NEW: SPOT X Satellite Tracker


Wednesday 30 January 2019 News Global Telesat Communications


The SPOT X Satellite Tracker is the first two-way satellite communicator from SPOT.

“We believe that many individuals who already rely on SPOT to deliver added safety for their outdoor pursuits and adventures will be keen to take advantage of the new two-way communications options enabled by SPOT X,” said David Phipps, Managing Director and Specialist Distributor, Global Telesat Communications.

SPOT X

The SPOT X is the most advanced satellite tracker from SPOT. Unlike the SPOT Gen3, this satellite tracker offers two-way messaging and many more improved features.


SPOT X Key Features

Messaging

Exchange messages with any cell phone number or email address from virtually anywhere in the world. Text messages can be up to 140-characters and short emails available to any mobile phone number or address. SPOT My Account comes loaded with 14 predefined messages that you have the ability to customize and sync to your SPOT X device. Additionally, the illuminated qwerty keyboard display enhances the ease of sending custom messages.

Display

The SPOT X  has a 2.7" screen with a backlit display which allows you to view message status' and add contacts. Also, the satellite tracker is fully dust and water protected with an IP67 standard that is also impact resistant.

Tracking

Select from 2½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minute tracking intervals, and let family, friends and other adventurers follow your progress with SPOT’s easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface. The Check-in button is an important feature. It enables users to Quickly and easily let everyone know they're OK.

FACT: In continuous 10 minute tracking mode, the SPOT X battery life will last up to 240 hours - that is 10 days!

SOS Functions

Activation of the SOS button sends GPS coordinates to GEOS every 2.5 minutes until the SOS message is acknowledged by the emergency response centre.  Once the request is acknowledged, GPS co-ordinates will be sent every 5 minutes and the 2-way messaging enables clear communication of the situation.  In SOS mode the battery will last up to 7 days.

Navigation

The SPOT X has a built-in compass and programmable waypoints to help you navigate whilst on your trip. Additionally, there is an SOS button on the device for emergency situations. Send an S.O.S. to the 24/7 Search & Rescue center, message back and forth about the nature of your emergency, and receive confirmation when help is on the way.

Social Updates

With the SPOT X tracker, you can link your social accounts, including Facebook and Twitter, to keep your friends and family in the know wherever you go and provide updates on your trip.

Additional Features

  • Rechargeable lithium batteries are provided - averages a battery life of 10 days when tracking at 10-minute intervals
  • The SPOT X interface is a 18" Micro USB port
  • This tracker can operate in temperatures from -20°c to +60°C!
  • The SPOT X is lightweight at 198g, 16.6 cm length x 7.4 cm width x 4.4 cm depth

Coverage

Coverage is predominately in America, Europe and Africa. However, SPOT coverage is not guaranteed to be available in every country in these continents. Therefore, after checking the coverage map, our team of experts are happy to help advise you on coverage in any country.

If you have any further questions about SPOT X, please contact us. Also, keep in touch with us via our social channels too! For more information about the SPOT X, view more features >