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21. Tips to help send your first SPOT Check-OK message

Take SPOT outside and make sure it is well away from any buildings that might block signal to any horizon where the satellites might be at the time.Turn the unit on, wait 2 seconds and press, do not hold, the OK button and the light above it should begin ...

22. Tips for receiving your email and SMS notifications for OK and HELP messages

SPOT sends all North American email and SMS messages via email. This means to send a cell phone a text message, we email 1234567890@yourcellprovider.com and then they relay that to your recipients.Some email providers see noreply@findmespot.com and depend ...

23. Are there different models or generations of hardware/software? Or are all units the same?

There are currently two different SPOT Satellite Messengers. The SPOT Personal Tracker and the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. The latter is smaller and lighter and offers enhanced functionality. For more information please see http://www.findmespot.com. Pe ...

24. How do I send SPOT SMS messages to international mobile phones?

Non-USA or Non-Canadian Basic Service Plan CustomersIf you are on a SPOT Account that is not a North American Basic Service Plan, you might be wondering how SMS number contacts can be configured in your login account. SPOT messages sent to SMS numbers und ...

25. Can I send a message to indicate that I have started tracking?

Tracking itself does not send a message to any contacts. Only OK and Help send your message to a pre-designated list of contacts. Tracking records your way points approximately every 10 minutes under your account at https://login.findmespot.com account an ...

26. What do the green blinking lights mean?

When the lights blink in unison, the unit has a GPS fix. When they blink alternately, move a position with broader exposure to open sky. If you have had 180 degrees of open sky for 20 minutes or longer and your lights are blinking out of sync, your GPS ch ...

27. How should SPOT be positioned for best accuracy and results?

The satellite antenna lies directly under the SPOT logo. For best results, position the unit so the SPOT logo is facing up towards the sky in a horizontal position with a clear view of the sky. For tracking, try securing your SPOT on top of the shoulder s ...