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SPOT Gen 3 GPS Messenger (SPOTV3)

SPOT Part Number: SPOTV3

(4.7 out of 5, 94 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 94 reviews)

Verified Buyer's Rating
4 5
, Blue Mountains
28 December 2017
 

Works as Expected

I purchased the Gen3 to replace an old Spot Connect which just wouldn’t connect to newer iPhones. The Gen3 is a lot easier to use than the Spot Connect ever was and allows 4 levels of preset message, more than enough; Gen3 works with rechargeable batteries or plugged into a power source so cheaper to run than the Spot Connect where the annual cost of battery’s couid exceed the annual service fee. Small and light weight makes it easy to mount or strap to a harness. Overall much easier and more convenient to use than the previous Spot Connect the only thing I’d like is the tracking data to include Speed, Direction of Travel and Altitude

Pros: Small, Light, Easy to use
Cons: None todate
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5 5
, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
7 December 2017
 

Excellent product

WE USE THIS DEVICE TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING OF NAVIGATION TO CANDLE IN RACE, AN EXCELLENT TOOL WHICH ALLOWS TO REALIZE THE TRACK ALMOST IN REAL TIME, VERY GOOD DURATION OF BATTERY AND QUALITY OF THE EQUIPMENT

Pros: FUNDAMENTAL FOR THE FOLLOW-UP OF REGATAS
Cons: I HAVE NOT ENCOURAGED
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Verified Buyer's Rating
5 5
, Sydney
19 October 2017
 

Should have bought one earlier!

Great little device to give piece of mind to those watching back home for where you're going and to check in when done for the day. Also nice to have the ability to hit the "Get me outta here" button should things go completely pear-shaped. Website was easy to setup messages, and contact lists. Also easy to setup different profiles if you have different people using it.

Pros: Light, long battery life, easy to find replacement batteries
Cons: Can only send pre-programmed messages when out on the trail.
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Verified Buyer's Rating
5 5
, NSW
19 September 2017
 

Great device for MTB

Tracking is a great feature (every 5 min with basic subscription). My wife has an app on her phone to see my most recent location if she is concerned. Basic subscription (on top of purchase price of unit) is expensive. An extra button with another customisable message would be handy but I've developed a good system using the available buttons. I'm very happy with this device

Pros: Track location, custom messages
Cons: expensive annual subscription to service
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Verified Buyer's Rating
5 5
, Melbourne
18 September 2017
 

Easy to use and effective

The Messenger is perfect for people working in locations which require site reporting (OH&S). It is simple to set-up and use and takes one less hassle out of OH&S reporting!!

Pros: Simplicity
Cons: The on-going cost to message
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