User Review: SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger (Gen2)
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
Excellent product. Long battery life. What keeps it from a fifth star is that it doesn't float.
- Long life
- Easy to use
- Does not float
Purchase the second gen Spot locator to assist me if required as I live in Labrador, Canada. The first big test was a nine-day paddle in my kayak down the River Grand in August 2013. There is no cell phone coverage so it worked well. I used the tracker option to keep family and friends in the picture of my location as the trip was 168 miles.
During the trip it rained every day and some days all day. The Spot is completely waterproof as proven when I flipped my kayak in rapids. It was attached to me which was good as this device does not float, which I would say is the only con. The tracking devise worked well but... the website needs to be easier to use when family are looking for my progress.
This product is worth its weight in gold. I also use the roadside assistance option as when I am traveling through Labrador to Quebec is a 14-hour drive with cell coverage only in Labrador City. The Trans Labrador Highway can be unforgiving and this device gives myself and my family peace of mind. Being stranded on the side of the highway in the winter with no cell coverage and in a snowstorm waiting for someone to maybe drive by... no thank you.
I won't leave home without it.