photo: SPOT Gen3 locator beacon

Specs

Price Current Retail: $149.95
Historic Range: $99.95-$169.95
Reviewers Paid: $150.00
Weight 4.0 oz / 114 g with Lithium batteries
Height 3.43 in / 8.72 cm
Width 2.56 in / 6.5 cm
Thickness 1 in / 2.54 cm
Operating Temp -30°C to 60°C / -22°F to 140°F
Operating Altitude -100m to +6,500m / -328ft to +21,320ft)
Humidity Rated MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
Vibration Rated Per SAE J1455
Battery Type 4 AAA Energizer Lithium Ultimate 8X or 4 AAA Energizer NiMH Rechargeable

Reviews

Excellent insurance for the solo hiker, hunter, or fisher(person).

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Attaches firmly to gear

Cons

  • Contacts have to be carefully prepped to find the info sent.

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.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150

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