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SPOT Gen 3 GPS Messenger (SPOTV3)

SPOT Part Number: SPOTV3

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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 06/09/2019. Contact Us for more information about Spot Subscriptions.


Basic Service: $18.65 USD/month (inc GST)

Extreme Tracking: Additional $7.98 USD/month (inc GST)

FLEX Charge*: Additional $27.45 USD/year (inc GST)

Paid Monthly (Annual Subscription):

Basic Service: $15.35 USD/month (inc GST)

Extreme Tracking: Additional $6.33 USD/month (inc GST)

Activation Fee**: $21.95 USD (inc GST)

Paid Annually:

Basic Service: $184.14 USD/annually (inc GST)

Extreme Tracking: Additional $75.90 USD/annually (inc GST)

Activation Fee**: $21.95 USD (inc GST)


The SPOT Gen3 device requires an active service subscription to properly perform messaging, tracking, S.O.S. capabilities and all other device functions. All subscriptions auto-renew at the end of the contract term.

* Enrolment in any Flex Plan is subject to an Annual Flex Charge that is collected once per year at renewal, even if the device is suspended at that time. This Flex charge allows you to suspend the service at any time during the year without activation fee recurrence when turning service on again. All Flex Plans have a one month minimum term.

** All Annual & Flex plans are subject to a one-time activation fee. Early termination of the service agreement will require a customer to pay an Early Termination Fee to the amount of 100% of the outstanding balance of the contract, plus the full amount of any credits issued during the Term (including promotions).

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 (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 $184.14 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

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    Average Customer Rating:  
      (4.7 out of 5 based on 115 reviews)

    Verified Buyer's Rating
    5 5
    , Borroloola, NT
    23 April 2020

    Just what we needed!

    Bought this as a test for our workplace needs and has met all expectations at this point in time and will most likely adopt more devices. Our Sear Ranger group find reporting easier with screen grabs of their travels. Can see where our employee is at anytime with a click of a button or opening up on your phone. I have no hesitation in recommending this product. And found ja-gps the cheapest for the device at the time of purchase.

    Pros: Live tracking outside of mobile network. Ticks WH&S Requirements. Subscription same if not cheaper than a monthly mobile phone bill.
    Cons: Bit of training required on the subscription maps webpage, not totally straight forward, but easy to navigate in the end.
    1 of 1 people found this review useful
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    5 5
    , Mildura
    8 April 2020

    Great gps tracker at a very price

    I looked across a range of products that included Eperb capability and mapping. Johnny Appleseed have a great range of products, specialist on line advice plus the best price. My spot tracker arrived on time, right to my door. Overall very happy with the service.

    Pros: Mapping, preload messages
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    5 5
    , Mundaring W.A.
    4 January 2020

    Great device and easy to use

    Tracked me accross the Nullaboor from W.A. to S.A. so the wife could see my movements and that I was ok. That was great seeing there were bushfires and road closures.

    Pros: Small and compact but works a treat.
    Cons: NOTHING...
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    4 5
    , Perth, WA
    11 December 2019

    Excellent devices

    The product is a great size to travel with. Unable to do updates on device due to workplace network which is quite frustrating as it was bought for the work group. The batteries I received with the product only lasted 30mins so then had to purchase more.

    Pros: It is a great size to carry anywhere
    Cons: The instructions on setting up and support is very poor, and the batteries only lasted 30 mins
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    4 5
    , Western Downs
    19 October 2019

    Good for purpose. Simple enough to use, great reporting support.

    We purchased this to support my aged father who still works on a farm without mobile coverage. While it is not the products main purpose it is working. It is simple enough for him to use. He just turns it on and turns on track. He will use the I am OK feature some times. The challenge with this feature is that it takes a while to send the message and sometime he will have switched it off and gone inside before the message is sent. We went for a SPOT over a simple EPIRB because strong will independent people like him may not want to bother anybody. Through the web link or the app members of the family who are far away are checking his track at regular points through the day. We are delighted he is using it. No fool proof but provides some assurance and protection for him. Setting it up is a little frustrating. Be great if you could load numbers with a nickname or something. Unless you have the numbers of the people you want on the contact list memorized it hard to know you have them all and they are right. It would be good if you could have an option to select numbers from the section before. Guess I am saying allow some time to set it up in the first place. After good to go.

    Pros: Simple to use. Good size. Well supported reporting and apps.
    Cons: Takes a while to set up initially. be good if you could cut and paste in numbers. Can take a while to find satellite. Would be great if it could send I am OK messages quickly
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