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SPOT Gen 3 GPS Messenger (SPOTV3)

SPOT Part Number: SPOTV3

(4.7 out of 5, 99 reviews)
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Spot Gen 3 GPS Messenger

This price is only for the Spot device, not subscription plans.

Once purchased, you'll need to register and activate your device via the Official Spot Website.
A yearly or monthly subscription is required to use the features.
None of the services will work without a valid subscription (including the SOS feature).

Spot Gen 3 Pricing*

*Pricing correct as of 25/09/2017. Contact Us for more information about Spot Subscriptions.

The subscriptions have a minimum 12 month commitment, but can be paid monthly (for a slight premium) or annually in full.

Paid Monthly:

Basic Service: $19.99 USD/month + GST

Extreme Tracking: Additional $11.49 USD/month + GST

Paid Annually:

Basic Service: $199.99 USD/annually + GST

Extreme Tracking: Additional $114.99 USD/annually + GST

 
Click for Larger Image The latest generation of award-winning SPOT devices, the SPOT Gen3 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication using 100% satellite technology. When your adventures take you beyond cell service, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you're ok or sends emergency responders your GPS location, all at the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you roam.

Enhanced Services ONLY available with SPOT Gen3: SPOT Gen3's customised tracking features take your SPOT experience to the next level. Only with SPOT Gen3, is tracking motion-activated regardless of the level of tracking you choose (Basic, Unlimited or Extreme). A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do. This is a great new battery-saving feature!

New Tracking Options:
Unlimited Tracking: Set it and forget it. Pre-set your SPOT Gen3 to send tracks at the speed of your adventures. Change your tracks to send every 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. SPOT Gen3 will send tracks at your chosen rate for as long as your device is turned on and moving (no need to re-set after 24 hours). Tracking doesn't stop until you do.
With a clear view of the sky and a single set of 4 Lithium 8x batteries, the following battery life can be expected (assuming ~9hrs of constant movement per day):
2.5min Interval: 20 days
5.0min Interval: 25 days
10min Interval: 45 days
30min Interval: 50 days
Extreme Tracking: Get all of the great features of Unlimited Tracking, but with the added ability to vary your track rate down to every two and a half minutes. Don't miss a step with increased track rates!

Click for larger image Compact and light weight; Weighing only 114g (with batteries), it packs easily for traveling.
The Spot Gen3 has a long battery life, and you can choose from Lithium or rechargeable batteries; or line-power the unit through its USB port.
There are new tracking options: now you can choose the rate of tracking that suits your adventure (2 ½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes).
Motion activated tracking: now your SPOT knows when you're moving and when you stop to make camp. When SPOT Gen3 senses you've stopped for an extended period of time it will stop sending track messages until you start moving again.

Please note that the continuous tracking will automatically disable after 24 hours in the basic plan, until the track button is pressed again. If you require continuous tracking when the device will be unattended, then you will need to upgrade to the extreme or unlimited tracking plans.

Spot Track Progress

Track Progress

Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™. This feature allows friends and family to follow your progress in real time using your password, or to save waypoints so you can review your entire route at a later date. By selecting the desired "Track" messages in your account log and clicking "Show On Map", your entire route can be displayed through Google Maps™.
Check In with Friends

Check In/OK

Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay - worldwide.
This feature allows you to let your SPOTteam - the friends and family you have chosen as your contacts - know that all is well, notify them of your location, or save waypoints so you can review your route at a later date.

When you press the OK button, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it through the SPOT satellite network. Your contacts receive either an SMS text message on their mobile phone with your message and coordinates, or an email with your message and a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.
This message can be customised.
Ask For Help

Help/SPOT Assist

Request help from friends and family at your exact location.
In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your SPOTteam - the friends and family you have chosen as your contacts - that you need assistance.

Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.
Emergency Alert

SOS (worldwide)

Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location - worldwide.
Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide.

Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to a GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your location and personal information - which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country's embassy or consulate, or other emergency response or search and rescue teams - as well as notifying your emergency contact person(s) about the receipt of a distress signal.

SPOT Series Comparison

  SPOT V2 SPOT Connect SPOT Gen 3
  SPOT V2
SPOT V2 (discontinued)
SPOT Connect
SPOT Connect
SPOT Gen 3
SPOT Gen 3
SOS - Notifies the emergency response center of your GPS location. Yes Yes Yes
Help - Ask family & friends for help or request SPOT Assist (additional service fee for SPOT Assist). Yes Yes Yes
Check In/Ok - Let contacts know where you are and that you're OK. Yes Yes Yes
Custom Message - Send a custom message to family & friends. Yes Yes Yes
Basic Tracking - Allow friends & family to follow your progress online in near real-time, & save waypoints so that you can review your entire route at a later date. Upgrade Available Upgrade Available Yes
Motion Activated Tracking - A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send Tracks only when you're moving. Not Available Not Available Yes
Enhanced Tracking - Upgrades available to Unlimited or Extreme Tracking. Choose your rate of tracking (2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 mins). Not Available Not Available Upgrade Available
Type & Send - Type & send custom 41 character SOS, Help and Check-In/Ok messages. Not Available Free Trial of 5 messages
(Additional service required thereafter)
Not Available
Connect to Social Media - Share your GPS location and message on Facebook or Twitter. Yes Yes Yes
SPOT Adventures - A social networking platform, designed for the SPOT Nation, to share tracks, photos, and stories from your adventures. Yes Yes Yes
Yearly Subscription $115 USD $115 USD $199.99 USD
 
Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.5 cm x 8.72 cm x 2.54 cm
Weight: 114g
Operating Temperature: -30°C to 60°C
Operating Altitude: -100m to +6,500m
Waterproof: IPX7 - Up to a depth of 1 m for up to 30 minutes (SPOT is not waterproof when being line powered)
Batteries: 4 x AAA


*Under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed these amounts
Specifications are provided as a guide only, and are subject to change without notice.
 
Package Includes:

  • SPOT Gen3 Device
  • Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Carabiner
  • Batteries
 

Compatible Accessories

 

 

Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  
  (4.7 out of 5 based on 99 reviews)

Verified Buyer's Rating
5 5
, Perth W.A.
6 May 2018
 

Works really well.

A really easy USB input on rhe side of the unit for

Pros: Well made and easy to use.
Cons: Subscription a bit expensive, particularly when factoring in the exchange rate.,
6 of 6 people found this review useful
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5 5
, Newcastle NSW
5 May 2018
 

Spot 3 - great device

I bought my Spot 3 from Johnny Appleseed after speaking with a friend who own a Spot 2 which he had bought through Johnny Appleseed. I have used it in bushwalking in country where mobile phone work only sometimes and I intended to used it on trips I do alone on my motorcycle and car in out of the way places so if I need urgent help I only have to press a button to get urgent help.

Pros: It is small and reliable
Cons: Took a couple of test runs to get used to
1 of 1 people found this review useful
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5 5
, Brisbane, QLD
18 March 2018
 

Great little device.

Great little device, nice, light and easy to use. Vibrate colour so easy to detect if you happen to drop it.

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5 5
, Beaumaris
6 March 2018
 

Remote area touring must

If you drive, walk in remote places this can save your life. For a grey nomad like me it enables my family to track where I am all the time. In the case of an emergency those who are able to rescue you know exactly where you are and do not have to use search parties. Not only can it save your own life but also it does not put in danger the lives of those trying to help you. It is irresponsible to travel in remote places without either a SPOT device or PLB.

Pros: It could save my life.
Cons: It is not free
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Verified Buyer's Rating
3 5
, Willow Grove
11 January 2018
 

Spot gen3 review

Unit itself is a little pricey but the issue is no local Aussie support. Registration is in US $ so pricing is deceptive when you get your cresit card statement. It does give some sense of security when out bush alone. Pity there is no real competition it may bring the pricing down

Pros: Reasonable to use
Cons: Very expensive. No Aussie support
 Johnny Appleseed GPS responded to this review on the 6 April 2018
Hi Wayne, we offer dedicated local support through our Australian stores, and phone. There is also an Australian distributor that offers support too on both the hardware and signal subscriptions. If you have any support issues please let us know, as it's puzzling you have the impression there is no local Australian support setup for these.
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