Originally Posted by kayakfreakus
Decent info on this thread from last year on them, interested to see if anyone has some recent updates about coverage and service from the company:
Spot Personal Tracker
I have had one for a year & am VERY happy with the service. It is cheap, works well, gives you the opportunity to allow people back home to track your progress (which can allow them a more intelligent rescue if needed), send an OK message, send a help message to your friends, or send a 911 message.
As a snowmobiler, this is the only way to go imo.
If I am in trouble, S&R is very unlikely to be able to get to where we ride, so I have a group of 10 people on my list that are very capable riders & will be able to reach me. They get a text & email if something goes wrong.
Of course in a situation where S&R would be helpful you can always send a message to 911.
The spot will keep sending messages till they have gone through, I have never tried to send a message & not had it go through. When tracking it sends a message every 10 minutes, about 2/3-3/4 of these go through while it is in my pack or pocket.
Very happy with this product.
Here's my shared page, I just turned it on outside my house, this gives you an idea what the people that are at home see.
SPOT Shared Page