Here is a satellite location utility covering most of the popular sailing areas in the world,unlike AIS which is based on land stations with a limited range. Please read below all the advantages and safety features. Available in USA - UK and France at the moment,more countries later. Ideal combining with SpotWalla for on-line location information for family,friends and boat deliveries.
The SPOT Connect App pairs your Android smartphone with SPOT Connect, a revolutionary satellite
communicator engineered to transmit messages via satellite from virtually anywhere in the world, including remote
The award-winning SPOT Connect device provides connectivity to the Globalstar
satellite network for sending location-based messages from areas beyond cellular phone
coverage or around town. By simply downloading the SPOT Connect App, SPOT Connect wirelessly synchs via Bluetooth® with Android devices. The SPOT satellite message features are initiated directly from the app’s intuitive user interface.
SPOT Connect utilizes proven SPOT technology to notify others of one’s GPS
location coordinates and current
status. By sending a message to the Globalstar
satellite network, the user’s selected contacts will receive a custom Type and Send or Predefined message delivered as an SMS text message or email
. SPOT Connect messages contain the user’s latitude and longitude, date, time stamp and a link to Google
Maps™. Established SPOT message features include Check-in/OK, Help, SPOT Assist, SOS and automated Track Progress.
SPOT Connect messaging feature overview:
•SOS - Emergency
assistance request sent with your GPS
location to GEOS every 5 min until batteries die or until cancelled 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
. Custom Type & Send messages can be sent with SOS for detailed emergency information.
•Help/SPOT Assist - Request help from friends and family
or professional service
providers every 5 min for 1 hour. Custom Type & Send messages can be sent with a Help/Assist message for more detailed personal help.
•Check-in/OK: Send a Predefined Message or custom Type & Send message allowing your friends and family to get a message from you with your GPS location virtually anywhere on the globe. With a push of a button a message is sent via email
or SMS to one of up to 10 contact groups. You can also send your Check-in/OK messages to social sites like Facebook or Twitter.
•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. (Additional service
The SPOT Connect App extends the functionality of Android devices while making available new features for customers. Custom messages can now be composed and sent on-the-go and users can store up to 14 Predefined messages and 10 personal contract
groups consisting of up to 50 contacts each. Additionally, the SPOT Connect App turns your device into a satellite messenger utilizing SPOT Connect’s onboard GPS and satellite transmitter. Users can even send location-based messages to Facebook, Twitter, and SPOT Adventures from isolated regions such as mountainous terrain and areas off-shore.
Additional Benefits and features
· Uses the GPS satellite system to determine location and the Globalstar satellite network to transmit that information to personal contacts or an international emergency response center
· Send location-based messages via satellite to others delivered as SMS text or email
· Send custom “Type and Send” 41 character text messages from your location
· Update social networks including Facebook, Twitter and SPOT Adventures from remote
· Provide GPS functionality to non-GPS devices
· Store up to 10 predefined messages for quick reference and sending
· Store 10 contact groups on device – each group can consist of up to 50 contacts
· On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
· Bluetooth wireless connection