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SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger

Model # 14628093Mfg # SPOTGEN3 ORANGE

$149.99

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The latest in the line of rugged SPOT Satellite GPS Messengers, SPOT Gen3 keeps you connected even when you’re off the grid. Using the power of satellite technology, SPOT works virtually anywhere in the world. Check in with your personal and professional networks, send custom messages and let others track your location in real-time via Google Maps™. In an emergency, transmit an SOS with your location to GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center.

 

  • Compact and lightweight: Weighing only 3.2oz. (with batteries), it packs easily for traveling.
  • Long battery life: Choose from Lithium or rechargeable batteries; or line-power the unit through its USB port.
  • New tracking options: Now you can choose the rate of tracking that suits your adventure (2 1/2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes).
  • Motion-activated tracking: Now your SPOT knows when you’re moving and when you stop to make camp. When SPOT Gen3 senses you’ve stopped for an extended period of time it will stop sending track messages until you start moving again.
  • New contoured shape: The new design allows you to easily attach your SPOT to your bag, boat or vehicle, allowing SPOT to go wherever you do.

Service agreement required. SPOT’s Basic Service Plan costs $99.99 per year. Basic Tracking is $49.99 per year. Enhanced Tracking is $49.99. Extreme Tracking is $149.99 Other services include SPOT Assist Maritime with BoatUS for $10 per year.

Specifications:

  • Activation Method: Manual
  • GPS: Internal high-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Battery Type: Four AAA lithium (included)
  • Battery Life: Up to 50 days
  • Dimensions: 3 7/16"H x 2 9/16"W x 1"D
  • Weight: 4.0oz.
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Warranty: One year for defects in workmanship

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SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (4), Casual/ recreational (3)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    A great riding companion

    By BillP

    from Arizona

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger:

      I carry my SPOT on long bicycle trips in remote areas and on frequent shorter rides. On a normal day, it allows my wife or friends to watch my progress. I've had occasion to use the SOS button when I encountered an injured cyclist far from a town or cell coverage. The SPOT call center contacted the correct 911 center who dispatched a sheriff and medical almost instantly. They also contacted my wife and kept her current with what was going on. Now, I won't go out without it.

       
      5.0

      Saved my Life

      By VintageHusky

      from Winchester, CA

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Remote Motorcycle Riding

        Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger:

        Embarked on a 7 day motorcycle dualsport ride by myself and on day 2 I fell and broke my leg. I was 30 miles from civilization, my only salvation was my SPOT. Within 2 hours of activating my SPOT I was being loaded into a helicopter for my trip to the hospital. I'll never ride without my SPOT!

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        nice try, but comes up impotent

        By webstersailorFL

        from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • 1-way Sos
        • Poor Signal
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger:

          I've been a SPOT customer since 2008, when they came out with SPOT1, and what surprises me the most is there has been no product development whatsoever in 7 years.

          y SPOT3 is essentially a smaller, lighter, but just as ineffective spot1. I returned the unit a week after I bought it, having been led to believe its got neat new features. The bottom line, I'm still doing after all these years canned messaging, 1 way SOS, and the tracking service gets a little old. With several new 2-way communicators on the market, its time for me to upgrade.

          What is really a drag is that my OK messages get through about 60% of the time, not 99% as the coverage map says. The folks at SPOT are stretching the truth.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Product

          By Win

          from South Dakota/Caribbean

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger:

              worked well right out of the box. no problems with setting it up. it was purchased to supplement my EPIRB by allowing limited non-critical messaging. I do wish it had an available mounting system for installation on a boat.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Spot Gen3 same headaches

              By BB

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Could Be A Life Saver

              Cons

              • Difficult To Install

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats
              • Outdoor
              • Small Boats

              Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger:

              I use this product mostly for motorcycle riding and hiking in remote locations. It could be a life saver if you can not get help any other way. It is such a shame the website and customer service is so difficult to work with. If anyone else offered this service I would switch in a minute. I would recommend to a friend because there is no other such service available.

              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent

              By Gtrgrl

              from Florida

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Reliable
              • Sos Distress In Case
              • Tracking For Family
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jet Ski
                • Large Boats
                • Outdoor
                • Small Boats

                Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger:

                We use the SPOT on our PWC when we take touring trips. It is nice that family is able to locate your whereabouts without having to text or call your cell phone.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Arrived timely. Some problems with set u

                By Flyerman

                from Mandan nd

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Size

                Cons

                • Trouble With Setup

                Best Uses

                • Don't Know Yet
                • When Flying Private

                Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger:

                My last spot worked great

                (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I like the SPOT!

                By Lauren

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to operate

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor

                  Comments about SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger:

                  I really like the function and the durability of the spot. I wish the website that you plug your messages and contacts into was easier to navigate... but the product itself:tracking, checking in, reviewing your course all work great. I haven't had to use the emergency features (hopefully never have to) but it's good to know they are there. I like not having to rely on my cell in remote areas.

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