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Join Date: Feb 2006
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It's not the only game in town, depending on what you are really looking for in a service. If your intention is for rescue in case of calamity, a Personal Locator Beacon like the McMurdo Fastfind does not require a subscription.
You should be aware that the Spot does not keep a good trail like a handheld GPS does and it is one of the most spotty/inaccurate GPS devices I've ever used. It just checks in with occasional breadcrums so if you're hoping for good data, don't. I don't own a SPOT but a partner brought one on a climbing trip and we used it to 'check in' with family during our trip.