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SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Beacon launches


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 14 Nov 2013

pocketgpsworld.com
SPOT have launched the latest in their range of personal satellite beacons, the Gen3.

The SPOT Gen3 can send your location to emergency services with the press of a single button. It uses satellite networks so doesn't need to be within range of a cellular phone network.

Other features include a tracking function which allows friends and family to follow you and a check-in feature with which you can send a pre-programmed text or email containing your GPS coordinates.

SPOT Gen3 costs 179 and a one year service plan will cost 138.

Source: findmespot.eu



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Posted by Guivre46 on Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:45 pm Reply with quote

It'll be handy when I get a bit older for the family to come and find me.


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
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Go550 Live [not renewed]
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Posted by Darren on Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:58 pm Reply with quote

Guivre46 Wrote:
It'll be handy when I get a bit older for the family to come and find me.

But surely they'd just look in your local? Wink


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by Guivre46 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:05 am Reply with quote

True, my life is rather 'predictable' these days, the dog knows the way. Interesting the device has a dog's name...


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
Posted by W90BHP on Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:25 am Reply with quote

I have a SPOT Connect (ie a SPOT 2) which I use whilst out hiking. I have the additional tracking subscription that sends a beacon every 10 mins, enabling "live" tracking of my location. Useful for emergencies, I also use this feature as part of the "Social Hiking" community - see http://www.shareyouradventure.com/ or specifically for my tracks, http://www.shareyouradventure.com/user/profile/martin_free

The SPOT 3 appears to be a good update of the device with additional tracking options for periods shorter than 10 mins (down as low as 30 sec I think).

If you like the idea of being trackable when away from normal cellular coverage, check this device out. Whilst the cost may seem high compared to cellular only tracking options (like Viewranger buddybeacon), if you use it regularly, it is considerably cheaper per hike than your post-walk pint ;-)

Martin


LG G4: Android 6 : Viewranger : CoPilot : Waze
TomTom Go 730T : Traffic subscription long expired
Nokia E61 : Nokia GPS : TomTom Navigator 6 : Retired from duty
iPAQ 3970 : Navman Sleeve : CoPilot 4 : Somewhere in the loft

 
Posted by Guivre46 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:54 pm Reply with quote

OK, sensibleness [?] breaks out, but the drinking theme continues. Cheers!


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
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