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41. How many contacts can I have notified when I send a message?

You may have up to 10 contacts notified when you send a message. The contacts can be only email, only SMS or  a mix of the both, but not over 10 contacts.

42. Is there a character limit for my Check-in/OK, Custom, and Help message?

You may customize the messages in your Check-in/OK, Custom, and Help messages from the device settings page in your SPOT account.  The character limit for messages is 110 characters.

43. How do I know that I can depend on the SOS feature working when I really need it?

The SOS feature of the SPOT Gen 3 is the highest priority message sent from the device.  When initiated, the SOS message transmission takes priority of all other messaging schedules.   When SOS mode is initiated, the SPOT will acquire GPS c ...

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

Yes!  You may send a Check-in or Custom message from your device to notify your contacts that you have enabled tracking mode.  We recommend communicating with your contacts prior to leaving for your adventure to let them know that they may be re ...

45. 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 ...

46. 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).

47. 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 ...

48. 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 ...

49. 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 ...

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

Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBUzrKYsRG8 to review basic processes assocaited with the operation of your SPOT GEN3