You either want to let your loved ones know “I’m fine, and this is where to find me...” or you want to let everyone know “Send help – here is where I am!”
For these basic needs, a big expensive satellite system is overkill.
The basic SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger device combines a GPS with a one-way satellite transmitter (powered by Globalstar) that works almost everywhere in the world (there are a few gaps in coverage, but not many), retails for $169.95.
Just press a button to “Check In” or another button to “Send Help.”
SPOT service currently costs $149/yea or $14.99/month.
The big downside of SPOT is that it is broadcast only – there is no way for you to receive a message.
But it is affordable, and the safety and increased peace of mind can be very worth it for many travelers in particularly remote areas.
Testing Status: We do not intend to obtain a setup to test.
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SPOT Gen3 Ratings
Affordable one-way communication. The safety and increased peace of mind can be very worth it for many travelers in particularly remote areas.