SPOT Gen3 Satellite Tracker Rental

SPOT Gen3 Satellite Tracker Rental

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Restrictions may apply in some areas, contact us for details.

Coverage Map - SPOT/Simplex

Check out the coverage for SPOT here

SOS Function

Have added peace of mind by settting up the designated SOS button on this device.  You can either set this up to send to friends, family or colleagues or alternatively why not be super safe and sign up to GEOS emergency response (GEOS service not available on PLBs or EPIRBs)


Automated tracking is available on this device meaning contacts back home can follow your journey or you can monitor the movement of your assets.

Custom Message

This unit will allow you the ability to type, and send a custom message to friends, family or colleagues.  This is ideal to keep in contact when on the move.

Dust & Water Resistant

One of the more rugged devices, this unit has a very high Ingress Protection (IP) rating. See Specification for the exact rating.

GPS Compatible

Taking advantage of the GPS constellation this device with give you pin point accuracy when sending out a position report.

Check In / OK

This device gives you the added peace of mind of being able to send a quick, and simple message to friends, family or colleagues to let them know you are safe. Even in the remotest of places.

Buying Guide

Need more information on this product?  Check out our buying guide

£12.00 (Inc. VAT) £10.00 (Ex. VAT)

SPOT Gen3 Satellite Tracker is our bestselling product of all time and now available to rent offering excellent value for money.

  • Near Global Coverage (See Coverage Map below)
  • Automated Tracking to online Mapping Portal
  • Pre-defined messages and SOS capabilities
  • £5.00 daily rental charge includes all messages
  • NO Deposit
  • FREE Rental Returns

Ready to order? Use our online booking calendar or sign our rental contract online >


How to Book:

1. Select the dates* for your rental unit on the calendar.

2. Choose how many phones are required in the ”quantity”

3. Optional pre-paid vouchers can be added below.

*Please Note: A minimum of 7 days must be selected.

* Required Fields

£6.00 (Inc. VAT) £5.00 (Ex. VAT)

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Why rent your SPOT Gen3 Tracker with GTC?

  • Excellent value for money, with daily rental fee including all messages* and delivery
  • Book your satellite tracker rental online
  • We are experts in SPOT Trackers with over 10,000 devices sold
  • Next day delivery available for last minute rentals
  • NO Deposit required
  • FREE UK Shipping
  • FREE Rental Return labels included

Renting the SPOT Gen3:

  • Please select your dates using the online calendar or complete the contract and 'Sign Up' online. (Please select your start date as the date your trip starts and the end date as the day you will return the SPOT Gen3 rental.)
  • Once you receive confirmation for your rental dates, payment for the duration of your trip is required
  • Airtime usage can be billed at the end of the rental or non-refundable bundles of airtime can be purchased in advance from the vouchers listed above under the ‘Airtime’ tab.
  • We aim to ship your rental to you 1 Business Day ahead of your rental start date, to ensure it arrives in time for your trip
  • Once you have used our SPOT Gen3 on your trip, use our FREE return label to send the rental back to our business address (Global Telesat Communications, 19-25 Nuffield Road, Poole, BH17 0RU) from your nearest DPD drop-off point

What is Included?

  • Unlimited Messages including automated tracking, Check-In/OK/Help/Custom Messages and SOS
  • SPOT Gen3 Tracker
  • SPOT Tracker Armband
  • SPOT Carabiner
  • GEOS Emergency Response linked to unit should you need to send for help in a life or death situation
  • FREE Rental Return label

SPOT Gen3 Tracker Specification

  • Coverage: Use the SPOT tracker anywhere in the world, view the coverage map here
  • GPS Tracking: We program our SPOT rental devices with 10-minute tracking (your GPS coordinates are transmitted every 10 minutes when you are moving).*
  • SOS Function: Press the SOS button in an emergency situation to communicate with Search and Rescue organisations
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.5 x 2.54cm
  • Weight: 114g with lithium batteries
  • Operating Temperature Range: -30 C to + 60 C (-22 F to 140 F)
  • Battery Life: Battery life is dependent on signal strength and frequency of sending messages.  
  • IP Rating: IPX7 (can be submersed at 1m for 30 mins)
  • Operating Altitude Range: -100m to 6,500m (-328 ft to + 21,320 ft)

*Unlimited messages includes all messages SPOT 3 is capable of - delivery of Check-in/OK/Custom messages is to email address only. Automated track points will be sent to the online mapping portal for your followers to view.

** The device will not transmit your coordinates if you are not moving. With an estimated tracking period of 8 hours per day, the anticipated battery life for this tracking function is 45 days assuming you have a 100% clear line of sight to the sky, or 22.5 days assuming a 50% clear line of sight to the sky.

What messages does the SPOT Tracker send?

Message Type Description Message Text 
 Check In/OK Let contacts know where you are and that you’re okay with a pre-programmed message. Default: Everything is OK
 Help Request help from your friends & family at your GPS location. Default: I need help at this location
Custom Message Sending a pre-programmed message with your GPS location. Default: Running late but everything OK
Automated Track Points Will automatically send a track point with your GPS co-ordinates every 10 minutes once initiated.  Track points are sent to the online map page rather than your email contacts. N/A

 If you require anything but the custom message to be programmed differently please let us know.

What else do you need to know?

  • Please note SPOT Gen3 is a one way device and messages can only be sent from the device, it is incapable of receiving messages.  If you require two-way communication please consider our Garmin inReach Explorer+ Rental.
  • GTC will not be liable for any expenses related to rescue operations resulting from the use of emergency functions offered by the SPOT tracker, including GEOS rescue expenses and any other emergency service or medical related expense.

Terms and Conditions

Please make sure you read all the terms and condition in the contract before you sign the rental contract. Some important terms and conditions are: 


  • Rentals cancelled 7 days prior to the rental start date are eligible for a 50% refund of the total rental cost. 
  • Rentals cancelled 2 days prior to the rental start date are not eligible for a refund. 


We do not charge a deposit for your rental. However, you are liable for any loss or damage to the rental equipment. Please refer to our terms and conditions for details of applicable charges. We require a credit card verification payment of £1.00 before your rental can be dispatched to ensure we have the means to collect any payment due as a result of lost or damaged equipment.

Damage or loss charges

The damage or loss of the handset or accessories will result in fee. All other damages or losses subject to inspection and charged at cost of repair or replacement. A detailed pricing list can be found in our terms and conditions. 

SPOT Testimonials

  • Skip Graham used our SPOT Gen3 tracker when paddleboarding from Minehead to Dorset. Find out more >
  • Martin Ford used our SPOT Gen3 tracker when he climbed Kilimanjaro. Find out more > 
  • Sam Ford used our tracker when he climbed Mt. Toubkhal with his parents. Find out more >
  • PureGym used the SPOT tracker during their National Relay from Edinburgh to Plymouth. Find out more >
  • Ross Edgley and Redbull used our SPOT Gen3 during 'The Great British Swim'. Find out more >


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