Due to Australia’s large landscape and changing weather, a personal locator beacon (PLB) is an essential item for any person who is heading into the Outback, bush walking, hiking, backpacking, 4WD driving, or boating, be it an afternoon trip or a multi-day trip. Beacons (also known as distress or emergency beacons) are the most effective way of letting people know that you need urgent help and where to find you.
Devices like Zoleo, Spot Gen4 or even Spot X can send OK messages that carry your GPS coordinates to let family and friends know your OK.
ZOLEO has an extra feature that allows you to send satellite SMS messages from the ZOLEO App on your smartphone. ZOLEO connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth®, which transmits seamlessly when there is no mobile coverage.