Connect (Spring 2016)
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Spot - Connect (Spring 2016)

Today's smartphones provide a level of social connection far beyond what we imagined just a few years ago. But when you go beyond the reach of the grid, your smartphone needs the help of SPOT Connect to keep you in touch with friends, family, and emergency personnel. Simply pair your smartphone with SPOT Connect, and get connected to a global satellite network that lets you send messages and GPS coordinates from virtually anywhere on the planet. Update Twitter and Facebook. Send email and text messages. Request non-emergency help from professional service providers. And in the case of a critical emergency, send an SOS message requesting emergency assistance.

Technical specifications & features

Weight 4.9 ounces w/ batteries
Color Black
Dimensions 3" x 2.6" x 1.2" (7.6 cm x 6.6 cm x 3.2 cm)
Material Battery: Type: 2 AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8X (L91)
Other Features Key Features:
Send messages from virtually anywhere via satellite
Type & Send message (41 character) or Predefined message (120 character) options*
Track Progress on Google Maps™ or SPOT Adventures page*
Integrates with SPOTadventures.com and popular social destinations
Smartphone app for operation and detailed status
On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
SOS: Activate the SOS mode to begin sending your GPS location to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC). Add a custom message to update responders of your condition. The IERCC alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe. Read more icon

Help: Use the Help mode to send either custom Type & Send or Predefined messages to recipients in your contact list for non-life threatening assistance. Read more

Check-in/OK: Use Check-in/OK mode to send your messages and your location to friends and family. These messages can also be simultaneously sent to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. 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 Adventures account. Read more

Track Progress: Start/stop tracking at any time using the SPOT Connect App. (Additional service required). You can also mark a Reference Point or send Check-in/OK messages from specific locations while in Track Progress mode.

Type & Send: Use SPOT Connect to send custom email and text messages via satellites to your contacts. Create up to 41 character SOS, Help and Check-in/OK messages. Messages will be sent directly to the contact groups you select via email or SMS. You can even post custom messages on Twitter and Facebook. If you encounter problems, you can send custom SOS messages describing your situation, with your GPS position included.

Social Networks: Don't lose the connection to your social networks when you venture off the cellular grid. SPOT Connect with the basic service package enables you to send Predefined messages to your favorite social destinations. The Type & Send function allows you to create short custom messages in the field, which you can send to social destinations or specific contacts via email or text message.

GPS Lat. Lon. datum format: WGS-84

Operating Environment:
• Operating temperatures: -13°F to +140°F (-25°C to +60°C)
• Altitude: -328 ft to 21,325 ft (-100 m to +6500 m)
• IPX7 Waterproof: Up to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
•Bluetooth range ~30 feet

Certifications: FCC, IC, WEEE, SAR, RoHS, CE

Satellite Technology:
• GPS accuracy: 32.8 ft (10 m) location accuracy
• Commercial satellites (LEO): 1610-1620 MHz L-band frequency
• Visibility: 1 to 4 at any one time
• More satellites for SOS detection than anyone for faster signal detection.

Compatibility:
• Apple iOS: Made for iPod touch® (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone® 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G*
•Android™: Platform 2.0 or later*

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Don't buy if you expect this will send a message to save you in an emergency. It's a toy that will update your location via satellite maybe a quarter of the time; the rest of the signals will never make it though. This is what I found using it on several mountaineering and backpacking trips.

Also, if you want to buy this toy (which I don't recommend), VERY CAREFULLY read their full Terms and Conditions which is hidden deep in their web site. You'll find pages and pages of legal contract terms that gives them right to bill you for many additional charges to you fail to follow their terms to the letter.

Stay away from this operation! Review by mtnm

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Does this require a monthly or yearly subscription? If so, what is the subscription cost?
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Question by: Stephen on May 26, 2012 8:30:43 PM
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