Satellite safety gear for your outdoor adventures

by OOD in partnership with Globalstar | May 29, 2020
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Pictured SPOT X satellite messenger. Globalstar’s satellite devices include SPOT X and Sat-Fi2 RAS.

Personal GPS satellite messengers (such as the SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger) are at the top of almost every safety check list for essential outdoor gear. Affordable, portable, and ruggedized, SPOT X is a backpack or boating gear must-have for outdoor enthusiasts. This satellite safety gear ensures a reliable way to communicate, even when off the cellular grid.

Communication critical

An unplanned shortage of essential supplies, sudden change in weather, becoming lost, or even a minor accident, can all quickly escalate into a life-threatening situation if you don’t have the means to communicate.

Cell phones are a go-to device for day-to-day communications. However, fishing, hunting, or camping trips often extend to areas where one may not be able to get cellular reception. A satellite messenger like SPOT ensures reception where you go.

SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger

SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger
SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger

A proven satellite device like SPOT X provides peace of mind knowing that you have a reliable way to connect or be connected. You can share and map your location coordinates with family and friends, who can also follow your adventures online, and contact emergency responders at the push of a button, if needed.

SPOT X connects to any smart phone via Bluetooth wireless technology, accessing your contacts and providing a reliable and easy way to communicate. The integrated, backlit keyboard enables quick message-sending. With onboard satellite-based emergency notification technology, you’ll have direct contact to search and rescue services in the case of a life-threatening situation.

SPOT rescues

SPOT technology has been used to initiate more than 7,000 rescues around the globe; approximately thirty percent have taken place in Canada. SPOT X has its own dedicated mobile number, so others can message you directly at any time. Its rechargeable lithium battery averages 10 days of usage when tracking in 10-minute intervals.

Integrated with SPOT X is a new SPOT Mapping service – an enhanced cloud-based interface that empowers users to share and track their progress and map interesting locations, such as a great fishing spot, for future reference. 

Sat-Fi2 Remote Antenna Station (RAS)

SatFi 2 RAS
Sat-Fi2 Remote Antenna Station (RAS)

Outdoor adventurers who are on the move will find the new Sat-Fi2 Remote Antenna Station (RAS) from Globalstar a great way to stay connected. The satellite Wi-Fi hotspot allows multiple users to connect via their smart phone or tablet. The RAS also provides email and SMS text message functionality, voice calls, access to the web for weather forecasts, and an integrated S.O.S. button for emergency notification.

Whether inside a remote fishing cabin, boat, or travelling in a vehicle, the Sat-Fi2 RAS ensures you and your group can remain safely connected via the Globalstar next generation satellite network. Complete a few work emails, send a goodnight SMS to the family, and call to confirm your meeting location with your guide all through the easy-to-use Android or IOS app.

For your next outdoor adventure, SPOT X and Sat-Fi2 RAS are an important part of your essential gear to help keep you safe and connected wherever you roam.

For more information and a dealer locator for Sat-Fi2 RAS, visit globalstar.ca, for SPOT X, visit FindMeSPOT.ca.

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