I Got a SPOT for my Birthday!

| October 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

IMGP2969So I may look just like my Mom, but I am absolutely my Father’s Daughter.  One of the many traits that I picked up from him is my interest in gadgets.  This gadget, that gadget, this cord, that cord…it never ends and the gadget bag just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

I am very excited to say that I got a SPOT for my birthday!  My gadget bag has officially been added to!  Well, actually, I think I got a SPOT for Christmas but my Dad didn’t turn it on, so he took it back to register it…and ten months later I am reintroduced to my SPOT!  YEA!

It was super simple to register online and set up the Help contacts and the Emergency contacts.  Then we went out into the front yard and played around with sending an “OK” signal to see that it would work.  Yep!  Tested!   Then I started walking around the block and tested the tracking on it.  Yep! Tested!

This new gadget is especially exciting because now you can follow us on our adventures and see where we went!   Just one more way we are taking you on the trail here at UTVWeekly.com.

I look forward to SPOTting in on my next adventure!  Thanks Dad!

Oh…My Mom gave me a very pretty bear paw necklace….the significance of that is another story for another time!   And probably why my Mom insisted that I get a SPOT!  LOL!

transparent_spot2The SPOT:

The SPOT Personal Tracker raised the safety factor for millions who took to the outdoors each year. SPOT notifies friends, family or an international rescue coordination center with your GPS location and status based on situation and need – all with the push of a button.

SOS / 911: Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.

Help: In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance. Additional SPOT Assist services can be purchased and programmed to your Help button as well. When activated with SPOT Assist, the Help button will notify professional services either on the land or water. SPOT has partnered with national service providers to offer non-life threatening assistance.

Check-in / OK: This feature allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a pre-programmed message along with your GPS location. With a push of a button a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page or SPOT Adventure account.

Track Progress: This feature allows you to send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near real time using Google Maps. With your SPOT account you have the ability to set up a SPOT Shared Page which allows you to show your SPOT GPS locations to others on a Google Map.


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