How it Works:
ALERT 9-1-1: Use this function in the
event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency
services of your exact location and that you need assistance.
Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from
the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to a GEOS
International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled. The
Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on
your location and personal information – which may include local police, highway
patrol, the Coast Guard, our country's embassy or consulate, or other emergency
response or search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency
contact person's) about the receipt of a distress signal.
Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network
it will still attempt to send a distress signal – without exact location – to
the Emergency Response Center, which will still notify your contacts of the
signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.
SPOT is designed for maximum reliability. Spot performs a
self-diagnostic test each time it is powered on. Additionally, Spot strongly
recommends that you send and verify an OK/Check message each time before use.
This allows you to evaluate your entire messaging system, from the operational
condition of the messenger to the readiness of those you've chosen to notify of
SPOT has a separate power button to ensure long battery life
and to help avoid sending messages accidentally. To turn SPOT on, press the
ON/OFF button. You must then wait an additional 2 seconds before activating any
SPOT function. When power is on, the indicator light will blink once every 3
seconds. This is also helpful for making SPOT more visible in the dark. To turn
SPOT off, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds.
SPOT sends your GPS coordinates to a GEOS Emergency Response
Center every 5 minutes, allowing you to keep moving if necessary. Emergency
responders are then updated with your last known location.
Because it uses 100% satellite technology, SPOT works virtually anywhere.
All it needs is a clear view of the sky.