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  • SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger

    Stay connected anywhere—regardless of cell coverage! The SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger provides a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it, and emergency assistance when you need it.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Using 100% satellite technology, SPOT 2 works virtually anywhere in the world
    • SOS/911: Use this function in the event of a life-threatening or other critical emergency
    • Will send distress signal if location cannot be calculated
    • Can also send nonemergency notifications to personal contacts
    • Check-in/OK feature allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a pre-programmed message along with your GPS location
    • With a push of a button a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference
    • Custom Message feature allows you to let your friends and family receive a custom message along with your GPS location
    • Track Progress feature allows you to send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near real time using Google Maps
    • With a SPOT account you have the ability to set up a SPOT Shared Page which allows you to show your SPOT GPS locations to others on a Google Map
    • Once activated, SPOT acquires and sends your GPS coordinates to your SPOT account automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled
    • SPOT performs a self-test when you initially it on
    • SPOT needs a clear view of the sky to obtain a GPS signal and provide the most accurate location information. It is not reliable indoors, in a cave, or in very dense woods
    • Operating Altitude: -328 ft. to 21320 ft. (-100m to 6500m)
    • Due to federal shipping restrictions regarding products containing lithium batteries, this product cannot be shipped to Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Catalina Island, Puerto Rico, APO, FPO or international addresses. Thanks for your understanding.

  • SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger

    Touchscreen No
    Batteries 3AAA Energizer Lithium Ultimate 8X
    Dimensions 3.7 x 2.6 x 1 in.
    Weight 5.2 oz.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Eastern Mountain SportsSPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (5)
  • Simple controls (5)
  • Accurate (4)
  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to set up (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry camping (4)
    • Day trip (3)
    • Survival (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Outdoor enthusiast (4), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This could save your life

    By High Tech Hiker

    from Long Island NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger:

      I know you see the SPOT as a toy, something that real hikers wouldn't need. Also people say that they have had issues with the SPOT's use. If you follow the directions it will work every time. Let me tell you it's not a toy. I'm a NYS Paramedic with my Wilderness EMT Cert and the SPOT goes everywhere with me. In the car on a road trip because what if you come up on an emergency situation and your cell phone doesn't have signal or you break down and the cell does not work. The SPOT has a road side assist feature so you can get help on the road. Now if your a boat person the assist feature works the same way to get you help if you need it on the water. For me I have been climbing Mountains half my life, (I'm 33) and this gives my family peace of mind when I'm out on the trail or on the road because you can send an OK message to your SPOT team and they get an e-mail that they can click on and see where you are on Goggle Maps. Also SPOT can send text to a cell phone as well so they know you're OK and all systems are a go.
      Now if an emergency comes the SPOT has a 911 feature that will send the location up and help will be on its way from search and rescue services that could be the difference between life and death. Know this we all go on the trail to have a good time and come home safe. How could you put a price on your life or the peace of mind of your loved ones at home. You can't so the SPOT is the way to go

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works great

      By Larry

      from Western Colorado

      About Me Geologist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Work in the field

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger:

        Our family has five working geologists in it --
        each of them has one now. These things are great
        for those who habitually work (or play) outside on their own. Lowers the blood pressure of those family members remaining at home.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Glad I bought this safety item

        By Trapper

        from Rome, New York

        About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast, Professional

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Long Battery Life
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry Camping
          • Day Trips
          • River Trips
          • Road Trips
          • Survival

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger:

          The family is glad I got SPOT as they can keep track of my travels and safety. Since I have a good auto club for vehicle troubles already, I did not sign up for that service. The device is very easily programmable so that it will notify whomever I want to be notified if I need road service. I did sign up for Spots extra evac insurance as it would help pay for helicopter evac charges. Since it works where cell phones don't it saves renting a satellite phone, for backup, when traveling off the beaten path. I wish I had got one of these before now. A very good safety backup! I have already recmmended to friends.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth the Investment for peace of mind

          By Heather

          from Conway, New Hampshire

          About Me Avid Adventurer, Day tripper, Outdoor Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry Camping
          • Day Trips
          • River Trips
          • Survival
          • Where cell phones fail
          • Winter travel

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger:

          We have a remote cabin where there is no cell phone coverage and the nearest hospital is 1 1/2 hours away. We use this to communicate to family that we have arrived or are leaving the cabin. If we go by ourselves and decide to do a 4 hour solo kayak trip we use the "ok" button to update periodically and give our course route and when we are done for the day we check in with the "ok" button when we have returned safely. We have not signed up for the road side assistance, but we use that button for our 3rd custom message to family members of "there is a problem, this is a non emergency, and I'll be late." When we back country ski the frozen lake in the winter with our 7 and 9 year old our parents can take solace in following our progress without feeling the need to grow more gray hair. If a need arises for using the SOS feature, know that they will find you, but it is going to take any back country wilderness responder team a while to reach you. Having a SPOT GPS transceiver should not omit you from being knowledgeable in good map and compass skills. You need to purchase a satellite subscription service plan with this and the lowest price is around $90.00 yearly. If you can find the Bonus Adventure Kit, buy it-it's sweet. It includes a soft protective case with arm band, a hard floatation case, whistle, mini LED light, bandana, lanyard and mini carabiner. I use this for day hikes, remote road bike rides and back country skiing. Safe travels!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product. Highly Recommend!!!!

          By Climber, Skier, Runner

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Avid Adventurer, Gearhead, Outdoor Enthusiast, Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Long Battery Life
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry Camping
            • Day Trips
            • Expedition
            • Mountaineering
            • Survival

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger:

            As a an avid climber (ice and rock), backcountry skier, and all-round adventurer I had been eying this thing for a while now. I read all the reviews online and was skeptical. After a one day winter presidental traverse I came back to my cell phone and had 33 missed calls. I knew I needed something to let my loved ones know I was ok. So my wife bought me this thing for my birthday. It is farily easy to set up and use. I tested it out in my backyard with no issues. Then I went ice climbing the following weekend. We didn't top out on our last climb until dark. With one push of a button I was able to send out a custom made message letting everybody (up to 10 email addresses or phone numbers - via text) that I was safe and running a little late. This gave me comfort to relax and get off the mountain safely without having to rush. It also gave my loved ones the comfort to know I was alright.

            Service will cost you about $99 for the year. It costs another $49 if you want to use the tracking feature - which I got but isn't needed. You also have an option to purchase a $12 rescue insurance - which I got as well. I am out in the mountains almost 50 times a year - either out with friends or leading a group and this thing is awesome. Highly recommended!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for where cell phones do not work

            By kkpa

            from Doylestown, PA

            About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry Camping

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger:

            I read some mixed reviewed on the internet but received the Spot 2 as a gift from my wife and was not disappointed. On a 3 day backpacking trip on the Pennsylvania Black Forest Trail it worked great even in the heavy tree cover. It sometimes took a little time to lock in and send the message, but very reliable and great to have.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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