Sending an SOS Message from your SPOT Gen 3
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SOS Emergency Services – How it works:

SPOT's S.O.S. function should only be used for critical, life-threatening situations. Pressing the S.O.S. button sends an alert directly to GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC). GEOS notifies the appropriate emergency responders of your S.O.S. based on GPS location and personal information. Depending on your GPS location, responders may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, your country’s embassy or consulate, other emergency response centers, or search and rescue teams.  - Need to include call to emergency contacts

Send an SOS message:

  • Open the protective cover.
  • Press and hold the S.O.S. button until the function light begins flashing green.

The GPS light will blink green when SPOT sees the GPS satellites and while obtaining your GPS location.  Once your GPS location is obtained, SPOT sends your S.O.S. message with GPS location. The GPS light and Message Sending light will both blink green. The Message Sending light continues to blink green until the next scheduled message to notify you that your most recent message was transmitted.

If no GPS signal is found, the GPS light will blink red. If possible, you should move to a location with a clearer view of the sky. The first message will be sent within one minute after activation with or without your GPS location. For all subsequent messages, SPOT will keep looking for your GPS location for up to 4 minutes. The S.O.S. message will send every 5 minutes (with or without GPS) until cancelled or the power source runs out.

Cancel sending an SOS message:

Press and hold the S.O.S. button until the light blinks red.

  • Let SPOT work until the S.O.S. button stops blinking red to finish sending the cancellation message.
  • The Message Sending light will blink green indicating it has sent the cancel message.

Turning off your SPOT while in S.O.S. mode DOES NOT send an S.O.S. cancel message.

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