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Old 09-12-2012, 15:59   #16
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Re: Spot GPS Messenger

Hi Shane,

I have created a test boat named Ozbullwinkle & done some further testing and have sent some feedback as a result through your app.

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Old 13-12-2012, 06:16   #17
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Hi Shane,

Have you done any further development to your tracking app lately?

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Old 17-02-2013, 07:47   #18
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Check out the Eagle Track GPS It has unlimited tracking and all the alarm functions, and most important is has two way communication with the boat,, Spot is only one way, u cant turn on alarm or activate bilge pump from other locations... Its less expensive and the Satellite version uses Iridium which is true two way communication unlike Global Star...
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Check out the Eagle Track GPS It has unlimited tracking and all the alarm functions, and most important is has two way communication with the boat,, Spot is only one way, u cant turn on alarm or activate bilge pump from other locations... Its less expensive and the Satellite version uses Iridium which is true two way communication unlike Global Star...
Initial purchase price of the EAGLE TRACK ET-STP100 (satellite version) is MUCH higher though. Check the prices.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:22   #20
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Spot has worked great for me.... Bought mine about 5 years ago.... One caveat I would watch out for... Use a prepaid debit card or the like for the service... Automatic annual billing somehow went from the $99 original to $180... And was hard to get out of/refund the year or two I didn't need it...
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The Eagle Track ST-100 is only $349 and is perfect for all vessels that stay within 10 miles of shore, which account for 90% of all boaters.
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We've had our Spot for over eighteen months in which it has very succesfully tracked us for getting on 9,000 nautical miles in Australia, South East Asia, the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

It updates our blog and facebook automatically plus texts and emails our family. And I've only just changed the batteries for the first time, as a precaution. Thanks Spot.

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