Originally Posted by ess105
Has anyone any experience with this device? Any opinions?
Personally, no, but I do have opinions on it.
If all you want to do is track your journeys, a GPS
will give you far more detailed tracking. Mind you, that is after the fact, but if nobody will be tracking you at another location as in your PC at home, then it is of little use.
There is no way
I would trust the SPOT for emergency
services (the 911 feature). PLBs and EPIRBs run on government
run systems, not a private company (Globalstar) looking to make a buck.
I've done a lot of looking into the details of the COSPAS-SARSAT system (great web site and you will easily need hours to go through the info). I've even spent over an hour on the phone
talking to the guys at the Mission Control Center. The SPOT was very vague when it came to details; its a toy in my opinion.