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1. Can SPOT Trace be plugged in to an external power source?

Yes. SPOT Trace can be line powered through a 5v USB connection. For use on a car, motorcycle, or mid-sized boat, a common 12v adapter would work. A marine rated model is recommended for use on a boat. These adapters can be purchased wherever electronics ...

2. What do I do if I believe my asset is, in fact, being stolen?

In the event that you receive a movement alert that is unauthorized and you believe your asset is being stolen, contact your local authorities immediately and alert them of the situation. Be prepared to supply them with the latitude and longitude of your ...

3. What is a SPOT Trace status message?

Receive a daily alert so you know your asset is secure. The daily alert with GPS coordinates will be sent every 24 hours (based on time of day when the unit is first powered on). The Status feature is DISABLED by default unless otherwise changed during ac ...

4. What are the default settings on my SPOT Trace?

The following features are ENABLED by default unless otherwise changed during account setup:LOW BATTERY - Receive a notification when the device’s batteries are low. POWER OFF - Receive a notification if your device is powered off. FACTORY SETTINGS FOR ...

5. How do I use the SPOT Device Updater for the SPOT Trace?

SPOT Trace must be plugged into your computer with the included USB cable to successfully complete a reconfiguration. Have your SPOT Trace and USB cable with you Click on the pop-up on the page when you have selected a reconfiguration applicable feature ...

6. What do the message indicators (blinking lights) mean on my SPOT Trace?

When SPOT Trace is first powered on or with a quick press of the power button the GPS light notifies you whether or not SPOT Trace is able to see the GPS satellites and obtain a GPS location. Green –The GPS light blinks green for 20 minutes if the unit ...

7. How do I ensure GPS Performance?

SPOT Trace uses an advanced GPS chipset with extremely high sensitivity to give you maximum performance. While the SPOT Trace message transmitter is also very high quality, there may be times when the device will have a GPS signal, but the message won’t ...

8. What kind of battery life and performance can I expect from the SPOT Trace?

For reliable performance, use AAA EnergizerTM Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92), NiMH rechargeable batteries, or line power. Using USB line power will NOT charge rechargeable batteries and is NOT waterproof unless using the custom USB cable (sold separa ...

9. What kind of coverage does the SPOT Trace offer?

SPOT Trace works around the world, including virtually all of North America, Europe and Australia; portions of South America, North Africa and Asia; as well as hundreds of thousands of square miles off-shore from these areas. It is important that you chec ...

10. Will I have to pay text messaging charges if use the text message alert function on my SPOT Trace?

Standard text messaging charges from your mobile phone provider may apply. Check with your mobile provider for details.