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21. 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 ...

22. 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 ...

23. 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 ...

24. 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 ...

25. 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 ...

26. When will I receive a movement alert?

Movement alerts are notifications sent from your SPOT device to your contact list indicating your device or asset is in motion.  Tracking mode must be enabled on your device.In order to receive a movement alert, the feature must be enabled from your ...

27. What apps are compatible with my device?

SPOT offers two different mobile applications that are available for Android and Apple iOS.  The SPOT Connect App is intended for use only with the SPOT Connect.For more information on the SPOT Connect, please visit:  https://www.findmespot.com/ ...

28. 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 ...

29. 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 ...

30. How can the SPOT interference be prevented in aircraft?

In many cases, keeping the SPOT device at least 12-18 inches away from any navigation equipment or GPS antennas will resolve the problem.   This can be difficult in smaller planes as many pilots want to place the SPOT device on the glare shield. ...