User Review: SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 400
A gamechanger. Rugged, simple, and affordable. It gives you the peace of mind to push the limits of your adventures consciously knowing that your life it is not at stake.
- Could be smaller (new versions are)
- Web interface could be better
Venturing into the wild, either on foot, on a vehicle or on a boat can be dangerous if something goes wrong. Statistically things don't go that wrong that often, but all you need is for them to go wrong wrong ONE time, then the game is over.
Take the stupid part of the risk out your game! Go backcountry skiing in Canada, take your motorcycle across the Atacama desert, take your jeep to Baja, but do it with the peace of mind that if all else fail there's always somebody ready to pick you up anywhere in the globe.
And this is not just passive safety! When you know the boundary of your adventures you are more relaxed, confident, and more concentrated on what you are doing! As simple as that.