SPOT is a must-have as a backup on any remote trip. It's simple to use and reliable, one-of-a-kind device that combines GPS technology with proprietary Simplex satellite communication to pinpoint your exact location anywhere in the world. Its capabilities include: sending 911 emergency distress signal; HELP message via email or any mobile device and “I’m OK” email/text message that includes the link to Google Maps, showing your precise location to friends and family back home! SPOT is waterproof to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes, and it floats.
I also use SPOT on trip close to home, in a non-emergency situations. For example, I press OK to let folks at Paddler Co-Op office know that we finished Lower Madawaska trip so they should but the kettle on a boil for hot soup!
For more information or to buy your SPOT, visit www.avantura.ca