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How dependable is the SOS feature?


The SOS feature of the SPOT Gen 3 is the highest priority message sent from the device.  When initiated, the SOS message transmission takes priority of all other messaging schedules.   When SOS mode is initiated, the SPOT will acquire GPS coordinates and send a transmission every 5 minutes until the SOS message is canceled, the device is powered of, or the batteries are depleted.