[pct-l] Anybody selling a Spot Device?
nschmald1 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 1 01:08:14 CDT 2009
Bill's right that the reviews on the spot have been mixed. But the
ability to send an I'm ok message is a definite advantage over the PLBs.
I don't know if this is still valid but I saw a coupon on BPL for a free
spot with a one year subscription:
-$169.99Coupon: GORDON23 :
Bill Burge wrote:
> You should realize that the Spot device is not a reliable as a true PLB.
> These guys make the current state of the art personal locator beacon.
> It is a single purpose device - call for help. There is no
> subscription as there is no "company" that provides the service. It
> is to signal search and rescue services. It is about the same price
> as the Spot with one year of service.
> A new player (no real track record yet) is http://www.fastfindplb.com
> They are smaller and a little cheaper than the ACR's.
> Don't get me wrong, I own a Spot. I may even carry it on the trail,
> when that time comes. It does cool things like it can send a "Hey
> everybody, this is where we're at and we OK". And it can do a shared
> website where everyone that can access that site can follow your
> progress. BUT, as an "OMG, we might be about to die!" it's second best.
> On Mar 31, 2009, at 6:18 PM, Katalina Jimenez wrote:
>> Apparently my parents are worried about me going out in the
>> wilderness by myself. (They hid their worries so well, until tonight
>> when my dad says, "I'm going to try to get you one of those gps
>> things that they put in cars so I can know where you all the time
>> out there." Yes, my dad was trying to LoJack me). I told my dad that
>> I would get the Spot Satallite tracking device. I just didn't
>> realize they go for $169 retail plus the service.
>> Just thought I'd ask if anyone out there is willing to sell or rent
>> their Spot device for the 2009 PCT season. I'm starting my Thru-hike
>> on kickoff weekend. Thanks so much.
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