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1. What format does SPOT use for its GPS coordinates?

SPOT uses the Global Positioning System datum: World Geodetic System 84, or WGS 84, expressed in the decimal degrees coordinate format. For example, SPOT headquarters in Covington, LA would appear as Latitude 30.43312 and Longitude -90.08694. To convert y ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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).

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. What does an email or SMS notification look like that I send from my SPOT Gen3?

When the SPOT system receives a "Check-In" or "Help" message, it will use the contact information settings that you entered to send notifications to your friends and family. The subject line of the email contains your unit number and if it is a "check-in" ...

6. How much does the SPOT Gen3 device weigh?

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

7. 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 ...

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

Yes. See below.

9. SPOT Gen3 User Manual

To download the English SPOT Gen3 User Manual, click here

10. Battery performance

To obtain reliable performance use only AAA Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92). For optimal performance, please try and utilize SPOT GEN3 in locations with a clear view of the sky with the logo side up. Extreme heat/cold and trying to send m ...