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Marathon Des Sables 2021 endurance runners to benefit from satellite tracking and safety


Globalstar has for the sixth time been named Official Tracking Partner for this year’s event, taking place from 1-11 October 2021. MDS did not take place in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Each of MDS 2021’s 800 pre-registered participants will have the small, rugged SPOT units mounted on their backpack. SPOT will transmit their GPS location every five minutes so that race organisers, emergency support crew, sponsors, family and friends can precisely track each runner’s progress online.

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‘I’m a Forest Ranger and These Are the 9 Items I Never Camp Without’


For staying safe on long, backcountry trips way off the grid,  Burns recommends carrying an SOS beacon or GPS satellite device. Tools like the SPOT Gen4 GPS Satellite Messenger use satellite technology to provide life-saving communication in life-threatening situations. So, if you're all the way out in the backcountry and need help from a ranger, SPOT sends your GPS coordinates to first-responders with a push of a button.  Read More >

Globalstar SPOT Gen4 Selected By France’s Federation Of Free Flight


Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. has announced that Fédération Française de Vol Libre (FFVL), the French Free Flight Federation, has procured SPOT Gen4 satellite GPS messengers to track and safeguard people who participate in free flight sports, from under-18 trainees, to elite athletes competing on the world stage. Read More >

Globalstar has announced its latest deployment in the field of science and environmental protection by supplying its satellite-enabled SPOT Gen4 to help Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s soil researchers.


The Trust’s Yorkshire Peat Partnership (YPP) will use the SPOT satellite GPS messengers to “track and safeguard” scientists and surveyors working across Yorkshire’s remote upland moors. Read More >

This Portable GPS Tracker Lets You Send Custom Messages When You're Off the Grid


The Spot Gen4 communicator and check-in device is something I won't hike, bike, or go anywhere potentially off-grid without. At the press of a button, it's able to immediately alert local response teams of my GPS coordinates via the International Emergency Response Coordination Center and potentially save my life. For this reason and more, it's a travel staple for me, my partner, and his adventure-loving family — and it should be one for you, too.  Read More >

5 Satellite Communicators to Keep You Safe and Connected in the Backcountry


Spot Gen4 Satellite GPS Messenger - Rated to operate down to -22°F and up to 21,320 feet, the geofencing feature will send an alert if it strays outside of a predetermined area. It also uses four AAAs so you can always have backups to keep power flowing. Read More >

How to go backpacking (and why it's worth the effort)


Even if you're not going deep into the wilderness, it's worth considering a battery-powered satellite device, such as a SPOT beacon. Many backpacking destinations don't have cell service, which makes getting lost or twisting an ankle a serious matter.

While you may never use it, a satellite device can provide peace of mind and potentially life-saving access to emergency services. Read More >

The Industry Looks Forward to Festival of Boating


And staying with sailing, Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc), announces that TracTrac, specialist provider of hardware and software solutions for tracking of competitive sailing and adventure sports, is deploying SPOT Gen4 devices to support race events on land and sea. Established in 2005, TracTrac is a software and services company which has developed an innovative tracking platform specifically designed to provide capability for difficult-to-follow sports. These include race sailing and long-distance endurance sports as diverse as road cycling, open water swimming, trail running, orienteering, Nordic skiing as well as multi-discipline events such as triathlon and adventure races. Read More >

Globalstar Satellite Devices Chosen by TracTrac


After trialling several technologies TracTrac settled on the Globalstar SPOT Gen4 device, first introduced in EMEA in August 2020, thanks to its ease-of-use and reliability. SPOT also acts as a valuable safety device: Should an event participant face an emergency, pressing the unit’s SOS button instantly sends an alert along with the user’s GPS co-ordinates. Read More >

The Worth Father’s Day Gift Guide: 51 Phenomenal Gift Ideas to Give Dad


For the intrepid dad or grandfather who is known to seek adventure off the grid, nothing will give the family more peace of mind than the SPOT X 2-way satellite messenger. Dad will be able to easily keep in touch with friends and family whether climbing in the Himalayas, sailing across the Caribbean or traversing the Namib desert from Angola to Namibia. Read More >