SPOT Gen 3 provides a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel into remote areas where regular forms of communication are unavailable. The latest generation of award winning SPOT devices, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you're OK, or if the worst should happen, sends your GPS location to emergency responders. When you're on the move it can transmit your GPS coordinates from as little as every 2.5 minutes so you can share your adventures in near real-time, and it has a motion sensor to avoid unnecessary tracks when you're stationary.
The SPOT Gen3 package includes:
- USB Cable
- Lithium Batteries
- Quick Start Guide
The SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger is the latest product in a multiple award winning range of SPOT devices designed to offer one way personal communications, SOS alerting and follow-me tracking all with the push of a button. SPOT Gen3 works in areas of the world where no other forms of communication exist, including oceans, deserts and mountains. It is an invaluable travel companion and potential lifeline for outdoors enthusiasts, expeditioners, or anyone working in remote locations. Easy to carry, SPOT Gen3 weighs just 114 grams including batteries and fits in the palm of your hand. SPOT Gen3 provides a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it, and emergency assistance when you need it. It is proven to be one of the best value for money lifesaving and communications devices that you can carry when travelling in remote areas.
SPOT Gen3 offers the following improvements over the previous SPOT 2 model:
Reduced Size: Easier to carry and travel with, the SPOT Gen3 is compact and light.
Longer Battery Life: More than 2 x the battery life of SPOT 2 when using internal lithium batteries.
Custom Tracking Rate: Tracking positions can now be sent every 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.
Motion Activated Tracking: An internal motion sensor gives SPOT Gen3 a theft alerting capability. Place it on any asset and when it detects movement it will begin transmitting its GPS coordinates.
USB Connection: Enables line power for unlimited use without concern for battery power and allows your SPOT Gen3 to have the latest firmware updates at all times.
In addition to the new features referred to above, SPOT Gen3 offers all the benefits of the previous SPOT 2:
SPOT SOS: The SPOT Gen3’s SOS function can be used in the unfortunate event of an emergency scenario or other life-threatening situation. Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordinating Center every five minutes until cancelled or until the batteries are depleted. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your GPS location and personal data as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal.
SPOT Help: The SPOT Gen3’s Help function acts as a less serious version of the SOS function; it can be used for circumstances which are not immediately dangerous and will alert your own contacts to your situation.
SPOT Check In/OK: The SPOT Gen3’s Check-in button is a simple feature which transmits a message to reassure your family, friends, or colleagues that all is well, or that you have reached your destination. Up to 10 contacts can be set up and all tracking points automatically save to your SPOT account. Your contacts will receive either a text with your message and coordinates, or an email featuring a Google Maps link to your location.
SPOT Custom Message: This button will send a pre-written message to your chosen contacts, along with your current GPS location, for a more detailed response or a secondary ‘help’ message when used with the SPOT Assist service. Your contacts will receive either a text with your message and coordinates, or an email featuring a Google Maps link to your location.
SPOT Track Progress (Additional service plan required): SPOT Gen 3 allows you to transmit your GPS coordinates every 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Additionally, the new Unlimited and Extreme tracking plans will send messages until you turn off your SPOT so there is no need to reset after 24 hours. Friends, family and colleagues can view your current and past tracks online. SPOT Gen3 has the following battery life based on the tracking frequencies show:
- 2.5 min tracking interval: 20 days
- 5 min tracking interval: 25 days
- 10 min tracking interval: 45 days
- 30 min tracking interval: 50 days
(assuming fully charged battery at commencement)
Dust & Water Resistant: SPOT Gen3 has an IPX7 rating, meaning it is designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions. It can even be submersed in water up to 1m for 30 minutes.
- Dimensions: 3.43" x 2.56" x 1"
- Weight: 114g with lithium batteries
- IP rating: IPX7 (can be submersed at 1m for 30 mins)
- Operating temperature: -30 C to + 60 C (-22 F to 140 F)
- Operating Altitude: -100m to 6,500m (-328 ft to + 21,320 ft)
- SOS: Alert emergency services of critical emergencies at the touch of a button
- Help: Let your friends and family know you need help
- Check-in/OK: Let your friends and family know everything is ok
- Custom message: Send your friends and family a custom message
- Track progress: Constant near real time tracking of your journey transmitted to your own URL for friends and family to follow. Tracking frequencies can be customized and sent from as little as every 2 ½ minutes up to 60 minutes.