Spot Messenger Review. This is coming to Australia shortly
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.
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.
Each time you turn SPOT on it recommends that you go through a check system to make sure it is communicating correctly.
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.
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The American link for enquiries: Click here to visit SPOT