Archive for June, 2010

SPOT GPS Tracker & Messenger

Friday, June 11th, 2010
Spot GPS Messenger

Haven’t blogged for a while but just had to tap some type on this great little device, called the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger unit.

My sister and her husband love to load up a jeep and head off to the center [outback] of Australia. They would normally have a Sat Phone with them, but for the best part of  a month they are invisible to the world. However, this trip, which started a few days ago they have friends with them who have this neat little device which they use in their helicopter. I have been able to log into the Spot site and track their location – automatically sent at regular intervals throughout the day…..its fun and its comforting to know they are okay.

If things turn pear-shaped, a single press of an alert button and the Australian Rescue Center is notified of their distress and their location. Its one step on from the basic personal GPS tracker.

According to the manufacturers pages it operates anywhere in the world, and has the following attributes

  • Weight: 5.2 ounces (147.4 grams)
  • Dimensions: 3.7″ x 2.6″ x 1″ (approx. 9.4cm x 6.6cm x 2.5cm)

That’s definitely a take anywhere device – and quite affordable at the price on Amazon.

Check it out HERE