Lynn is moving to North Carolina and likes to go hiking and walking with her dog. She’s afraid something might happen while out and about in a new area. I recommended that she carry a GPS Satellite.
The Spot Gen4 features:
– Easy Check-In- 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.
– S.O.S. Rescue Notification- 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. Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations. Or, use SPOT S.O.V. for professional vehicular services on land. (Additional service required)
– Various Tracking Setting – 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.
– Custom Messages – 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 or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT S.O.V. service on your Help button.
I love my SPOT Gen3, which Kim recommended a few years ago, and I’ll bet the Gen4 is even better. I use Life360 when withing cell service range, but it’s comforting to know my wife can track me when I’m out of cell range.