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How dependable is the S.O.S. feature?


The S.O.S. feature of the SPOT Gen4 is the highest priority message sent from the device.  When initiated, the S.O.S. message transmission takes priority of all other messaging schedules.   When S.O.S. mode is initiated, the SPOT will acquire GPS coordinates and send a transmission every 5 minutes until the S.O.S. message is canceled, the device is powered of, or the batteries are depleted.