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    Spot SPOT-2 Satellite GPS Messenger Generation 2 - Orange

    NOTE: Please see the SPOT-2 Pricing and Service tab for subscription and data costs.

    The SPOT Generation 2 Satellite GPS Messenger includes all the same functionality as before - now in a smaller, more feature-rich form factor.

  • 30% Smaller
  • 30% Lighter
  • 30% Faster GPS Acquisition Introducing SPOT – The World’s First Satellite Messenger. SPOT gives you a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it and emergency help when you need it. SPOT is compact, rugged and easy to use. And since SPOT uses 100% satellite technology, it works virtually anywhere. Even where cell phones don’t.

    Your Story

    You’re miles away from everything. And your only worry is "what if?" What if there’s an accident? Could you call for help? And could anyone find you even if you did?

    SPOT is the world’s first satellite messenger. In the event of a minor mishap, SPOT lets you request non-emergency help from friends or family. Or if things get truly out of hand, you can call in the cavalry via 9-1-1. In additions, SPOT lets you send a message to friends and family so they know you’re okay, allows them to track your progress and even saves your waypoints for later – all with virtual views provided by Google Maps™.

    And since it’s all handled with satellite technology, you get coverage wherever you roam. Even where cell phones don’t.

    It’s your story - Live To Tell About It™


    The Ultimate Outdoor Messenger – 100% Satellite technology.

    SPOT is the first device that can communicate a message and your exact GPS coordinates to the people you need to contact from virtually anywhere around the world. With SPOT, you can keep in touch no matter what your outdoor activity may be. Whether you’re just checking in, allowing others to track your progress or calling for help – SPOT can give you and your loved ones assurance that your next adventure will be a safe one.

    Works where cell phones don’t

    SPOT utilizes 100% satellite technology, so SPOT works around the world, even where cell phones don’t. SPOT coverage including virtually all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa and North-eastern Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas. Backed by one of the world’s leading mobile satellite companies, the SPOT network has provided reliable service for over 50,000 governmental and industrial clients.

    Communicates like GPS devices can’t – Transmitting messages and exact coordinates.

    Unlike traditional GPS devices, which only receive a satellite signal indicating your location, SPOT uses dual satellite networks which allows for an outward communication of your coordinates to be sent to friends and family, or to request emergency assistance when you need it.

  • The SPOT satellite messenger uses the Globalstar data communications network which is separate from the voice service. The SPOT annual fees for the data communications is listed below. These costs are by far the best for satellite data communications.
    • $99.99 USD/year: Basic satellite service subscription.
      This includes:
      • SPOT ALERT 9-1-1: Dispatch emergency responders to your location. Unlimited usage included.
      • SPOT CHECK IN: Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay. Unlimited usage included.
      • SPOT ASK FOR HELP: Request help from friends and family at your location. Unlimited usage included.
    • $7.95∗ USD/year: SPOT Insurance, GEOS Search and Rescue Benefit.
      Provides up to $100,000 USD of additional search and rescue resources, including helicopter extraction around the world and reimbursement benefits - underwritten by Lloyd's of London - for any emergency service expenses incurred. For more information, including terms and conditions, visit
      (∗ price if purchased at initial activation. $150.00 USD afterwards)
    • $49.99 USD/year: Tracking Upgrade Option.
      Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps. This upgrade is highly recommended by GPS City for anyone who will use the SPOT Track progress feature. Do not forget to get insurance so you are not billed for your rescue!
    • $30 USD/year: Roadside Assistance Option.
      Just press the Help button to receive 24/7 Roadside assistance through the trusted Nation Safe Driver system. At a price lower than the popular OnStar service, you can receive have roadside assistance sent directly to your current GPS location. The SPOT system uses satellite communication so help is on its way no matter where you are. Even if you have no cell service, you will still be able to request roadside assistance using SPOT. Services include roadside towing, auto-accident assistance, fuel services, tire repair, battery service, and lost keys or lockouts
    New Features / Enhancements:
  • Advanced GPS
  • GPS acquisition 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
  • Recyclable packaging

    Standard Features:

  • SOS: Emergency assistance request sent with your GPS location to GEOS every 5 min until batteries die or until cancelled
  • Help/SPOT Assist: Request help from friends and family every 5 min for 1 hour. Up to 10 contacts – phone & email
  • Check In: Lets contacts know where you are and that you’re okay. Attempts to send three messages to help ensure successful transmission. Up to 10 contacts–phone & email. Contacts will receive only 1 message
  • Custom Message: Create custom non-urgent message to send to friends and family
  • Track Progress: Acquires your GPS location every 10 minutes for 24 hours. Sends each location one time. Previous 2 track points sent with current track point helping ensure consistent recording of movements
  • Emergency Response Center: GEOS is operational 7 days/wk. 365 days a year, operating out of Houston, texas (2 addl. backup locations)
  • History Review: Review all Check In, track, Alert SOS, and Help locations via using Google Maps for up to 30 days
  • Shared Page: You can share messages and locations with others via a personal shared page (optional password protection) or SPOt Adventures account at Live data viewing up to 7 days, data storage in account up to 30 days. Can have up to 10 shared pages
  • Button Covers: Prevent accidental activation of SOS or Help features
  • GPS Signal Indicator: Visual LED status of GPS signal acquired
  • Message Sent Indicator: Visual LED status of message sent
  • Security: Data protection via the latest techniques.
    • 3rd party penetration testing two times/yr by
    • VeriSign certifcate (Share Page & Login Site)
    • Latest security patches updated quarterly
    • Network has frewalls and port scanning
  • Removable Case: Flexible attachment solution providing Arm Band, Carabiner & Car Dash attachment. Refective material
  • International Communication: Universally accepted icons to communicate button features
  • Replaceable Button Covers: One set included
  • Specifications

    Export Data:

  • CSV (spreadsheet), KML (Google Earth™), GPX (GPS data)


  • FCC, IC, WEEE: Outside of Case
  • SAR, RoHS, CE1313: Inside Case

    Additional Specs:

  • Size: 3.7" x 2.6" x 1.0" (9.4 x 6.6 x 2.5 cm)
  • Wt: 5.2 oz (147.4 g)
  • SOS transmit: 5 min. intervals until batteries die, 1350 transmissions on fresh battery
  • Help/SPOt Assist transmit: 5 min. intervals for 1 hr
  • Check In/Custom Message transmit: three times within 20 min. - only posts one
  • GPS Lat. Lon. datum format: WGS-84

    Operating Environment:

  • temperature: -22°F to +140°F (-30°C to +60°C)
  • Altitude: -328 ft to 21,325 ft (-100 m to +6500 m)
  • Humidity: MIL-StD-810F Method 507.4 95% to 100% condensing
  • Salt Fog: Per MIL-StD 810E Method 509.3, 5% NaCl, 95% distilled water
  • Vibration: Per SAE J1455, Random, 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 0.04g_/Hz
  • Water Proof: 16.4 ft (5 m) submersion for 1 hour
  • Buoyant: Yes


  • Batteries: 3 AAA lithium
  • transmission Power: 0.16 Watts
  • Standby mode: 110 days


  • On/Off
  • OK/Check
  • Message
  • track
  • SOS
  • Help
  • GPS Acquired
  • Message Sent
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