Sleek And Rugged, Meant For Adventure
SPOT Gen4 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of reliable cellular service. SPOT Gen4 lets family, friends, and colleagues know you are OK, or if the unexpected should happen, sends your GPS location to emergency responders all with the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you play or work.
With the push of a button, GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center provides your GPS coordinates and information to local response teams – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe. The S.O.S. button is for emergencies only.
Customized tracking features take your adventure to the next level. Choose motion-activated tracking regardless of the level of service you choose and set up a vibration sensor to tell your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do.
Send a pre-programmed text message or an email with GPS coordinates to up to 10 contacts with your location. Your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a shared view or SPOT Adventures account.
Set up custom messages before your next adventure to send to your list of pre-determined contacts. Use this feature as a secondary OK message.
Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I PRESS THE S.O.S. BUTTON?
GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center provides the S.O.S.
monitoring included in your Basic Service. GEOS provides your GPS coordinates every 5 minutes and information to local response teams so you can get rescued.
CAN I CANCEL AN S.O.S. MESSAGE?
Yes! To cancel, press and hold S.O.S. button until the LED light blinks red. The cancellation message is sent every 5 mins until received by GEOS.
SHOULD GEN4 ALWAYS BE CARRIED ON THE OUTSIDE OF MY GEAR?
While it’s recommended to wear SPOT Gen4 on the outside of your gear, the device will still maintain functionality through any permeable material. We recommend testing your device in the exact position on your gear before leaving on your adventure.
WILL MY LOCATION IN THE WORLD AFFECT THE TRACKING INTERVAL I SELECT?
No! Spacing between track messages does not change based upon your location in the world. You may use your SPOT anywhere there is coverage.
WHAT DOES AN EMAIL OR SMS NOTIFICATION LOOK LIKE THAT I SEND FROM MY SPOT GEN4?
When the SPOT system receives a “Check In” or “Help” message, it will use the contact information settings that you entered to send notifications to your friends and family. The subject line of the email contains your unit number and if it is a “Check In” or “Help” message. The email contains the full “Check In” or “Help” message that you setup for the messenger. The email also contains the serial number, the exact latitude/longitude location and a map link. Clicking on the map link will pop up a Google maps page that will show them your current location.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY TRACKING INTERVAL?
SPOT Gen4’s enhanced tracking service, Extreme Tracking, allows you to choose the rate of tracking that suits your adventures: 2.5 (with Extreme Tracking only), 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. To adjust the interval at which your SPOT Gen4 tracks, sign in to your SPOT account at FindMeSPOT.eu/Support. Use the provided USB cable to connect to your computer and sync by using the SPOT Updater.
HOW QUICKLY DOES THE MESSAGE GO OUT AFTER PUSHING A BUTTON?
Once you have acquired a GPS fix, messages typically send out to their destination in
2 to 5 minutes.
HOW ACCURATE IS THE GEN4 WHEN REPORTING
The SPOT Gen4 has a location accuracy of approximately 30ft (10m). Anyone from family and friends to Search & Rescue teams will know your location with almost pinpoint accuracy.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY MESSAGE WAS SENT?
Once your GPS location is obtained, SPOT sends your message with GPS location. The GPS LED light and Message Sending LED light will both blink green. The Message Sending LED light continues to blink green until the next scheduled message or until the mode ends. You can end the transmission of a “Check In” or Custom Message by pressing and holding the function button until the LED light blinks red. This action does not cancel any message already transmitted.
WHAT IS MOTION-ACTIVATED TRACKING?
SPOT Gen4 tracking is smarter than ever! A built in vibration sensor sends tracks only when you are moving. When the device is stationary for more than five minutes it will enter “Suspended Track” mode. At least one more track will automatically be sent from your resting location. While at rest, SPOT Gen4 will not send tracks. Tracking will automatically resume after the vibration sensor detects the unit has begun moving again.