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1. Can I receive messages with SPOT Connect?

SPOT Connect can only send messages through the application. It sends one-way text/type via satellite and only works once you have downloaded the application and registered a subscription to use the app. You cannot receive messages.

2. How does SPOT Connect Work?

3. Is there an additional charge for Type & Send Messaging?

Yes. For detailed information please see Type & Send.

4. How many Predefined Messages do I have available to send with SPOT Connect? How many characters in each message?

Configure up to 14 Predefined Messages of up to 120 characters each. You can change these wherever you are in Wi-Fi, Internet or cellular coverage.

5. Can you put the Spot Connect in Track Progress mode and then turn off the phone? Will the Spot Connect continue to send location information once the phone is turned off?

Yes, in fact this is a great idea to help you save battery life on your phone. Once you have successfully engaged a SPOT Message mode on the smartphone, the phone can be turned off and the messages will still continue to transmit from their message cycle ...

6. 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.

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. How can I determine if the SPOT device transmissions affect the aircraft’s navigation electronics?

Turn on the SPOT device and place it in Tracking mode. If the aircraft navigation system starts to have momentary interference issues at the same intervals that the SPOT device is transmitting Tracking messages, then the SPOT device must be moved or turne ...