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Spot SPOT Gen4 Satellite Messenger


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Adventures don’t wait for good weather so SPOT upgraded this satellite communicator with a more robust housing and serious waterproofing. With a dedicated SOS button, you can quickly and easily call for first responders to be dispatched to your location. Requires a pay subscription service and a clear view of the sky to work.

  • SOS messaging sends rescuers your exact GPS location
  • SOS messages are received by FocusPoint, a worldwide emergency response center with 24/7/365 staffing
  • SOS button has a hard-plastic cover to prevent an accidental activation
  • Help function notifies your contacts of non-life-threatening emergencies. Additional SPOT assistance services can be purchased and programmed
  • Satellite coverage works around the world, including the continental US, Canada and Mexico (for coverage see SPOT’s website)
  • Custom message and GPS location alerts your contacts with help alert (can be used in place of SPOT assist service)
  • Check-in feature sends pre-programmed message and GPS location to up to 10 contacts
  • Track progress with location updates on cloud-based mapping, at 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes to maximize battery life. Extreme tracking sends updates every 2½ minutes
  • Motion activated tracking sends signals when moving, saving battery when in camp
  • Cloud-based mapping predetermines an area so you get GPS alert if you leave it
  • 2 subscription plans for year-round use, or flex plans for seasonal/month-to-month use
  • IP68 dust and waterproofing can handle sandstorms or downpours
  • 4 AAA Energizer™ Lithium Ultimate or 4 AAA Energizer™ NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • In the box: Spot Gen4, carabiner and strap, USB cable, SOS sticker, batteries and documentation

Tech specs

Weight142g (Black/Orange)
Ideal for
  • Emergency preparedness
Satellite network usedGlobalstar
Operating temperature-30 to 60°C
Operating altitude-100 to 6,500m
Dimensions6.8 x 2.4 x 8.8cm
Replaceable batteriesYes
Batteries4 AAA (included)
Lanyard attachmentYes
Made inChina


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