Last year when Todd talked to John about Spot, we learned that GPS tracking can be vital for those who go off the beaten path. The device has been used in over 500 rescues. This year, they are back with the new SPOT GPS Messanger.
Scott talks with Derek about this new version of the GPS tracker. The device sends a geolocation message to check in. If you are in trouble, the device will send an SOS. It will also send an automated tracking mode that can update Googlemaps on a 10 min interval. Real-time data can be sent to friends and family, or to a social network like Facebook or Twitter.
The service is $100 per year, and utilizes the SPOT Satellite Network .
Height: 3.7″ (9.4 cm)
Width: 2.6″ (6.6 cm)
Thickness: 1″ (2.5 cm)
Weight: 5.2 oz (147.4g)
Operating Temp: -30C to 60C (-22F to 140F)
Operating Altitude: -100m to +6,500m(-328ft to +21,320ft)
Humidity Rated:MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
Vibration Rated:Per SAE J1455
Battery: 3 AAA Energizer™ Lithium Ultimate 8X
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