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21. SPOT Gen3 User Manual

To download the English SPOT Gen3 User Manual, click here

22. Why am I not getting my email and/or SMS messages?

SPOT sends messages to your contacts when the HELP or OK buttons are pressed on an active unit with a clear view to the sky. There are a few different issues that could cause a disruption in message transmission: Make sure you have activated SPOT at Find ...

23. How do I change my tracking interval?

SPOT Gen3's enhanced tracking services, Unlimited and Extreme Tracking, allow you to choose the rate of tracking that suits your adventures: 2 ½ (with Extreme Tracking only), 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. To adjust the interval at which your SPOT Gen3 sends ...

24. 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 ...

25. How do I update my device settings?

SPOT Gen3 requires a device settings update anytime you change your Track interval or, if you opt-in for Movement Alert or Dock Mode. When a device settings update or firmware update is available for your device, an orange starburst will appear on your SP ...

26. What format does SPOT use for its GPS coordinates?

SPOT uses the Global Positioning System datum: World Geodetic System 84, or WGS 84, expressed in the decimal degrees coordinate format. For example, SPOT headquarters in Covington, LA would appear as Latitude 30.43312 and Longitude -90.08694. To convert y ...

27. What is the battery life of the SPOT Gen3?

SPOT Gen 3 has approximately twice the battery life of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.For reliable performance, use AAA Energizer® Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92), NiMH rechargeable batteries, or line power. Using USB line power will NOT charge rec ...

28. What is Movement Alert and how do I activate it on my SPOT Gen3?

Movement Alert allows you to use your SPOT Gen3 for asset tracking. When you opt-in for Movement Alert, you will receive notification by email or SMS if your SPOT Gen3 detects motion. Movement Alert turns on after your device is stationary for longer than ...

29. 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 ...

30. 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. SPOT is tested to IPX7, water resistant to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. In addition, SPOT must remain watertight o ...