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1. Is track spacing dependent upon location in the world?

No. Spacing between track messages does not change based upon your location in the world. Satellite service is wireless and requires a clear line of sight toward the satellite; therefore, the service is inherently subject to transmission and reception lim ...

2. What format are the long/lat coordinates? Can they be sent in other formats?

The format used is WGS84. The product developers are aware of interest in other Long/Lat formats and are reviewing the possibility of implementation.

3. 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 ...

4. How far should other GPS devices be from SPOT to prevent signal interference?

Other devices should be at least 12 inches from SPOT to prevent distortion of GPS coordinates and interference with message transmission.

5. 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).

6. Can the tracking interval be adjusted?

No. The interval between messages for tracking is fixed at 10 minutes. It cannot be changed.

7. Where can I go to learn more about my SPOT Satellite Messenger?

You should familiarize yourself with the User’s Manual and the online tutorial Starter Video (available at http://www.findmespot.com). As well, our newsletters contain updates on SPOT and the latest stories from SPOT customers. The newsletters are alway ...

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

Help and 911 may be activated at the same timeOK messages may not be used in conjunction with any other feature. If you wish to activate Tracking, you must either wait for the OK cycle to complete or cancel it by turning the unit off and back on.Tracking ...

9. Can I use the SPOT Messenger inside of my vehicle?

Yes. For normal usage place your unit horizontal on the dash, logo side up, slightly tilted towards the glass to ensure the signal is going through the glass, and not blocked by the roof. Experiment by sending Test Messages to ensure your placement is all ...

10. Where can I go to learn more about my Intrinsically Safe SPOT?

You should familiarize yourself with the User’s Manual and the online tutorial Starter Video (available at http://www.findmespot.com). As well, our newsletters contain updates on SPOT and the latest stories from SPOT customers. The newsletters are ...