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  • Satellite network tracks the whereabouts of your vehicle, boat or other mobile assets on your online SPOT account, and sends a text/email message when new movement is detected
  • Subscribe to Basic service ($99.99 yearly) to track GPS coordinates every 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes; Add Extreme Tracking (additional $99.99 yearly) to track every 2.5 minutes
  • Motion-activated tracking uses vibration sensors to send GPS coordinates only when Trace is moving; when stationary for 5 minutes, Trace enters Suspended Track mode
  • Automatic Stop Message from the resting location at the next tracking interval lets you know your asset is no longer moving
  • The SPOT Trace GPS Tracker also sends Daily Status, Low Battery and Power Off alerts
  • For a boat, Dock mode helps eliminate false tracks caused by wave movement
  • Compact size helps ensure easy, unnoticeable mounting; includes reversible mounting bracket, industrial double-sided tape, adhesive grip pad and adhesive hook-and-loop strips
  • SPOT Trace GPS Tracker operates in temperatures ranging from -22° to 140°F (-30° to 60°C) and from -328 to 21,320 ft. (-100 to 6,500m) altitude
  • Includes 4 AAA rechargeable lithium batteries that last up to 4.5 months (with clear skies and tracking movement of 1 hour per day at 5 min. intervals)
  • Optional line power is also available via microUSB port (cable not included)
  • Note: Trace requires an active SPOT subscription, credit card information and valid email address; current SPOT customers can log into existing accounts to activate Trace


An additional SPOT Service Plan is required for operation. $99.99 yearly subscription covers basic service and tracking. Add Extreme Tracking at 2.5 min. intervals for an additional $99.99 per year.

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Best Use Multisport
Batteries 4 AAA lithium
Dimensions 2.69 x 2.02 x 0.96 inches
Weight 3.1 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for what its for I bought this for my wife to track me when I ride my motorcycle over extended trips. it works great for vehicles got the Gen 3 spot tracker for hiking and it works great to track there.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Came late, came broken, Spot doesn't respond Took over a month to get to me, it doesn't work, and the manufacturer hasn't responded to my request for assistance. AND it cost me $99 to activate the Spot, which doesn't work. So no, I'm not happy.
Date published: 2017-02-17
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We are about to go on a ten day hiking trip in Turkey. Your product seems like it is meant to track property when it moves to protect against theft. Will it work for hikers in rural areas? Will friends and family be able to track our whereabouts?

Asked by: Hiker Joe 123
According to the company, this is NOT recommended for carrying on the body. If you want to track yourself, get the SPOT Gen 3 or a Delorme inReach.
Answered by: Global Hopscotcher
Date published: 2017-01-27

For a car, can it be located anywhere i.e. engine bay, under seat, etc. or does it need a clean view to the satellite?

Asked by: Brutus
SPOT suggests the tracker should have a view of the sky. Reception can be inhibited due to hills, buildings and metal obstructions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-19

How well does this device work with a motorcycle. I noticed that is was advertised in our magazines.

Asked by: Boggst51
The SPOT Tracker sends the GPS location of your car, motorcycle, boat, or other valuable asset to communication satellites. These coordinates are then relayed to a ground network and on to your phone or computer via the internet. This can give you great peace of mind. Don't forget, an additional service plan is needed to monitor the device.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-28
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