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Spot 2 Personal Tracker

The SPOT 2 Personal Tracker is a GPS Satellite location device that can be used to notify friends and family of your location and progress via a SMS message or Google Maps. In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency, you can notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance.

We were recommended the Spot 2 by our good friend Ela who used one on her solo trip through south America. Hopefully the Spot will only be used to update the site’s “Where are we” map. Having an SOS feature is certainly reassuring – both for us and those back home.

SPOT 2 features include:

  • SOS / 911 – In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency, notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance.
  • Help – In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance.
  • Check-in / OK – Allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a pre-programmed message along with your GPS location.
  • Track Progress – Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps

Satellite coverage is limited, however the areas that we are most concerned about do have coverage.