Spot Satellite GPS Messenger Spot-1 Tracker REFURB Product Details
Spot Satellite GPS Messenger Spot-1 Tracker
SPOT, the world's First Satellite Messenger. It's easy to use yet still rugged and lightweight. It allows you to stay in contact with others from virtually every corner of the Earth.
SPOT takes your GPS location and sends it to others back at home over a commercial satellite network in real time so they know exactly where you are and how you're doing. SPOT works virtually around the world regardless of cell phone coverage when you use it in places with a clear view of the sky.
To activate your new SPOT messenger, simply visit findmespot.com to register your information and sign up for service. It's easy and affordable. Once Your SPOT Messenger is activated, Follow these simple steps to ensure proper performance: 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. To turn SPOT off, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds.
ASK FOR HELP: In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your SPOTteam – the friends and family you have chosen as your contacts – that you need assistance.
ALERT 9-1-1: Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.
CHECK IN: Also known as SPOTcheckingSM, this feature allows you to let your SPOTteam – the friends and family you have chosen as your contacts – know that all is well, notify them of your location, or save waypoints so you can review your route at a later date.
TRACK PROGRESS: Also known as SPOTcastingSM, this feature allows friends and family to follow your progress in real time using your password, or to save waypoints so you can review your entire route at a later date.
How It Works: When you press the OK button, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it through the SPOT satellite network. Your contacts receive either an SMS text message on their mobile phone with your message and coordinates, or an email with your message and a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.
Important Note: Unlimited Check-in usage is included as part of the low-cost SPOT service plan.
Once you have activated your SPOT account, you can change your contacts and customize your SPOTcheckingSM message at any time.
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 OK/Check message each time before use. This allows you to evaluate your entire messaging system, from the operational condition of the messenger to the readiness of those you’ve chosen to notify of your messages.
Power: 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.
An example of a SPOTcheckingSM message received via email by a SPOT user's personal contact. Message is customizable. By clicking on the link provided in a SPOTcheckingSM email, your personal contacts are shown your location via Google Maps™.
An Owner's Review:
As a practicing Archaeologist, and intrepid outdoors traveler, I have frequently wandered into the hinterlands of Central America and the deserts of South America looking for remnants of lost cultures. Many times I wished I could communicate my location and status to family and friends when I was cut off from communications - sometimes just to check in, and sometimes to record my position in the event of distress. Imagine traveling to the wildest parts of our world, such as the Sahara, or Chile's Atacama desert, with no cell phone reception - no phones available at all - and having need for emergency help. If you have a SPOT, you can transmit your location in seconds, and say you are ok, or that you need help! Anywhere in the world, from an island in the Caribbean to the Northwest Territory, from Siberia to your back yard, SPOT keeps you in touch. I also use it as a perfect way to record the location of a find, such as the start and end points of Geoglyphs in Peru's Nazca region, or ceremonial mounds in the jungles of Costa Rica, SPOT is the perfect companion. By pushing Spot's OK button, I can instantly record my GPS coordinate location; then when I can access the Internet, automatically map these in Google Maps for a full record of each location visually displayed. Or have it send an email to my family telling them where I am and that I'm ok. The great thing about SPOT is also it's rugged design, and incredibly long battery life. It's not a fragile Satellite Phone, or GPS - it's a compact, tough little gadget that does what it does perfectly without frills or complexity. I especially appreciate the bright orange color, since it's easy to find it if you drop it! Regardless of where I go - just a business trip, or the jungles of the Peruvian Amazon, I will always take my SPOT! You should too!
Dr. Tim @ Precolumbian.us
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THIS PRODUCT IS REFURBISHED
Refurbished products are products that were originally purchased and returned by customers like yourself. The term refurbished is used to describe products that were returned to their manufacturer’s specification then tested and repackaged for sale. We utilize a third party of professional technicians who first troubleshoot and then perform any repairs that are necessary to restore the product to like new condition. Refurbished products represent a great value and we offer them with confidence knowing that every refurbished product was tested by a trained group of professionals. Refurbished products are warranted for up to 90 days after purchase. Any product failure not originating from defects in materials or workmanship will not be considered covered under warranty. Warranty terms applicable to refurbished products may vary; see below for specific warranty information and consider purchasing an extended service plan if you desire even more coverage.
Manufactured by: SPOT Inc.
Warranty provided by: SPOT Inc.
Limited Warranty: 3 months parts; 3 months labor
Mfg Part No: spot-1
Box Size: ( Length:5, Width:6, Depth:5)
Shipping Weight: 0.1200 pound(s)
Dimensional Weight: 1pounds
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