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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 could be several reasons for this:Make sure you have activated SPOT at www.findmespot.com.Make sure SPOT is powered on befor ...

4. 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 ...

5. Can the unit be plugged in to an external power source?

No. The SPOT device operates with Energizer 1.5V non-rechargeable size AA lithium batteries. Any other brand of AA lithium will be rechargeable and high voltage, which will damage the unit. These are required due to this technology's unique ability to mai ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

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

Help and SOS may be activated at the same time. While this pairing is possible, SOS should only be used in the case of a life-threatening emergency. Help should be used in cases where you need assistance but can reach out to your contacts to aid you. SPOT ...

9. Functions of SPOT Personal Tracker

SOS / 911: Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agenc ...

10. Important Tips of SPOT Personal Tracker

SPOT needs a clear view of the sky to obtain a GPS signal and provide the most accurate location information. It is not reliable indoors, in a cave, or in very dense woods. Orienting SPOT so that the SPOT logo is facing up toward the sky ...