SPOT Messenger into the wilds with us.  We want to get away, we also want to know where we have been, and we want to know that if the stuff hits the fan and we get hurt out there…We can push that magic button and someone is coming to get us.

You have to enter this promotional code when you sign up for your service package and I recommend signing up for the two year commitment to bring your yearly rates down.