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11. How do I create a share page?

Creating a share page is an excellent way to share your messaging and tracking activity with family, friends, and colleagues.  Please note that your share page will only display SPOT messaging and tracking information moving forward from the time of ...

12. How do I know that the message was sent?

When you send a message from your SPOT Gen 3 the flashing LEDs indicate whether or not satellite communications are successful.  Green flashing LEDs indicate that your device has successfully acquired your location and the SPOT is sending a message.& ...

13. How do I know that I can depend on the SOS feature working when I really need it?

The SOS feature of the SPOT Gen 3 is the highest priority message sent from the device.  When initiated, the SOS message transmission takes priority of all other messaging schedules.   When SOS mode is initiated, the SPOT will acquire GPS c ...

14. How SPOT works?

SPOT products transmit short 1.5 second one-way messages on either 1611.25 MHz in North America and portions of Central America or on 1616.25 MHz throughout the rest of the world.  These frequencies are just above the GPS L1 frequency (1575.42 MHz) u ...

15. How do I use message profiles?

Message profiles allow you to have different messages and contacts configured to your device based on your activity or the individual using a SPOT device.To access and manage your message profiles, log into your SPOT account and select the My Devices tab. ...

16. How do I create a SPOT Adventure?

SPOT Adventures allows you to share your SPOT tracks on a detailed map, add photos, video, and stories with everyone online!To get started, please visit www.SPOTAdventures.com and login to your account using the same credentials as your SPOT MyAccount.Upo ...

17. I sent a message from my SPOT and have already received it, why is my device still transmitting?

SPOT devices are not able to confirm successful delivery of messages.  In everyday conditions it is expected for some messages to be blocked by environmental factors (trees, buildings, hills, etc).  Messages sent from your device will send multi ...

18. When will I receive a movement alert?

Movement alerts are notifications sent from your SPOT device to your contact list indicating your device or asset is in motion.  Tracking mode must be enabled on your device.In order to receive a movement alert, the feature must be enabled from your ...

19. How long will the SPOT Gen 3 track for?

The SPOT Gen 3 will track as long as movement is detected and the power source remains constant.

20. Will my device work without the firmware update or device sync?

Your SPOT Gen 3 is shipped with the factory default settings.  After the activation of a SPOT Gen 3, the SPOT website may offer you the option to configure your device.  Depending on how you will use your device and the settings you have selecte ...