View Full Version : SPOT Handheld Satellite Messenger

02-26-2008, 04:20 PM
Not my writing, just copied it since it was to the point. Pretty nice system and not to expensive. If they add the month to tmonth feature it would be worth it to me.

Sierra Expeditions is now carrying the http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=515


We've all heard horror stories about being stranded sans a cellphone (or a signal), SPOT Inc. has introduced the simply-titled SPOT, which operates as a personal GPS-enabled tracking device to inform relatives, friends, and emergency personnel of your status. Among the features are a 911 button that automatically calls in help and gives them your exact location, an Ask for Help button that beams up friends / family, a Check In selection that informs contacts that you're a-okay, and a Track Progress option that sends your location to a Google Map that relatives can monitor. The unit itself is powered by a pair of AA cell batteries, weighs just seven-ounces, floats on water, and is rugged enough to handle most any encounter. Price wise, the SPOT will run you $149.99 along with a $99 "service fee," but monthly and multi-year options will purportedly be available soon.