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1. What is Movement Alert and how do I activate it on my SPOT Gen3?

Movement Alert allows you to use your SPOT Gen3 for asset tracking. When you opt-in for Movement Alert, you will receive notification by email or SMS if your SPOT Gen3 detects motion. Movement Alert turns on after your device is stationary for longer than ...

2. My SPOT device does not work properly near airports or when I have another GPS device close by.

SPOT accepts interference from other electronic devices and should not be used in proximity to anything that generates strong electrical fields such as airports, radio towers, other GPS devices, etc.

3. Can I send a message to indicate that I have started tracking?

Tracking itself does not send a message to any contacts. Only OK and Help send your message to a pre-designated list of contacts. Tracking records your way points approximately every 10 minutes under your account at https://login.findmespot.com account an ...

4. Tips for sending messages

If the GPS light blinks red, SPOT does not have a clear view of the GPS satellites and your message may not have been sent. Retry sending your message by moving to an area with a clearer view of the sky for proper operation. If your GPS light blinks red a ...

5. What is the battery life of the SPOT Gen3?

SPOT Gen 3 has approximately twice the battery life of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.For reliable performance, use AAA EnergizerĀ® Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92), NiMH rechargeable batteries, or line power. Using USB line power will NOT charge rec ...

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. 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 ...

8. What is Dock Mode and how do I activate it on my SPOT Gen3?

Dock Mode is designed for customers who purchase a SPOT Gen3 for asset monitoring a vessel that is primarily stored on the water. Dock Mode changes the way your SPOT determines new movement from motion activated to distance travelled, to accommodate for t ...

9. How do I update my device settings?

SPOT Gen3 requires a device settings update anytime you change your Track interval or, if you opt-in for Movement Alert or Dock Mode. When a device settings update or firmware update is available for your device, an orange starburst will appear on your SP ...

10. Is there a video explaining how to use my SPOT Gen3?

Yes. See below.