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SPOT Connect Satellite Communicator


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  • Pair SPOT Connect with your smartphone and connect to a global satellite network that lets you send messages and GPS coordinates from virtually anywhere on the planet
  • SOS function lets you send your exact GPS coordinates and a request for emergency assistance to the GEOS International Emergency Response Center
  • SOS signal transmits every 5 minutes until the batteries die; GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agency in your area to bring you aid
  • For non-emergency help, SPOT Connect lets you send preselected friends and family requests for assistance via SMS text and email; signal goes out every 5 min. for 1 hr.
  • Check-in/OK feature sends a predefined message to friends and family, letting them know that you're OK and showing your current location
  • Record your progress and share it with others using the Track Progress function; contacts can watch your progress almost real time on Google Maps as your adventure unfolds
  • Basic service ($99.99 annual subscription required) lets you send unlimited predefined Check-in/OK, Help and SOS messages as well as updates to Facebook and Twitter
  • Optional Type & Send messaging allows custom text via satellite (additional charges apply for Type & Send and Track Progress service plans)
  • Subscribe to basic service and optional services at
  • Unit operates in temperatures ranging from -13°F/-25°C to 140°F/60°C
  • SPOT Connect Satellite Communicator is rated waterproof to IPX7 standards: it can be submerged underwater to a depth of 1m for up to 30 min.


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Best Use Backpacking
Activation Manual
Water-resistant depth Yes
Waterproof Yes
Batteries 2 AA
Dimensions 3 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches
Weight 4.9 ounces

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