Spot Messenger Review. This is coming to Australia shortly

SPOT messenger

 

This little beauty promises to give us a lot of help and communication while traveling.

For its size approximately 111mm x69mmx44 mm and about 210 grams in weight, it offers you a world wide satellite communication coverage. Often in areas where your normal cell phone will not.

This will offer you emergency help when you need it the most. This little beauty SPOT also allows you to communicate with friends and family while away on holidays. It gives out a message that you pre set. They can also track it with Google so they can follow your progress.

SPOT Messenger

The Way it works

When activated if you are in trouble, SPOT will find your exact co-ordinance from the GPS network, and send your location to the 911 emergency response center. They will then contact the local police or the necessary departments, involved in receiving the emergency signal, depending on which country you are in.

Security check

Each time you turn SPOT on it recommends that you go through a check system to make sure it is communicating correctly.

Battery

SPOT has a long life battery. It has its own on/off switch to avoid activating it by accident.

Land or Water

SPOT also works efficiently over land or water.

How Spot worked for us

After purchasing the SPOT Messenger, we paid for the insurance and the program. Which involved setting it up.

We then set it to send emails every 10 minutes to our daughter. If for some reason she could not receive these we had a backup that it would notify our son on his mobile.  As it turned out we did not need the backup.

Before leaving our base home for the night we would set SPOT going by holding down the on/off button for a couple of seconds until a green light blinked.

Then we would hold down the OK button until two green lights blinked.  SPOT would then start tracking are trip.  It would also send emails to our daughter every 10 minutes.  She did not have to be on the net it worked like any emails.  When she came home she would just log in and see where we were.

When we stopped for that day we would turn it off and she would know where we were.

The only trouble we had at one stage was a faulty battery.  Once we replaced that we had no more problems.

Therefore I can thoroughly recommend them for those people thinking of travelling into our great outback, miles away from civilasation.

Visit the Home Page of SPOT

 

The American link for enquiries: Click here to visit SPOT

 

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Mark Bennett 8 years ago from Citizen of the Globe

Hmmm, sounds very useful. Although you're not likely to be in a sledding accident out there in the wide, brown Land Down Under, are you? ;)


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Evidently these work well in america and around the world. Also they communicate with family letting them know your wherabouts.


Abhinaya 8 years ago

Good things always come in small sizes (packages).I am waiting for the day I own one.This looks very promising.Thanks for the info.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Yes I have been told they will be in Australia in a month. So waiting to see. Specs say they contact 911, but in australia our emergency is 000. So doing a bit more checking before we go away on trip before buying.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Good to hear about this new communication device even though I do not live in Australia, but I love hearing about all thing Aussie. I still hope to visit your beautiful country one day. I am glad you are writing these informative hubs to help people buy well performing communication devices and I see this one has a long life battery, which is essential.


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Sounds like Christmas is going to come early for us. That is apart from the Nav System to show you the way home.

Thanks for the information


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Sweetie pie. I have been looking for something safety wise and this like it could be a good backup. Especially regarding battery


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Mr marmalade yes start shopping early for xmas. now is the time.


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zylla3philippines 8 years ago from Anaheim, CA

Good to know what's new...but I'm stuck in time with just the bare necessities.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

I know exactly how you feel. thanks for stopping by


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Useful device for emergencies, all seems rugged for outdoor use.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Nice and small so will not take up much room. Running out of room at the moment and have to check weight factor as well.


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pjdscott 8 years ago from Durham, UK

I love reading about new and useful technological devices such as this, designed to make people's lives safer and better. Super discovery and hub!


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

pjscott Yes technology is still going in leaps and bounds. thanks for stopping by


Mike Peterson 8 years ago

Not affiliated with the vendor, just a very happy customer. I ordered one from http://www.MyLiveTracks.com/ - got a prompt response to my inquiries, a 50% off coupon for the tracking service, and a great discounted price. Shipping was just a bit extra to cross the ocean. Highly recommend the unit as well as the vendor!


Danno 4 years ago

co-ordinance should be coordinates.

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