SPOT INTRODUCES THE NEW SPOT X 2-WAY SATELLITE MESSENGER
SPOT X combines proven S.O.S. emergency notification technology with new text messaging functionality for safety and peace of mind regardless of cellular
SPOT LLC introduced SPOT X™, a 2-way satellite messaging device. SPOT X offers 2-way message capabilities with an onboard backlit keyboard, GPS location tracking, social media linking and direct communication with emergency services in one portable, lightweight device.
“SPOT X is an exciting evolution in our family of satellite communication devices,” said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO at Globalstar. “Our team has worked tirelessly to develop an all-in-one product that is rugged and easy to use. We’re incredibly proud that over the past decade SPOT has been responsible for initiating thousands of rescues worldwide. SPOT X will make connectivity in remote regions easier and more effective than ever before.”
SPOT X is the latest addition to the award-winning SPOT family of products, providing affordable, off-the-grid messaging and tracking for hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts. Through a direct connection to the GEOS International Emergency Coordination Center, SPOT has triggered nearly 6,000 rescues around the globe within the last ten years. With SPOT X, users can better communicate during their adventures with 2-way satellite messaging to keep in touch with family and friends, or if necessary, emergency personnel. Lone workers can check-in and provide detailed status of their situation when working in the wilderness or at remote jobsites. SPOT X provides users with a unique, personal mobile number that allows either party to initiate conversations at any time.
“SPOT X is going to be a game-changer for both occasional hikers and long distance hikers like myself,” said Dale Sanders, the oldest man to hike the Appalachian Trail in a year and solo paddle the Mississippi River. “It is vital to stay in touch with people that worry about me when I am out doing things that aren’t the safest for a man my age. The ability to send a text message regardless of cell coverage with an easy-to-use device like SPOT X will be so comforting for my family and friends when I am on my next adventure.”