The basic SPOT Gen3 and SPOT X satellite communication devices combine a GPS with a satellite transmitter (powered by the Globalstar satellite network) that works almost everywhere in the world (there are a few gaps in coverage, but not many).
Just press a button to “Check In” or another button to “Send Help.”
- SPOT Gen3 ($149.99) is broadcast only – there is no way for you to receive a message.
- SPOT X ($249.99) is a two-way device. SPOT X provides you with your own personal mobile U.S. number so others can message you directly from their cell phone or other SMS devices at any time. It also contains a full keyboard for on device usage.
Testing Status: We do not intend to obtain a setup to test.
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SPOT Gen3 / SPOT X Ratings
Affordable satellite communication. The safety and increased peace of mind can be very worth it for many travelers in particularly remote areas.