I have bought myself a new SPOT Gen3 tracker. Why? Well, I am planning a long walk (more about this in a future post). There is a good chance I won’t have mobile coverage for some of the walk, but I want to let family know I am safe.
The SPOT Gen3 looks like it will do the job. Its able to send a message (its transmit only, no receive) letting my contacts know I am ok, or need help. It can also be used to alert SAR (search and rescue) if needed.
The cost is reasonable considering the peace of mind, about £130 for the device and then a £180 yearly subscription. The subscription is charged in Euros, check with your bank, there may be an extra fee, if there is, the monthly option could work out a lot more expensive than you think.
Another great feature with the device is that you can use it to track your wanderings. This is the link to my track “Where’s Andy?”
If I am out, you will now know where I am, or at least where my SPOT is!