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SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger
Includes all the same functionality SPOT1 Personal Tracker — now in a smaller, more feature-rich form.

Discontinued. Replaced by the SPOT 3 Satellite GPS Messenger >>

SPOT is designed for the outdoor enthusiast: campers, hikers, bikers, snowmobilers, boaters, hunters, fishermen and anyone who plays or works in the outdoors beyond cellular coverage.

SPOT notifies friends, family or an international rescue coordination center with your GPS location and status based on situation and need - all with the push of a button.

Spot has new exciting features and enhancements including:
• 30% lighter
• 30% smaller
• Faster GPS acquisition

• GPS acquisition light
• Custom message button
• Enhanced antenna performance
• Dedicated tracking button
• Improved tracking performance
• Safety covers over S.O.S. and Help buttons
• Replaceable button covers
• Illuminated buttons
• Message sent indicator light
• Includes armband case
• Recyclable packaging

SPOT's 5 Simple Communication Functions - Just Might Save Your Life

1) Ask for help. In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance. Additional SPOT Assist services can be purchased and programmed to your Help button as well. When activated with SPOT Assist, the Help button will notify professional services either on the land or water. SPOT has partnered with national service providers to offer non-life threatening assistance.
How it works: Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location. Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a HELP message – without exact location – to your personal contacts.

2) Track Progress. This feature allows you to send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near real time using Google Maps. With your SPOT account you have the ability to set up a SPOT Shared Page which allows you to show your SPOT GPS locations to others on a Google Map.
How it works: Once activated, SPOT acquires and sends your GPS coordinates to your SPOT account automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled. SPOT tracking must be reengaged to continue. Creating a SPOT Shared Page allows you to share your GPS route with your friends and family easily in near real time on the web through a personal link. You can make your Shared Page private or public. Your choice! Just share that url with your friends and family and they can easily track your adventures. You can also link your SPOT Messenger to SPOT Adventures, a social portal, where you can set up a profile and blog with others sharing their SPOT adventures.

3) Check In. This feature allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a pre-programmed message along with your GPS 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.
How it works: Once you have activated your SPOT Messenger and set up your account, you can change your contacts and customize your message at any time. When you push the Check-in/OK button, you send one pre-programmed message to your contacts. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.

4) S.O.S/911. Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your GPS 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.
How it works: Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to the GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled or until the batteries are depleted. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your GPS location and personal information – which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country’s embassy or consulate, or other emergency search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal. Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a distress signal – without exact location – to GEOS, which will still notify your contacts of the signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.

5) New! SPOT 2Custom Message. This feature allows you to let your friends and family now receive a custom message along with your GPS location with a push of a button. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT Assist service on your Help button.
How it works: Once you have activated your SPOT Messenger and set up your account, you can change your contacts and customize your message at any time. When you push the Check-in/OK button, you send one pre-programmed message to your contacts. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.

Wherever You Work, Be Easy to SPOT

The SPOT Satellite Messenger GPS-enabled communications device that provides a simple way to address work alone and check-in requirements, and help improve overall worker safety and provide peace of mind. With SPOT, employers can help minimize the risks for individuals working alone and enable more accurate and consistent check-in and reporting procedures. Given the low cost, SPOT can be deployed to multiple workers to improve reporting procedures and their overall safety. Lightweight, rugged and reliable, the SPOT Satellite Messenger is the ideal choice to help improve the safety of workers in remote locations at an affordable cost.

How can SPOT help your business? Get more info here.

Unlimited Usage is included as part of the low-cost SPOT service plan.

Small and Light

Height: 3.7" (9.4 cm)
Width: 2.6" (6.6 cm)

Thickness: 1" (2.5cm)
Weight: 5.2oz (147.4g)

Battery Life

Includes 3 AAA Energizer lithium batteries; under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed the following:
• Power on, unused: Approx. 94.7 days
• SOS/Help: Approx. 2.8 days
• Track Progress: 4.3 days
• SPOTcheck OK/√: 350 messages

Operating Conditions

SPOT works around the world virtually anywhere
• Operating Temperatures: -22°F to +140°F (-30°C to +60°C)
• Operating Altitude: -328 ft to 21,325 ft (-100 m to +6500 m)
• Weight: 7.37 ounces (209 grams)
• Dimensions: 4.38 x 2.75 x 1.75 inches (approx. 111 mm x 69 mm x 44 mm)
• Buoyant: Only in Carrying Case
• Waterproof: 16.4 ft (5 m) submersion for 1 hour
• Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F Method 507.4 95% to 100% condensing
• Salt Fog Rated: Per MIL-STD 810E Method 509.3, 5% NaCl, 95% distilled water
• Vibration: Per SAE J1455, Random, 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 0.04g/Hz
• GPS Lat. Lon. datum format: WGS-84

Coverage

SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of North America, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa and Northeastern Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas. Coverage details.

Certifications

• FCC, IC, WEEE: Outside of Case
• SAR, RoHS, CE1313: Inside Case
Pending - IS certification, (UL913 & CSA C22.2 No. 157) anticipated by the end of the year.

Note: This product cannot be returned to GPS Central. Instead please call Spot Customer Service at (866) OK1-SPOT or (866) 651-7768 or log onto www.findmespot.com

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Spot2
Size difference!

In the Box:
• SPOT 2 satellite messenger
• 3 AAA lithium Energizer batteries

• User's Guide

• Removable case with Arm Band, Carabiner and Car Dash attachment


Compare SPOTs here

 

 

REVIEWS OF SPOT2

Check out this very in-depth and extensive review of the SPOT2 from Backpacking Light Magazine. Results of 80 days (750 hours) of field testing of the new SPOT2 in Alaska, the Andes, the Pyrenees, and the Lower 48, including the Sierras and a southwest canyon system.

WIRED Extreme Test. Best way to test the Spot2? You get Lost!

 

More Information!

Who uses SPOT?
Press Release (Stroud)
Specifications

GEOS Brochure

Globalstar's Spot In the News:

CTV Calgary
Posted Jan19/09

 

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SPOT Assist
SPOTASSIST roadside service is available for current SPOT customers. It provides 24/7 roadside assistance from your Help button.

 

SPOT 2 has 5 simple communication functions that have saved lives. The coverage areas can be viewed here and SPOT has very low annual fees.

 

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Spot 2 Satellite GPS Messenger

Discontinued
SPOT-2-0-CA
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