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Globalstar Announces Nokia Deployment Over Licensed Band 53 at Port of Seattle

1/7/2021

Globalstar, Inc. today announced that business partner Nokia has entered into an agreement with Tideworks Technology, to deploy Globalstar’s Band 53 spectrum at the Port of Seattle, Terminal 5. This deployment marks the second collaboration between Globalstar and Nokia at a United States Port. Read More >

25 Great Holiday Gifts for Adventure Travelers on Your List

12/10/2020

Stay in contact and even call for help with the SPOT X Satellite Communication Device. Send and receive text messages to and from any cell phone or email address even when there’s no cellular service, and call for emergency services in case of trouble with its S.O.S. signaling feature. Read More >

15 Essential Winter Hiking and Gear Tips

12/7/2020

Stay in contact and even call for help with the SPOT X Satellite Communication Device. Send text messages to any cell phone or email address even when there’s no cellular service, and call for emergency services in case of trouble with its S.O.S. signaling feature. Read More >

SPOT X and SPOT Gen4 are a Must-Have When Traveling Off the Grid

12/2/2020

Mobile phones are a godsend when it comes to being able to stay in touch with friends and family mostly anywhere on the planet. I say “mostly” because there are spots where your mobile phone just won’t work. This is because there are areas where there aren’t any cell towers to transmit signals and that’s why we also have ways of communicating via satellite instead. Read More >

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: The Best Stocking-Stuffer Sized Outdoor Gear For Every Type Of Adventurer

12/1/2020

With each Spot X assigned their own dedicated U.S. number, adventurers can use this tiny 2-way satellite messenger to text and email friends and family when they’re off-grid, send S.O.S. messages to a 24/7 Search & Rescue service, and even track their expeditions in a cloud-based mapping system for everyone back home to follow along as they make their way through whichever backcountry has been calling. Read More >

This 50% Off Tracking Device Can Keep Tabs on Your Car or Boat for Just $50

11/24/2020

In the movies, spies use GPS devices to track stuff around the globe. But you can't use just any GPS device, because it needs to be able to transmit its location to a gadget you disguise discreetly as a brandy snifter. Or, if you're not a Double-0 in the employ of MI-6, you can check using a mobile app. Spot Trace is a tracker designed to keep tabs on anything -- a car, boat, snowmobile, you name it -- with a long-life battery. Right now, you can get your own Spot Trace for $49.89, which is $50 off the usual price.  Read More >

Best Satellite Messengers of 2020

11/11/2020

The SPOT X fills a niche. This is a two-way, satellite-linked, backcountry messaging device that works entirely on its own. The built-in physical QWERTY keyboard distinguishes it from any of the competitors.  Read More >

Fresh Produce: SPOT Gen4 Tracking & Messaging Because Breadcrumbs are for the Birds

9/24/2020

If you’re lucky, you regularly ride somewhere remote and deep that is well out of cell phone range. And being lucky, you probably have somebody back home who, maybe just deep down inside, is a little worried about you when you ride alone.  Read More >

New Gen4 SPOT offers tracking basics

8/12/2020

If you’re on the market for a simple satellite tracker, SPOT’s new Gen4 might be what you’re looking for. It doesn’t have the same flashy features as the Garmin inReach line, but it’s got several small upgrades over previous SPOT devices.

For several years, SPOT has been selling trackers that can broadcast a user’s movements via satellite interface. Some riders use them for tracking rally riding, or to provide some safety on offroad trips. Thanks to the satellite uplink, offsite users can follow the tracker’s progress online, and the tracker’s user can also use the device to send an SOS or other customized message through the satellite system.

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Turn Your Phone into an Off-The-Grid Communication Lifeline

8/12/2020

Of-the-grid outdoor experiences are one of the few pleasures that have made it through the COVID-19 pandemic relatively unscathed. Spending time in the outdoors with your family or QuaranTeam appears a healthy activity, giving many in Utah a much-needed outlet. With that said, it’s more important than ever to be able to communicate with others which can often be challenging when you’re on a 700-mile bikepacking route in Bears Ears or just doing some stargazing near Capitol Reef State Park. Read More >