SPOT Satellite Messenger

Spot GPS Device

The SPOT Gen3 GPS Satellite Messenger Provides A Life Saving Communication line Using 100% Satellite Technology.

Always plan for the unexpected. Your SPOT Gen3 GPS Satellite Messenger is a compact, rugged handheld personal tracker that supports location tracking and check-in reporting. As well as a help and duress functions. SPOT GPS is delivered complete and ready-to-go.

The Spot GPS  uses 100% satellite technology to give you a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of mobile coverage. Your spot device lets family and friends know you're OK, or if the worst should happen, you can send emergency responders your GPS location - all with the push of a button.


Compact and light weight:
Weighing only 114g (with batteries),  it packs easily for travelling.
The Spot Gen3 has a long battery life, you can choose from Lithium or rechargeable batteries; or line-power the unit through its USB port.
All new tracking options:
Now you can choose the rate of tracking that suits your adventure (2 ½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes).
Motion activated tracking:

Now your SPOT device knows when you're moving and when your Stationary. When SPOT Gen3 senses you've stopped for an extended period of time it will stop sending track messages until you start moving again.

Wherever you go, track and share your adventure on the spot shared Page - and stay safe!

New Tracking Options:

Unlimited Tracking: Set it and forget it. Pre-set your SPOT Gen3 to send tracks at the speed of your adventures. Change your tracks to send every 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. SPOT GPS will send tracks at your chosen rate for as long as your device is turned on and moving (no need to re-set after 24 hours). Tracking doesn't stop until you do.
With a clear view of the sky and a single set of 4 Lithium 8x batteries, the following battery life can be expected (assuming ~9hrs of constant movement per day):

  • 2.5min Interval: 20 days
  • 5.0min Interval: 25 days
  • 10min Interval: 45 days
  • 30min Interval: 50 days
Extreme Tracking: Get all of the great features of Unlimited Tracking, but with the added ability to vary your track rate down to every two and a half minutes. Don't miss a step with increased track rates.


Continuous tracking will automatically disable after 24 hours in the basic plan, until the track button is pressed again. If you require continuous tracking when the device will be unattended, then you will need to upgrade to the extreme or unlimited tracking plans.

Spot Gen3 GPS Satellite Messenger Subscription:

The sales price is for the Spot GPS device only, your spot GPS subscription plan is not included.

After purchasing your Spot Tracker, you'll need to register, then activate your device @ find me spot official AU website.

*Pricing correct as of 01/06/2018. 

Spot GPS Subscriptions have a minimum (12 month) commitment.

They can be paid monthly (for a slight higher premium) or pay in full annually.

Paid Monthly:

Basic Service: $21.99 USD Month (inc GST)

Extreme Tracking: Additional $21.64 USD Month (inc GST)

Paid Annually:

Basic Service: $219.99 USD Annually (inc GST)

Extreme Tracking: Additional $126.49 USD Annually (inc GST)


  • Height - 6.83 cm
  • Width - 5.13 cm
  • Thickness - 2.14 cm
  • Weight - 88 g
  • Operating Temp - -30 c - 60 c
  • Operating Altitude - -100 m -6500
  • Humidity Rated - MIL-STD-810F Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
  • Vibration Rated - per SAE J1455
  • Waterproof Rated -  IPX7 (1 m for up to 30 minutes

Battery Options:

  • 4 AAA Energizer® Ultimate Lithium 8x Batteries (L92)
  • 4 AAA Energizer® NiMH reusable batteries (NH12)
  • Line power with a 5v USB connection. (SPOT Gen3 is not waterproof when line powered.)
  • Longer Battery Life SPOT Gen3 has approximately twice the battery life of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger! 

Basic Features included with your SPOT Device:

  •  S.O.S. With the push of a button, GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center provides your GPS coordinates and information to local response teams. The S.O.S. button is for emergencies only.
  • Check In: Let family and friends know you're OK when you're out of mobile phone range. Send a pre-programmed text message with GPS coordinates or an email with a link to Google Maps™ to your contacts with your location. With a push of a button, a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts and your way-point 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. 
  •  Help: Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations. 
  • Custom Message: Stay in touch while off the grid by sending your custom message. Set up a message before leaving to send to contacts with your GPS location. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT Assist service on your Help button. 
  • Tracking: Allow friends and family to follow your progress online in near real-time and save waypoints so you can review your entire route at a later date.

What's included in the box:

  • 1 x Spot GPS Device
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick Reference Guide 
  • 1 x Carabiner
  • 1 x Batteries

How It Works:

  • GPS satellites provide signals
  • SPOT messenger's onboard GPS chip determines your GPS location and sends your location and preselected message to communication satellites.
  • Communication satellites relay your message to specific satellite antennas around the world.
  • Satellite antennas and a global network route your location and message to the appropriate network
  • Your location and messages are delivered according to your instructions via email, text message, or emergency notification to the GEOS Rescue Coordination Center.
Spot GPS Device

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