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Globalstar SPOT
SPOT is the world’s first satellite messenger. SPOT sends your exact GPS coordinates and selected messages over commercial satellites to tell others of your location and status.
List Price: $199.00
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Detailed Description



Product Features:

  1. SPOT is the world’s first satellite messenger. SPOT sends your exact GPS coordinates and selected messages over commercial satellites to tell others of your location and status.

  1. • SPOT works around the world, independently of cellular networks.

  1. • SPOT features four key functions that enable users to send messages to friends, family or emergency responders, based upon varying levels of need:
    1. o Alert 9-1-1 – Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location
    2. o Ask for Help – Request help from friends and family in your exact location
    3. o Check In – Let contacts know where you are and that you’re okay
    4. o Track Progress – Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™

  1. • SPOT uses the GPS satellite system to determine a user’s location and the SPOT satellite network to transmit that location and the user’s status.

  1. • The SPOT satellite network is a commercial satellite network with a proven 99.4% reliability rate while processing over 6 million messages a month – the equivalent of 2.3 messages per second.

Product Specifications

  1. Satellite coverage works around the world, independently of cellular systems, with outstanding reliability.
  2. • 7.37 ounces
  3. • More affordable and more functional than Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), cellular-based GPS trackers, and comparable handheld devices.
    1. o Unit Cost: $199 (MSRP)
    2. o Service Fee: $99 USD annual OR $9.99 USD monthly subscription charge. Optional features including automatic tracking service (SPOTcasting) and guaranteed extraction service for countries or regions with non-responsive emergency services.


SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of North America, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa and Northeastern Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas.

Battery Life

Includes 2 AA lithium batteries; under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed the following

    1. o Power on, unused: Approx. 1 year
    2. o SPOTcasting tracking mode: Approx. 14 days
    3. o 9-1-1 mode: Up to 7 consecutive days
    4. o SPOTcheck OK/: 1900 messages

Operating Conditions

SPOT works around the world virtually anywhere

  1. •Operating Temperatures: -40°F to +185°F
  2. •Operating Altitude: -300ft to +21,000ft
  3. •Floats in water
  4. •Waterproof to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
  5. •Humidity Rated:
    1. o MIL-STD-810E Method 507.3, 95% to 100% condensing

  6. •Salt Fog Rated
    1. o Per MIL_STD 810E Method 509.3, 5% NaCl, 95% distilled water

  7. •Vibration
    1. o Per SAE J1455
    2. o Random, 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 0.04g2/Hz, one hour per axis

  8. •Drop
    1. o Dropped twice on all six sides from one meter onto hard surface.


  1. OSHA certified Intrinsically Safe to Class 1, Division 1, Group A-D standards.
  2. •ROHS and WEEE compliant.
  3. •Certified to FCC and CE emissions, immunity and safety regulations.
  4. •Meets FCC part 25 regulations, Canada type approval, CISPR Publication 22 (1985 1st Edition), RTTE Directive (1999/EC), IEC 60950 safety standard, and European EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.
  5. how SPOT works

    GPS satellites provide coordinates.

    SPOT messenger’s onboard GPS chip determines your exact coordinates and sends your

    location and message to the SPOT satellite system.

    SPOT commercial satellites relay your message to specific satellite antennas around the


    Satellite antennas and supporting equipment route your message and location to the

    appropriate network.

    Your message is delivered according to your instructions via text message, email or

    emergency notification via the response center.

    Powered by Google Maps

    When SPOT sends a text or email message to one of your contacts or to a GEOS International

    9-1-1 Emergency Response Center, it includes your exact coordinates and a web link to view

    your location using Google Maps.

    Section 3: Using SPOT


    SPOT has a separate power button to ensure long battery life and to help avoid sending

    messages accidentally. To turn SPOT on, press the ON/OFF button. You must then wait an

    additional 2 seconds before activating any SPOT function. When power is on, the indicator

    light will blink once every 3 seconds. This is also helpful for making SPOT more visible in

    the dark. To turn SPOT off, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds.


    SPOT is designed for maximum reliability. SPOT performs a self-diagnostic test each time it

    is powered on. Additionally, SPOT strongly recommends that you send and verify an

    OKmessage each time before use. This allows you to evaluate the entire messaging

    system, from the operational condition of the messenger to the readiness of those you’ve

    chosen to receive your messages.

    ALERT 9-1-1

    Use this option in the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency.

    The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders

    based on your location and personal information – which may include local

    police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, your country’s embassy or consulate, or

    other emergency response or search & rescue teams – as well as contacting the primary and

    secondary emergency contact numbers you have entered in the SPOT web service. Even if SPOT

    cannot acquire its location from the GPS network, it will still attempt to send a distress signal

    – without exact location – to the Emergency Response Center. There is no test mode. If you

    activate the 9-1-1 function, the Emergency Response Center will treat it as a real emergency.

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