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1. What does an email or SMS notification look like that I send from my SPOT Messenger?

When the SPOT system receives 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" ...

2. What is the FCC ID number for SPOT?

L2V-PT1

3. How accurate is the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger when reporting a user's position?

The SPOT Messenger has a location accuracy of approximately 20 ft. (5 m).

4. Will my messages send if I do not have a GPS fix?

Help and 911 messages will transmit without a GPS fix, but OK and Tracking messages will not. Help and 911 messages were designed to transmit, even if not containing a GPS location, so that if you are using these modes prior to a HELP or 911 message, then ...

5. Can I receive notifications or messages on my SPOT Messenger?

No. The SPOT Messenger is a one way communication device. SPOT notifies friends, family or an international emergency rescue coordination center with status messages based on situation and need. Ask for Help (or SPOT Assist), Alert S.O.S., Check-In/OK and ...

6. 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 agenc ...

7. Is SPOT water resistant?

SPOT has been designed and tested to survive the harshest environments. 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 ...

8. What type of antenna is inside SPOT? Patch or Helix?

SPOT has a patch antenna because it provides better wide range coverage than a helix. The antenna is located under the SPOT logo, and performs best when the SPOT logo is pointed straight up parallel to the sky.

9. Important Tips of SPOT Personal Tracker

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 ...

10. What features on SPOT can be in use at the same time?

Help and SOS may be activated at the same time. While this pairing is possible, SOS should only be used in the case of a life-threatening emergency. Help should be used in cases where you need assistance but can reach out to your contacts to aid you. SPOT ...