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Global Satellite GPS Messenger

SPOT Gen3 provides location-based messaging and emergency notification technology that allows you to communicate from remote locations around the globe. It offers custom tracking interval options, motion-activated tracking, long-life battery and more. BUY NOW

*NOTE: Service plan is required.


2-Way Satellite Messenger


This February 13th to March 31, 2019, get FREE service upgrades on all activations. Activate before the Spring and Summer outdoor seasons and receive some incredible added value with FREE Message upgrades.

Activate an Annual Upfront Payment plan during the promotion and instantly take advantage of a FREE service plan upgrade during activation. There are two options for a free service upgrade:

  1. Choose the Annual Advanced service plan and enter the promocode WINTERADVANCED and receive the Advanced number of messages but only pay for Basic service! That’s 960 FREE messages!
  2. Select the Annual Unlimited service plan and enter the promocode WINTERUNLIMITED and pay only the Advanced service plan fee while receiving unlimited messages for the first year of service!

This offer is for Annual Upfront Payment plans only – no Flex and no monthly payments. Plans renew on the Advanced and Unlimited service plans respectively.SPOT X provides 2-way satellite messaging so you can exchange messages with any cell phone number or email address from beyond cellular. Stay connected to family, friends, and co-workers whenever you’re outside of cellular range including direct 2-way communication with Search & Rescue services in case of an emergency.

NEW SPOT X Firmware Released (v1.7.14)

In our continued effort to ensure the best possible SPOT X user experience, we have made some updates to the device firmware V1.7.14 and the device updater 1.12.8 to improve usability and overall intuitiveness. To update the SPOT X firmware, customers need to first download the latest  SPOT X device updater. Next, connect and update the SPOT X firmware to start benefiting from these upgrades.

Below are some of the update highlights:

  • Text message bubbles have been added for readability, just like your Smartphone.
  • A pop-up message will appear if the GPS fails to get a fix to send a message.
  • Immediate typing in text fields upon selection.
  • Improved message delivery from the device and message delivered acknowledgment.
  • Screen resolution consistency at all levels of device battery strength.
  • Message queue irregularities have been corrected.

To view the full set of release notes and to download the new SPOT X Firmware updater click here.


Anyone who travels by land, sea, and air! Since its launch, SPOT’s satellite technology has provided peace of mind by helping initiate more than 5,000 rescues and counting while also providing GPS tracking service. Over the years, recreational outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, government agency employees, National Geographic explorers and photographers, and researchers are just some of the people that have benefited from using SPOT.

As SPOT continues to grow, we remain committed to offering affordable assistance to those who may need it. Now with the new SPOT X, everyone can benefit from SPOT’s satellite technology. Send and receive messages, navigate with the built-in compass and post to Facebook and Twitter to keep your friends and family in the know wherever you go…

The SPOT product family uses both the GPS satellite network to determine a customer’s location and the Globalstar network of satellites to transmit messages and GPS coordinates to others. SPOT offers several ways to access communication:

In emergency situations, users can press the S.O.S. button to send an emergency notification and on SPOT X, you will have the ability to communicate directly with GEOS, International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC). For less serious situations, reach out to family and friends for assistance using SPOT Help/Assist on SPOT X, SPOT Gen3, and SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.

Send custom emails or SMS messages on SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. With SPOT X, you have the ability to send 2-way messages to any cell phone or other SMS device. You can also post to Facebook and Twitter on SPOT X, SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger!

With a touch of a button, users can let friends and family know everything is going as planned and there is no need for alarm. (Available for SPOT X, SPOT Gen 3 and SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.)

Select from a variety of tracking intervals, and let family, friends, and co-workers follow your progress with SPOT’s easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface. (Available for SPOT X, SPOT Gen 3 and SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.)

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“SPOT X is going to be a game-changer for both occasional hikers and long distance hikers like myself.” – Dale Sanders, the oldest man to hike the Appalachian Trail in a year and solo paddle the Mississippi River

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