Alleviate anxiety knowing you can use the Gen4 device from SPOT to communicate with emergency services, friends and family when you're off the beaten path and outside of mobile coverage.
The SOS feature enables the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center to detect your GPS coordinates and give the information to local response teams at the push of a button. The Gen4 also allows you to set up a vibration sensor that sends tracking updates when you stop and when you’re on the move. Check-in with up to 10 of your nearest and dearest by pre-programming an email or text with your GPS coordinates, and use the custom-message function to send a secondary 'OK' message. Plus, there's a Help/S.O.V. function that alerts your personal contacts, informing them if you need some assistance in non-threatening situations.
Designed to be rugged yet compact enough to fit in with your lightweight adventures, the SPOT Gen4 is an absolute essential for staying safely connected on remote adventures.
Please note - requires a paid subscription for service, head here for more info
SOS feature communicates with GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center which gives your GPS coordinates and information to local response teams
Customised tracking feature sends updates of your movements
Check-in feature sends pre-programmed text or email to 10 contacts
Custom message function for pre-determined contacts
Help/S.O.V. function for non-life-threatening situations/SPOT S.O.V. service (additional service required)
IP68 | Impact, Dust & Water Resistant − Up to a depth of 2 m for up to 30 minutes
Line Power with 5V USB − Micro USB Cable | Used for firmware and settings updates
4 x AAA Ultimate Lithium Included | 4 x AAA NiMH Rechargeable
With 100% view of sky − SOS: 13 days | Tracking @ 60 minute intervals 24hrs/day: 52 Days
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
Limited 1 Year
Staff tip:Note − SPOT Gen4 requires a paid subscription, follow the link above for details.
Will the spot 4 charge via the USB and is it still tracking while it does so? I know my mates Gen 3 seems to stop tracking if you have it plugged in
Smitty - Canberra, ACT(2 years ago)
The Spot 4 runs off 4 x AAA batteries and is non rechargeable. It comes with a USB cable for firmware and operating system updates, and to change settings through your desktop Spot program. Hope that helps!
Lauren - Snowys(2 years ago)
Subscription Fee1 answer
Does the subscription have to be maintained continuously or can it be registered as needed. eg. for a month at a time?
Phil - Inman Valley(3 years ago)
All of the information regarding subscriptions can be found here, there are options for yearly plans or flexible monthly plans.