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      SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger

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      • The SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger offers improved GPS acquisition and a 30% smaller and lighter design to send your location, status, messages and calls for help
      • New features and enhancements include faster and stronger GPS function, GPS acquisition light, sent message light and safety flaps over SOS and Help buttons
      • New design also sports an extra message button, separate tracking button, tracking message queue, replaceable button covers and illuminated buttons
      • An affordable alternative to PLBs, satellite phones and cell-based GPS trackers, SPOT II provides virtually full coverage in North America, Europe and Australia
      • Also covers portions of South America, northern Africa and northeastern Asia, along with thousands of miles of offshore areas
      • "SOS" function dispatches emergency responders to your exact location
      • Use "Help" feature to request assistance from friends or family
      • "Check-in/OK" allows you to transmit your location and that you are okay
      • Track your progress by sending and saving points along your route to Google Maps™
      • GPS satellites determine location; commercial SPOT satellites transmit information
      • Rugged unit works in extreme temperatures (-22° to 140°F) and altitudes (-328 ft. to 21,325 ft.) and can be submerged 1m for up to 30 minutes
      • SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger is light, small and easy to carry
      • Optional features include Track Progress automatic tracking service and guaranteed extraction assistance in countries lacking emergency services
      • 3 AAA lithium batteries (included) provide up to 3 months of standby power, 7 days in Track Progress mode and 6 days in SOS mode, or 700 Check-in/OK messages
      • Requires $99 annual subscription; $12.95 for optional extraction assistance in countries without emergency services (available at


      SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger

      Specification Description
      Best use Backpacking
      Activation Manual
      Water-resistant depth 1 meter
      Waterproof Yes
      Batteries 3 AAA lithium
      Dimensions 3.7 x 2.6 x 1 inches
      Weight 5.2 ounces

      SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger

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      Rated 1out of5
      by fromUnit Was Dead Out Of The Box [...] Long story short, back in October 2009 I purchased a Spot 2 personal messenger device from REI. Right out of the box it didn't work, I tried to exchange it for another device, but couldn't since Spot had started a recall of the devices. Spot's customer service was not only unhelpful, but were extremely rude every step of the way. I waited until March, five months after my initial purchase, and when a replacement unit was still not available, I returned my dead unit to the Anchorage REI store and purchased an ACR personal locator beacon. At this point it still took over a month and numerous phone calls to spot to convince them to refund my subscription for service I had never received. REI was wonderful through this process, but I can't say the same for Spot and would not recommend their service to anyone.
      Date published: 2010-04-19
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromNot ready for market I purchased a SPOT 1 when they first came out. Unless you are on top of the mountain they can't connect with a satellite. It then quit working as was replaced on warranty. A long wait. So, I bought a SPOT II thinking it would work better than the first generation. No so. Bottom line, we hike and snowshoe in the Sierra Nevada and the Lake District in the U.K. SPOT just doesn't work unless you happen to live in Kansas. The SPOT II has failed and the SPOT folks are difficult to work with. Bad attitudes to be polite. Don't buy SPOT, they just aren't worth it.
      Date published: 2010-05-16
      Rated 1out of5
      by from[...] This product was never dropped, wet, or stressed. It ceased function halfway up a High Peak in the Catskills -- leaving me without an emergency device. Although a long term customer, having owned a Spot 1 before this unit, I was treated like (a) a newbie or (b) an attempted fraud artist by customer service. I even have a prepaid 2 year contract and these folks won't replace my unit -- they may review a warranty claim but in the meantime, I'm hosed.
      Date published: 2010-05-06
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromPoor Quality[...] GPS function stopped working on the second trip. SPOT warranty would not return my emails even after calling and speaking to them. Had to return back through REI. Kudos to REI - You can always depend on them to warrant the products they sell.
      Date published: 2010-07-06
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromActivation problems Don't know yet, activation web site has not been working properly
      Date published: 2010-07-09
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromNot on my Buy again list! Unreliable This device was purchased with the intent to have the ability to call for help far from civilization for a single person out in the wilderness. I attempted to use it while hiking, going through forests, open fields and sides of mountains. It was very unreliable and failed to track the location, even in areas with a clear view to the sky. I stopped using the device altogether because it was just extra weight that didn't work. [...]
      Date published: 2010-07-24
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromGreat idea but unreliable Used twice on extended thru hikes. First time approx. 25% of the "I'm OK" messages got thru to my wife. Second trip ZERO made it to her. Called SPOT, was insulted, given ludicrous directions (my favorite was to turn the unit off to send the "I'm OK") and basically told I was on my own. Can't trust the 911 system if the "I'm Ok" is so dysfunctional. Great idea, terrible company and poor functionality.
      Date published: 2010-08-10
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromPoor piece of equipment Daughter purchased this item for safety reasons for a sheep hunting trip out of Kotzebue, AK. Upon arrival to Kotzebue the Spot II did not work ....fortunately they also had a Sat phone with them.
      Date published: 2010-08-11

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