I recently came across these little gadgets and I think it’s an amazing idea and highly recommend to take on your solo trip, or even if you are traveling with someone else, it will give you some peace of mind when you are in unknown countries.
Spot Me. A GPS, alert and messenger or even phone device that will keep you safe. Merry christmas Mom!
There are three types of Spot Me devices:
1. Spot Trace
The SPOT Trace offers advanced theft-alert tracking for anything. Instantly receive a text or email when your most valuable assets move, or follow them on Google Maps anytime on your phone or computer. Custom tracking options allow you to select the rate at which updates are sent – every 2½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.
-Receive a text message when movement is detected.
-Satellite tracking technology
-Monitor in real time via Google Maps
-Compact in size: 2″x2.6″
Cost: $99.99 yearly or $9.99 monthly
2. Spot Gen3
SPOT Gen3’s customized tracking features takes your SPOT experience to the next level. Only with SPOT Gen3, is tracking motion-activated regardless of the level of tracking you choose (Basic, Unlimited or Extreme). A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do. (This is a great new battery-saving feature! And, you don’t have to remember to re-set your tracking after 24 hours.)
-SOS Button. With the push of a button, GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center provides your GPS coordinates and information to local response teams – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.
-Check in: Let family and friends know you’re ok when you’re out of cell phone range. Send a pre-programmed text message with GPS coordinates or an email with a link to Google Maps™ to your contacts with your location. With a push of a button, a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts.
-Help/SPOT Assist: Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations. Or, use SPOT Assist for professional services on land or water.
-Send custom messages. Stay in touch while off the grid by sending your custom message. Set up a message before leaving to send to contacts with your GPS location.
-Tracking: Allow friends and family to follow your progress online in near real-time and save waypoints so you can review your entire route at a later date.
Cost. $149.99 Yearly or $14.99 monthly
3.SPOT Global phone
In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency, simply dial 9-1-1. The call is routed directly to GEOS International Emergency Response Center. GEOS notifies the appropriate emergency responders to your situation. Responders may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, your country’s embassy or consulate, other emergency response centers, or search and rescue teams.
-SOS response call
-Use your phone as a date provider and connect to your computer to access emails
Cost $499.95 plus chosen airtime plan