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1. Can I use other batteries in an emergency with my SPOT Gen3?

SPOT highly recommends that you use either Energizer™ Ultimate 8x AAA Lithium or Energizer™ NiMH Rechargeable Batteries to achieve reliable performance.Other AAA batteries will work with SPOT but are not recommended for optimal performance.  Usin ...

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

Tracking and Check-In or Custom Message Mode can be activated at the same time with SPOT Gen3. The device will interleave the messages. Only one message mode (Check-in or Custom Message) can be active at one time.SOS mode will deactivate all other modes. ...

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

Yes. SPOT Gen3 can be line powered through a 5v USB connection. Using USB line power will NOT charge rechargeable batteries inside the unit and SPOT Gen3 is not waterproof when connected to line power.

4. Can I receive notifications or messages on my SPOT Gen3?

No. The SPOT Gen3 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 Trac ...

5. Can I use the SPOT Gen3 inside of my vehicle?

Yes. For normal usage place your unit horizontal on the dash, logo side up, slightly tilted towards the glass to ensure the signal is going through the glass, and not blocked by the roof. Experiment by sending Test Messages to ensure your placement is all ...

6. How accurate is the SPOT Gen3 when reporting a user's position?

The SPOT Gen3 has a location accuracy of approximately 20 ft. (5 m).

7. How does SPOT Gen3 prioritize Tracking Messages and help/SOS functions?

Help and SOS are prioritized over Tracking - if you press the Help or SOS buttons while tracking, SPOT will cancel any unsent messages and begin sending Help/SPOT Assist or SOS messages.

8. How do I cancel tracking messages on my SPOT Gen3?

To stop sending track messages, press and hold the Track button until the light blinks red or power off SPOT.

9. How much does the SPOT Gen3 device weigh?

The SPOT device weighs 4.0oz (114grams) with Lithium batteries

10. How should I clean my SPOT Gen3?

Follow these general rules when cleaning the outside of your SPOT:Make sure the power is OFFUse a damp, soft, lint-free cloth and avoid excess moisture near buttons or openingsDo not use aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol or abrasivesDo not attempt to open ...