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.
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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 >
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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 >
Camper’s Death Could Have Been Prevented With a Satellite Messenger. Don’t Let it Happen to You!
Over these last ten years I have found myself using my satellite messenger more during my RV travels than any of the activities I initially purchased it for. In fact, I now consider it essential gear for my RV. Read More >
Satellite Messenger Tested: SPOT Gen4
Compared to the tracking-only Spot Trace (£66), the Spot Gen4 gives you the option of calling for help and sending messages, but you don’t get the two-way messaging or Bluetooth interface of the Spot X. For a marine application where you may already have a PLB or EPIRB, the SOS function is less critical, but as a tracking device that can also call for help, you could have satellite tracking for three months, including the device and service plan for £200.
That seems good value to us.
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SPOT Partners With Desert Vets Racing
SPOT LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar, today announced its partnership with Desert Vets Racing, an off-road racing organization founded by military veterans for veterans and active duty personnel. As part of the partnership, SPOT is providing the organization with goods and services to enable communication and driver safety while off-roading in areas without terrestrial connectivity. Read More >