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1. Why am I not getting my email and/or SMS messages?

SPOT sends messages to your contacts when the Check-In/OK, Customer, or HELP buttons are pressed on an active unit with a clear view to the sky. There are a few different issues that could cause a disruption in message transmission:Make sure you have acti ...

2. How quickly will a message go out after pushing a button?

After your GPS location has been acquired, messages may reach their destination(s) within 2 to 5 minutes.  We recommend that when sending messages from your SPOT to allow the message cycle to complete.•    Check-in/Ok and Custom: Acq ...

3. Is SPOT water resistant?

SPOT has been designed and tested to survive the harshest environments. That includes water, which means that SPOT is water resistant. SPOT is tested to IPX7, water resistant to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. In addition, SPOT must remain watertight o ...

4. How do I create a share page?

Creating a share page is an excellent way to share your messaging and tracking activity with family, friends, and colleagues.  Please note that your share page will only display SPOT messaging and tracking information moving forward from the time of ...

5. How do I create a SPOT Adventure?

SPOT Adventures allows you to share your SPOT tracks on a detailed map, add photos, video, and stories with everyone online!To get started, please visit www.SPOTAdventures.com and login to your account using the same credentials as your SPOT MyAccount.Upo ...

6. How do I test my SPOT Gen3 before I leave for a trip?

SPOT performs a self-diagnostic test each time it is powered on. SPOT recommends that you send and verify a Check-In message before each trip. This also allows you to evaluate your entire messaging system, from the operational condition of the SPOT to the ...

7. 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.

8. 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.

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 ...