VIDEO: Gear to Get with Brian Brawdy – SPOT
As an RV enthusiast and Explorer, there is one piece of gear that I always have on my dash and in my pack. The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger lives up to the saying, ‘Big things come in little packages.’ This 7-ounce unit is packed full of innovative technology that keeps you connected with others regardless of cellular coverage (or the lack thereof). SPOT is the world’s first Satellite GPS Messenger that can send your location and status message to others from virtually anywhere in the world, no matter where you find yourself, on the road or off the beaten path.
SPOT enables you to Check-in with loved ones, letting them know where you are and that you’re safe. Your contacts at home can Track your progress on Google Maps™ while you’re on the road or on a hike, sharing your trip and adventure with family, friends and associates also giving them piece of mind that your trip is going great. In a real emergency, SPOT dispatches your GPS location to a Rescue Coordination Center who will notify authorities that you need help. And now, SPOT will soon offer national roadside services accessible with the push of a button.
This hand-held, award-winning device has been used to send more than 6 million “peace-of-mind” and “track-me” messages and has initiated more than 130 rescues world-wide since its inception in December of 2007. SPOT employs 100% satellite technology. It works where cell phones don’t and sends messages like other GPS devices cannot
While I have thankfully never utilized the 911 button for help, traveling in my RV I am often driving or camping in areas with no cell service. I frequently rely on my SPOT unit to notify my family, friends and colleagues that I am OK. They are able to receive my approximate latitude and longitude with the help of Google Maps™ and see my progress with SPOT initiated emails or text messages. With the new addition of national roadside services soon available, this is a must-have for all RVers and every explorer regardless of your mode of transportation.
I am very excited SPOT will be teaming up with Camping World at The Rally to launch a program that puts this life saving technology in the hands of anyone wanting it. I can’t think of a better gift to give a family member, friend or associate than piece of mind. Whether you backpack, bike, drive or boat this is an absolute MUST-HAVE. Of all the gear I ever purchased, my SPOT unit is on the top of my list.
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