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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.
Orienting SPOT so that the SPOT logo is facing up toward the sky will improve performance as the antenna is located under the logo.
Keep your SPOT at least 12 inches away from other GPS devices.
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Functions of SPOT Personal Tracker SOS / 911: Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.
Once activated, SPOT will acquire its GPS location from the GPS network, and send that location along with a dist]]>
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What features on SPOT can be in use at the same time? Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:14:50 -0500 How do I send SPOT SMS messages to international mobile phones? Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:00:00 -0600 What do the green blinking lights mean? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:42:50 -0500 What does an email or SMS notification look like that I send from my SPOT Messenger? a "Check-In" or "Help" message, it will use the contact information settings
that you entered to send notifications to your friends and family. The subject
line of the email contains your unit number and if it is a "check-in" or "Help"

The email contains the full "check-in" or "help" message that you setup for the messenger. The email also contains
the serial number, the exact latitude/longitude location and a map link.
Clicking on the map link will p]]>
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How accurate is the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger when reporting a user's position? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:42:50 -0500 Can I receive notifications or messages on my SPOT Messenger? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:42:50 -0500 Why am I not getting my email and/or SMS messages? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:41:01 -0500 Is the tracking capability of SPOT limited if carried inside a backpack? Should it always be carried on the outside of my gear? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:41:01 -0500 How quickly will a message go out after pushing a button? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:41:01 -0500 Is SPOT water resistant? That includes water, which means that SPOT is water resistant and it will
float (not always right side up). SPOT is tested to IP69 which is the
most stringent test for water resistant devices. SPOT is rated to be
water resistant to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes and it must float in
all water environments. In addition, SPOT must remain watertight over
the full operating temperature range. So with your SPOT, you can feel
confident ar]]>
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How do I know if my SPOT is working? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:41:01 -0500 Can the unit be plugged in to an external power source? lithium batteries. Any other brand of AA lithium will be rechargeable
and high voltage, which will damage the unit. These are required due to
this technology's unique ability to maintain a high cell volt
throughout the life of the battery. Additional benefits are a larger
operating temperature range, up to 8 times longer life than alkaline,
an outstanding 15-year shelf life and a 30% weight reduction.]]>
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Can the tracking interval be adjusted? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 08:00:00 -0500 What format are the long/lat coordinates? Can they be sent in other formats? Tue, 08 Sep 2009 08:00:00 -0500 Is track spacing dependent upon location in the world? Fri, 04 Sep 2009 21:00:00 -0500 Can I send a message to indicate that I have started tracking? Fri, 04 Sep 2009 21:00:00 -0500 My SPOT device does not work properly near airports or when I have another GPS device close by. Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 How should SPOT be positioned for best accuracy and results? Tue, 01 Sep 2009 21:00:00 -0500 Are there different models or generations of hardware/software? Or are all units the same? Mon, 01 Jun 2009 21:00:00 -0500 Tips for receiving your email and SMS notifications for OK and HELP messages Mon, 11 May 2009 21:00:00 -0500 Tips to help send your first SPOT Check-OK message Mon, 11 May 2009 21:00:00 -0500 What type of antenna is inside SPOT? Patch or Helix? Sun, 10 May 2009 21:00:00 -0500 What is the FCC ID number for SPOT? Sun, 10 May 2009 21:00:00 -0500 Will my messages send if I do not have a GPS fix? Sat, 09 May 2009 21:00:00 -0500 What does it mean if the lights, OK and ON/OFF are not blinking together? Sat, 09 May 2009 21:00:00 -0500