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Gear Glance: SPOT GEN3

Safety and peace of mind should be forefront of our thoughts before heading out on a run of any kind and the ability to be able to contact emergency services quickly could mean the difference between life and death.

SPOT are a global satellite data and voice carrier that have developed a tracking device and service that gives athletes trace-ability just about anywhere on the planet.
You may have seen the SPOT GEN3 at some trail races around the country (OTTER) and we were given a GEN3 to play around with for a few weeks so once we have thrown it around the bush for a while we will let you know what we think.

 

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They say:
SPOT GEN3 is an affordable satellite messenger that features the ability to track your
adventures, send messages to friends and family, send for help if you need it and should
the worst happen, send an S.O.S. to GEOS International Response Coordination Center.
SPOT has initiated over 3,500 rescues and counting!

 

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BENEFITS
Beyond cellular: uses satellites to communicate where cell phones can’t.
Portable: rugged, small, lightweight, and IPX7 waterproof rating.
Affordable: device and services are more affordable and provide great value in comparison
to similar items on the market.
Easy to Use: simple 5-function interface makes it easy to use on-the-go.
Peace of Mind: over 3,500 rescues worldwide with the SPOT family of products and that
number continues to grow.

 

Features
Custom Track Rates: with the Enhanced tracking service plans, Unlimited & Extreme Tracking,
users can very their track rate to suit their adventures: 2 ½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.
Motion Activated Tracking: a vibration sensor tells SPOT to send tracks when you are moving
and to stop when you do.
Continuous Tracking: with the Enhanced tracking service plans, you can set it and forget it.
Track your progress until you turn off your SPOT or you run out of power.
Battery Life: 3.5 days to 45 days depending on settings chosen

 

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