The SPOT GEN3, $169, is a small GPS based device that tracks where you are and can email or txt pre-arranged messages to designated family or friends you can edit on your FindMESPOT.com profile. The basic plan, $149.99 USD lets you designate three different recipients for: CHECK-IN/OK, HELP, CUSTOM, or customized SOS with specific types of messages to private rescue services. Messages are sent in the form of an email and or SMS. It includes Basic Tracking which automatically sends your GPS coordinates every ten minutes for up to 24 hours, on the base plan.You can change messages and recipients before use, depending on your trip. When used with Google Maps, along with the SPOT GPS LAT/NAV information, you can also get altitude of your breadcrumb trail.
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