SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger (Orange/Black)
- Faster GPS acquisition for quicker 911 response
- Sends check in message, capable of tracking, sends help assistance message, alert SOS for emergency assistance
- More satellite detection than any competitive product on the market
- Operates under the harshest environments, temperature, altitude, humidity, corrosion, vibration, waterproof, and buoyant
- New smaller size, lighter weight
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SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger.Includes all the same functionality as before - now in a smaller, more feature-rich form factor. . 30% Smaller. 30% Lighter. Faster GPS Aquisition.New Features/Enhancements:. Advanced GPS. GPS aquisition light. Custom message button. Enhanced antenna performance. Dedicated tracking button. Improved tracking performance. Safety covers over S.O.S. and Help buttons. Replaceable button covers. Illuminated buttons. Message sent indicator light. Includes armband case. Re
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However, things to know about the co-ordinate links generated by SPOT
(1) The link to SPOT is only valid for 30 days. After 30 days, SPOT will delete your message from their system, and there after, your link will fail. So anyone reading your blog say 40 days after the post, will not be able to see your location.
(2) SPOT also provides a Google URL. However, the way the URL is generated by SPOT that requires an EMBED API to use iFrame mode. My blog does not have this API, so again readers will not see my location. Why does SPOT do this? Well their systems have the API, so they are OK.
But there is a workaround. What you have to do is:
(a) create a new link using https://www.google.ca/search?q=latitude,longtitude in numeric format, for example==> https://www.google.ca/search?q=43.7000,-79.4000
(b) delete the links sent by SPOT
Not an ideal solution, but will get your readers to your location for that posting, every time. Even after 30 days. And no matter what blogging solution you are using, and no matter which browser is being used by your readers.
Of course SPOT themselves could change their links, and I did submit a request for a change to the Google URL. But........do not hold your breath based on my conversations with their Help Desk.
As a solution, this will send an email with your current co-ordinates to your blog, from pretty much anywhere in the world, and no need for internet, nor cell-phone coverage.Read more ›
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I ordered a caring case as I was told that one did not come with the spot....now I have two and have had no luck returning the case.Published on June 16 2014 by Amazon Customer
I was looking for a gps with waypoints, so I returned this item without problem and bought what I wanted. Very pleased with the service I got.Published on Sept. 10 2013 by westendmj
It worked really well for me on my last paragliding trip. Using the check-in ok button linked with a short message was a great way to communicate to everyone on my list that I was... Read morePublished on March 1 2013 by Kai S
A positive buying experience, the product was exactly as described and arrived in a timely manner. The spot is a fantastic device for anyone who travels in the backcountry.Published on Dec 30 2012 by Richard Thompson
This unit was a replacement for an identical one which failed after just over one year of use. What can one expect for less $200? Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2012 by Ron Manning