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Can I send a message to indicate that I have started tracking?


Yes!  You may send a Check In or Custom message from your device to notify your contacts that you have enabled tracking mode.  We recommend communicating with your contacts prior to leaving for your adventure to let them know that they may be receiving messages from your SPOT messenger or an email containing a share page link that will display your location information.  Your tracking information may be viewed in the mapping platform or via your Shared Views. 

Please note, tracking mode does not send messages to contacts. Tracking mode records your location by sending a transmission with your GPS coordinates at a regular interval.  Tracking intervals may be configured from your SPOT account.