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1. 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 ...

2. How quickly will a message go out after pushing a button?

Once you have acquired a GPS fix, messages typically send out to their destination in 2 to 5 minutes.Please keep in mind that even when the SPOT system sends messages, message delivery is dependant on the status of your providers SMS and email networks. T ...

3. 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 and it will float (not always right side up). SPOT is tested to IP69 which is the most stringent test for water resistant ...

4. How do I know if my SPOT is working?

You will know if SPOT is working when the lights, OK and ON/OFF are blinking together, in unison.

5. Can the tracking interval be adjusted?

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

6. 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 ...

7. Where can I find my auth code on my SPOT 1, SPOT 2, SPOT Gen 3, SPOT Connect, SPOT HUG or SPOT Trace?

Log into your SPOT account and visiting the My Devices tab. if you are activating your services and do not have an account, you may locate the auth code on a sticker in the device by opening the battery compartment of your SPOT device and removing the bat ...

8. Finding the best location to send a message?

The ideal environment or location to send a message from your SPOT device would be a horizon to horizon view of the open sky.  There are two satellite constellations that require a line of site to your device to acquire your GPS location and transmit ...

9. Can I send a message while tracking?

While tracking with your SPOT you will be able to send Custom or Check-in/Ok messages.  If a Help or SOS message is sent from your device with tracking mode enabled, tracking will stop as the Help / SOS messages take message transmission priority.

10. How do I share my tracking with other people?

To share tracking in near real-time, we recommend creating a share page from within your SPOT account and sending the link to your contacts.  If you prefer to share your location information after you finish your trip, creating a SPOT Adventure will ...