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Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger

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Got a rugged adventure planned? Before you strap on your pack and boots and take off, make sure you have a device like the SPOT Gen3 from SPOT to give you a line of communication on your trip.

The Spot Gen3 uses satellite technology which allows you to communicate outside of the boundaries of phone service. In an emergency, the SPOT Gen3 has an S.O.S. function that when activated alerts the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center who will send your GPS coordinates to your local response team.

The check-in button allows you to send a pre-programmed text message to your friends or family as well as your location when you’re out of range, so they know that you’re okay. These tracking waypoints can also be integrated into a SPOT Shared Page or Adventure account that allows your friends and family to view a protected web link that shows your waypoints in near real time.

You can also set up a custom message before you leave along with your GPS location so you can stay in touch with your loved ones when you’re away. If you get yourself into a non-life-threatening situation, the help feature will alert your contacts that you need help, and they can get help sent your way. Be safe on your next trek with a SPOT Gen3 tracking your location as you go.

  • Requires active subscription for service, head here for more info
  • S.O.S. function
  • Check-in button
  • Custom message feature
  • Help function
  • Tracking feature
  • Activating the SOS function alerts the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center
  • Vibration rated Per SAE J1455
  • Please note: GPS accuracy degrades at Mach1 or somewhere in the vicinity of 1235 Km/hr!
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In Use Dimensions:
8.72H x 6.5W x 2.54D cm
Packed Dimensions:
8.72H x 6.5W x 2.54D cm
Rugged Plastic
IPX7 - Submersible to 1 metre for 30 minutes
4 x AAA Lithium Ultimate Included | 4 x AAA NiMH Rechargeable | 5V USB
Run Time:
With 100% view of sky - SOS: 13 days | Tracking @ 60 minute intervals 24hrs/day: 52 Days
Run Time:
With 50% view of sky - SOS: 6 days | Tracking @ 60 minute intervals 24hrs/day: 26 Days
Battery Replacement Interval:
Last 24 months in storage
ROHS and WEEE compliant | Certified to FCC and CE emissions, immunity and safety regulations | Meets FCC part 25 regulations, Canada type approval, CISPR Publication 22 (1985 1st Edition), RTTE Directive (1999/EC) and IEC 60950 safety standard.
Performs self test when turned on
0.114 Kg
Limited 1 Year
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Mar 06 2018

Spot3 tracker

Very good service. Very happy with my purchase.

- Mannering Park, NSW

What is the expected lifetime of a spot? Are the batteries replaceable? Thanks!1 answer

Trying to figure out the relative value of this device over a traditional PLB which needs to be replaced once activated. Thanks!

- Marangaroo (1 month ago)

G'day Clare,

The Spot Gen3 satellite GPS Messenger runs off of everyday AAA batteries, so you can replace them with no issues at all! As for battery life, it depends a bit on how you're using it but it'll run for 24 hours a day for 52 days if you've got clear skies and for about 26 days if it's 50% cloudy. 

- Snowys(1 month ago)

Subscription for service1 answer

Who do you contact to get a service subscription for this device?

- Tumby Bay(1 month ago)

G'day Lisa,

To subscribe Spot Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger to the Find Me Spot subscription, simply click here and it'll take you through to the page you need to register.

- Snowys(1 month ago)

Cost1 answer

What does this cost to activate and use

- whittlesea(3 months ago)

G'day Mick,

Spot Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger subscription costs can be found on Spot's website here.

- Snowys(3 months ago)

how does it work1 answer

how to operate it

- three springs 6519(4 months ago)

G'day John,

There's a pretty complex operation behind the Spot Gen 3 Satellite GPS Messenger. The easiest way to explain how the Spot Gen 3 Satellite GPS Messenger works is to direct you to the Quick Start Guide which can be viewed here. If that guide doesn't answer your questions, you can view the User Manual here.

- Snowys(4 months ago)
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