SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger

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The SPOT® Gen3 satellite GPS messenger provides communication with friends and family when you want it and emergency assistance when and where you need it. Using 100% satellite technology, SPOT® works virtually anywhere in the world, even when cell phones don't. Access multiple tracking and SOS features, all with the simple push of a button. Gen3 is upgraded with Extended and Unlimited tracking modes, as well as motion-activated tracking.


  • Upgraded Tracking Options: Unlimited and Extreme Tracking allow you to choose the rate at which your tracking messages are sent – every 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes
  • Extended Tracking Mode: When you upgrade to Unlimited or Extreme tracking, SPOT® Gen3 will continue sending tracks for as long as you keep moving or until the power runs out
  • Motion-Activated Tracking: Vibration sensor tells SPOT® to send tracks when you are moving and to stop when you do; this conserves battery power and keeps your Shared Page from getting cluttered when you stop to camp for the night; available with all tracking service levels
  • Longer Battery Life: Nearly twice the battery life of the original SPOT® unit
  • New Power Options: Use the included 4 AAA Energizer® Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries, NiMH rechargeable batteries (sold separately), or a 5v USB connection
  • SOS: The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide - for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe
  • Help: In the event of a non-life-threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance
  • Check-in/OK: Allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a preprogrammed message along with your GPS location; a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 predetermined contacts, and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT® account for later reference
  • Custom Message: Allows you to let your friends and family now receive a custom message along with your GPS location with a push of a button
  • Track Progress: Allows you to send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near real time using Google Maps
  • Service subscription is required to use your SPOT® device (sold separately)
  • Includes strap, USB cable, carabiner, batteries, and quick reference guide


  • Battery Type: 4 AAA Energizer® Lithium Ultimate 8X (included) or 4 AAA Energizer® NiMH rechargeable (sold separately)
  • Operating Temp: -22 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 to 60 degrees Celsius)
  • Operating Altitude: -328' to +21,320' (-100 m to +6,500 m)
  • Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
  • Waterproof Rated: IPX7 (1 m for up to 30 minutes)
  • Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455
  • Dimensions: H 3.43" x W 2.56" x D 1" (8.72 x 6.5 x 2.54 cm)
  • Weight: 4 oz (114 g) with batteries

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SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger

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SPOT Gen3 is great notification

By traveler

from Silverthorne, CO

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Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger:

I travel and hike a lot alone, sometimes in places where there is no cell service. I bought the Spot Gen3 because friends have something similar for letting people know where they are when they travel. I used mine on a recent trip and it worked very well. I set up one message if I had cell service and my check in/OK message said I didn't have cell service. At least people knew I was OK in my wanderings.

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Great Product and it actually works!!

By Worried Mother

from Coral Springs, FL

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Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger:

The Spot Tracker was actually used in the Smokey Mountains in north Carolina last weekend (June,2015). My kids sent us their coordinates and the OK signal, several times a day, letting us know they were alive and doing well. Thanks for the peace of mind!

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By MitchG

from Longmont, CO

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    • Deceptive Billing
    • Poor customer service

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      Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger:

      I usually don't do things like this, but this company is a real piece of work. Never buy a SPOT tracking device. They charge you for services you don't know you have, they force you to keep a credit card on file, and the only way you can use their product is if you have an auto renewing service. If I delete my credit card from their website, even though I have already paid for a year's service, they will deactivate my device and cancel my subscription. I tried one of their add-on products last year with a coupon and this year they automatically billed me for the service. They said they sent me out an email telling me they were billing my card, which I never saw, but would only refund me a pro-rated amount on the services I didn't want. They charged me for a replacement program, which I never subscribed to, but they say I did when I activated the device. I would have never knowingly done that. So to cancel the replacement program I do not get a refund for what they charged me. When you tell them that you do not agree with what they are doing, they point you to the activation agreement. Rather than trying to work with their customers to come up with an acceptable solution for both parties, they have a take-it or leave-it attitude. Well, I paid for this year already, but I will be looking at their competitors for next year. BUYER BEWARE. Also, their track add-on is junk. It drops a breadcrumb every 10 minutes and draws a straight line from one point to the next. Very useless.

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