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21. 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 ...

22. 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 ...

23. 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 ...

24. 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 ...

25. 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 ...

26. 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 ...