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1. 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 ...

2. Is the tracking capability of SPOT limited if carried inside a backpack? Should it always be carried on the outside of my gear?

Since SPOT is a satellite-based product it needs to see the sky to operate reliably. Having SPOT in a top pocket where it still faces the sky and is only obstructed by things such as a mesh layer or a thin layer of fabric is fine. This also provides a sec ...

3. 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 ...

4. 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 ...

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

Tracking and Check-In or Custom Message Mode can be activated at the same time with SPOT Gen3. The device will interleave the messages. Only one message mode (Check-in or Custom Message) can be active at one time.SOS mode will deactivate all other modes. ...

6. How should I clean my SPOT Gen3?

Follow these general rules when cleaning the outside of your SPOT:Make sure the power is OFFUse a damp, soft, lint-free cloth and avoid excess moisture near buttons or openingsDo not use aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol or abrasivesDo not attempt to open ...

7. How do I test my SPOT Gen3 before I leave for a trip?

SPOT performs a self-diagnostic test each time it is powered on. SPOT recommends that you send and verify a Check-In message before each trip. This also allows you to evaluate your entire messaging system, from the operational condition of the SPOT to the ...

8. How do I cancel tracking messages on my SPOT Gen3?

To stop sending track messages, press and hold the Track button until the light blinks red or power off SPOT.

9. How does SPOT Gen3 prioritize Tracking Messages and help/SOS functions?

Help and SOS are prioritized over Tracking - if you press the Help or SOS buttons while tracking, SPOT will cancel any unsent messages and begin sending Help/SPOT Assist or SOS messages.

10. What is Motion-Activated Tracking?

SPOT Gen3 tracking is smarter than ever! A built in vibration sensor sends tracks only when you are moving. When the device is stationary for more than five minutes SPOT Gen3 will enter Suspended Track mode. SPOT Gen3 will automatically send, at least, on ...