Spot Gen3 GPS Satellite Messenger
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SPOT Gen3 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of cell service. The latest generation of award-winning SPOT devices, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you're okay, or if the worst should happen, sends emergency responders your GPS location - all with the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you roam.
SPOT needs a clear view of the sky to obtain a GPS signal and provide the most accurate location information. It is not reliable indoors, in a cave, or in very dense woods. Orienting SPOT so that the SPOT logo is facing up toward the sky will improve performance as the antenna is located under the logo. Keep your SPOT at least 12 inches away from other GPS devices.
Spot Gen3 Enhanced Tracking Services:
Customer Tracking Rates
SPOT Gen3's customised tracking allows you to change the rate tracks are sent to 2½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes when you upgrade to one of the new tracking services: Basic or Extreme Tracking.
A vibration sensor tells SPOT to send your GPS location when you are moving and to stop when you do. This conserves battery power and avoids sending duplicate tracks.
SPOT Gen3 will send track messages until you turn off your SPOT. No need to reset after 24 hours.
Strap, USB cable, quick reference guide, carabiner, batteries.
- 4 AAA Energizer Ultimate Lithium
8x batteries (L92)
- 4 AAA Energizer NiMH rechargeable batteries (NH12)
- Line power with a 5V USB connection
Longer Battery Life:
- More than 2x the battery life of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
- Send 1,250 Check In and Customer Messages on a single set of lithium batteries
Please Note; In order for the Spot Gen3 to check in and send messages/emails, an annual subscription is required. More information can be found on the Pivotel website.
SPOT Gen3's customized tracking features takes your SPOT experience to the next level. Only with SPOT Gen3, is tracking motion-activated regardless of the level of tracking you choose (Basic or Extreme). A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do.
With the push of a button, GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center provides your GPS coordinates and information to local response teams - for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe The S.O.S. button is for emergencies only.
Let family and friends know you're ok when you're out of cell phone range. Send a pre-programmed text message with GPS coordinates or an email with a link to Google Maps™ to your contacts with your location. With a push of a button, a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page or SPOT Adventure account.
HELP/SPOT S.O.V. (Save Our Vehicle)
Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations. Or, use SPOT S.O.V. for professional services on land. (Additional service required).
Stay in touch while off the grid by sending your custom message. Set up a message before leaving to send to contacts with your GPS location. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT S.O.V. service on your Help button.
Height: 8.72 cm
Width: 6.5 cm
Thickness: 2.54 cm
Operating Temp: -30C to 60C
Operating Altitude: -100m to +6,500m
Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455
Waterproof Rated: IPX7 (1 m for up to 30 Minutes)
Reviews of Spot Gen3 GPS Satellite Messenger
Spot Gen3 GPS Satellite Messenger(5) By: Michelle on 13 January 2018I’ve been using a SpotGen for my hiking adventures since 2013. It’s a great device to have. I preprogram before I leave home and each night I spend out in the wilderness I send a message home via satellite letting my family know exactly where I am an all is well. I’ve never had to use it for an emergency or help but I’m glad I have it. It is lightweight, easy to use and great for safety and peace of mind bushwalking or backpacking in remote areas. I wouldn’t be with out it.
Spot Gen3 GPS Satellite Messenger(5) By: Edith Stanfield on 24 July 2017Great item to have living in the outback if you run into trouble or someone else can send for help if no phone coverage