SPOT Connect™ E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2011 08:31

Winner of the 2011 CES Innovations Award in Design and Spot_connectEngineering in Personal Electronics, SPOT Connect turns the smartphone into a satellite communicator. SPOT Connect provides connectivity to global communication satellites for sending location-based messages from virtually anywhere around the world, even where cell phones don’t work.

By simply downloading the SPOT Connect app, SPOT Connect wirelessly synchs via Bluetooth with some of today’s leading smartphone operating systems such as Android.  SPOT message features are then initiated using the SPOT Connect app on the smart device.  Smartphone users can now send a variety of message types via satellite to others delivered as SMS text or email.

     .  Send custom “Type and Send” 41 character text messages

     .  Update social networks including Facebook, Twitter and SPOT Adventures from remote locations

__ .   Provide GPS functionality to non-GPS devices

_   .  Utilize proven SPOT messaging features - Send custom or predefined messages, Track Progress on Google  Maps™, or transmit an SOS message to the GEOS International Emergency Response Center

Pricing and Availability:
SPOT Connect retails $169.99 MSRP plus a required annual subscription service starting at $99.99 per year and is scheduled to begin shipping January 2011 to retail locations and online sites specializing in GPS, outdoor recreation and personal electronics.


 

 

You must be registered to post a comment.


Login

Newsletter

Subscribe here to receive FREE email issues of Kayak Fishing Magazine.

Most Popular

Freedom Hawk 12 Review
  The company calls it the Freedom 12.  It’s the kayak I asked the company to build, sort of.  After using the 14 last winter in Texas I spoke with Dave Hadden...
Stand-N-Fish Kayak Fishing System
Stand-N-Fish has just completed the development of their exciting new, patent-pending, fishing system for kayaks. The innovative system incorporates pontoons and a leaning post in...
RTM K Largo Review
RTM Kayaks K LargoLength: 13’6” 415cmWidth: 30 ½” 78cmWeight” 55 lbs 25kgCapacity: 400 lbs 180kg   I had the opportunity to test drive the new K Largo by RTM kayaks....

Random

Suspenz Kayak Storage System
If you are like most paddlers, often you have more than one boat in your stable, which can be a good thing as well as bad. You must find a place to store them, which will lead you...
Review of the PrecisionPak for Kayak Fishing
Review by: Philip Ruckart (Yak4Fish)   If you happen to be in the market for a new tackle storage system for your fishing kayak or you have been looking for one that will...
YakAttack Unveils New Gear!
In this video, Luther Cifers demonstrates the new YakAttack products. They have found a way to make all of your gear interchangeable and they are also releasing some fantastic...

Latest Kayak Reviews

Hobie Mirage Outback
 
2.0
NuCanoe Frontier 12
 
5.0
Native Watercraft Mariner 12.5 Propel Anglers
 
4.0
Hobie Mirage Outback
 
5.0
Pelican Castaway 100
 
2.0
Stealth Pro Fisha 575
 
3.0
Field and Stream Eagle Talon
 
5.0
Feelfree Moken 12.5
 
5.0
Pelican Castaway 100
 
4.0
Ascend FS10
 
4.0
Sun Dolphin Excursion 10
 
4.0
Santa Cruz Kayaks Raptor SOT
 
5.0

Latest Equipment Reviews

Body Glove 3T Barefoot Max
 
5.0
Body Glove 3T Barefoot Warrior
 
5.0
Body Glove 3T Barefoot Warrior
 
3.0
Columbia Drainmaker
 
5.0
Sperry SON-R Sounder Shandal
 
4.0
Garmin VIRB Elite
 
4.0
Polaroid XS100
 
4.0
Backwater Paddles Assault Hand Paddle
 
5.0
Backwater Paddles Assault Hand Paddle
 
5.0
Stohlquist Piseas
 
4.0
Wheeleez Tuff Tire Kayak Cart
 
5.0
Boga Grip
 
4.0