SATELLITE GPS MESSENGER
MEANT FOR ADVENTURE
SPOT Gen4 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of reliable cellular service. SPOT Gen4 lets family, friends, and colleagues know you are OK, or if the unexpected should happen, sends your GPS location to emergency responders all with the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you play or work.
With the push of a button, FocusPoint International, Inc. provides emergency rescue coordination and monitoring through their dedicated search and rescue coordination centers. – for example, contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe. The S.O.S. button is for emergencies only.
Customized tracking features take your adventure to the next level. Choose motion-activated tracking regardless of the level of service you choose and set up a vibration sensor to tell your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do.
Send a pre-programmed text message or an email with GPS coordinates to up to 10 contacts with your location. Your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a shared view.
Set up custom messages before your next adventure to send to your list of pre-determined contacts. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT S.O.V. service on your Help button.
Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations. Or, use SPOT S.O.V. for professional vehicular services on land. (Additional service required)
SPOT Gen4 lets users check in with managers and colleagues by sending pre-programmed text messages or emails with their GPS coordinates. Users also have a life-saving line of communication if the unexpected should happen; Gen4 sends your GPS location to emergency responders with the push of a button.
SPOT GEN4 INCLUDES
- USB Cable
- Quick Reference Guide
The SPOT Gen4 is a rugged, pocket-sized device that’s roughly the size of a deck of playing cards. It’s mostly plastic with rubber accents and you’ll notice there’s no display on it. Instead, you’ll interact with the SPOT Gen4 using a series of buttons you’ll find on the front. Three of these buttons are easily accessible while two of them are “locked” away under protective flaps so you don’t accidentally push them by accident.
The three easily accessible buttons are tracking check-ins and custom messages. Basically, the check-in and custom message buttons are to let those on your contact list know that you’re still OK. This is good if you’re in an area where there’s no one around, such as the woods or up in the mountains. The tracking button allows you to enable map tracking so that you and your loved ones always know where you are.
That brings me to the two buttons that are hidden away under flaps. The first button is a help/help s.o.v. which will send an alert to specific contacts that you need non-life-threatening help or roadside assistance. The second button is for more life-threatening situations where S.O.S. is needed. This button sends an S.O.S. to the 24/7 GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center and provides them with your exact GPS location coordinates so that local response teams can find you and send help. This is why both these buttons are protected from accidental presses because the last thing you want to is cry wolf. The SPOT Gen4 is powered by 4xAAA batteries. You’ll need to unscrew the backplate to get to where the batteries go so I recommend always having some kind of multi-tool with you if you’re venturing into the great unknown. Don’t forget those extra batteries either.
|HELP/SPOT ASSIST: Request help from your colleagues at your GPS location or ask for help from professional assistance organizations.||HEIGHT: 3.48” (8.83 cm) WIDTH: 2.66” (6.76 cm)|
|TRACK: Automatically send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using SPOT My Globalstar.||THICKNESS: 0.93” (2.36 cm)|
|CHECK IN: Let contacts know where you are and that you’re okay with a pre-programmed message.||OPERATING ALTITUDE: -328 ft to +21,320 ft (-100 m to +6,500 m)|
|CUSTOM MESSAGE LLet contacts know where you are by sending a pre-programmed message with your GPS location..||HUMIDITY RATED: MIL-STD 810F, Temperature cycling from 20°C to 60°C while maintaining 95% RH|
|S.O.S. In an emergency, send an S.O.S. with your GPS location to GEOS, who facilitates search and rescue.||VIBRATION RATED: Per SAE J1455|
|LONG BATTERY LIFE: Send 1,250 Check In and Custom Messages on a single set of Lithium batteries||DUST AND WATER RESISTANT: IP68, BATTERY TYPE: 4 AAA Energizer® Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92)|
4 AAA Energizer® NiMH rechargeable batteries (NH12)