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With a SPOT Personal Tracker, Backpacker April '08 states, ''Now you can call in a rescue—or simply send the OK signal—from anywhere.''

  • Features

    • The world's first satellite messenger, SPOT sends your coordinates and messages via commercial satellite to inform others of your location and status.
    • Offers an affordable alternative to personal locator beacons, satellite phones and cell-based GPS trackers
    • 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
    • ''Alert 911'' function dispatches emergency responders to your exact location
    • Use ''Help'' feature to request assistance from friends or family
    • ''Check In'' 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; reliable SPOT satellites transmit information
    • Rugged unit floats, works in extreme temps and altitudes and can be submerged up to 1m
    • Weighs less than 8 oz. and is small and easy to carry
    • Optional features include SPOTcast automatic tracking service and guaranteed extraction assistance in countries lacking emergency services
    • 2 AA lithium batteries (included) provide 1 year of power (unused), 14 days in SPOTcast mode and 7 days in 911 mode, or 1,900 SPOTcheck ''OK'' messages
    • Requires $99 annual subscription; $7.95 for optional extraction assistance in countries without emergency services (available at www.findmespot.com)

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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Backpacking

    Dimensions

    4.25 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches

    Weight

    7.25 ounces

    Water-Resistant Depth

    3.3 feet

    Activation

    Manual

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