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Spot Gen3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent insurance for the solo hiker, hunter, or fisher(person). I am a solo hiker, hunter, and fisherman who needs some insurance against accidents in the wild. I live within half an hour of the national forest, but if I got lost or had a serious accident off the trail, the results could be catastrophic without a GPS locating device. I've used the SPOT 3 twice this summer and find its periodic reporting of my precise location very satisfactory. Full review

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

rated 5 of 5 stars It's small and rugged and puts out a strong signal to a satellite. If you hike alone or with other people it provides a check in ok-help or SOS. It's best made for anyone who travels the backcountry, whether you are in a car or on your feet. I highly recommend this product. I'm in the woods a lot, it may be backpacking for 5 days, an overnighter, or just a day hike. I bought the Spot Messenger for two reasons. One is to let people know where I'm at and if something happens, minor accidents or a… Full review

SPOT Connect

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I carry on my ATV in some rugged Nevada mountains. Great having the unit handy for emergency. Also use to check in with contacts. Gives loved ones a secure feeling. I try not to put too much trust in electronics out in the wild, but this unit provides a lot of comfort and trust. Full review

SPOT Connect

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Spot can remove one's fear of being stranded in a no cellphone place. It can save your life! i have had my Spot for several years and it is still just perfect.  Johannesburg, Ca, has been my go-to place.  I live in Las Vegas, Nv.  To get to Johannesburg I have two choices.  I15 and then another hi-way.  there are many wrecks on I15 and the traffic is awful.  I choose my second choice which is to drive thru Death Valley. There is little cell phone service in Death Valley so if one has a problem… Full review

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

rated 5 of 5 stars Important lifeline to my wife and kids. Can't recommend it enough. Works absolutely flawlessly. I used it for Greenland Kayak Expedition 2013. Best of all is the great support I received after I lost my unit during some Greenland Rolling training ;-) My wife and kids especially loves the ability to track my progress while on adventures, and discuss the various places I'm visiting. Can't recommend it enough. Full review

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SPOT Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Review Your Gear, Be Entered to Win a SPOT Messenger
Review your outdoor gear now through December 20 and you could win a SPOT Gen3 satellite GPS messenger, plus one year of service to help you stay connected wherever you roam ($370 value). Read more
November 23

Patti Wins Spot Global Phone for Reviewing Her Gear
Congratulations, Patti LePoidevin! For sharing a review of your Deuter Aircontact backpack, you've won a SPOT Global Satellite Phone and two months of free airtime ($500 value). Read more
September 9, 2013

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win SPOT Global Phone
Want to update friends as you climb around the world? Need to give your family peace of mind for your solo adventures? Review your outdoor gear and you could win a SPOT Global Satellite Phone and two months of free airtime ($500 value). Read more
September 1, 2013

Win a SPOT Global Satellite Phone by Reviewing Your Gear
Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, September 8, and you could win a Global Satellite Phone from SPOT, plus two months free airtime ($500 value). Read more
August 26, 2013

SPOT Satellite Communicator Recalled
Spot has issued a recall on the SPOT Satellite Communicator, which is bundled and sold exclusively with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w. Intended messages may not be transmitted when the SPOT Satellite Communicator is used at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Read more
April 6, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: SPOT turns smartphones into satellite communicators
It's common knowledge to not rely on your cell phone for help in the backcountry, lest you become a cautionary tale. But, what if you could use your smartphone even after you've lost a cell signal? SPOT Connect turns your smartphone into a satellite communicator. Read more
January 22, 2011


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