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    Grandpa with spunk Randy Bosma's Avatar
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    Question Satellite Tracking Services

    Hello All,

    Thru some posts on cycling blogs and a Google search, I have become aware of the SPOT Satellite Tracker (2 models) and the annual subscription that provides services for your device (tracking, calling emergency services, etc.). http://www.findmespot.com/en/

    My questions: Is this the only game in town? The prices seem reasonable, but are there others in the market providing similar services? Anybody have experience with this?

    Thanx!
    2011 Masi Speciale Randonneur
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    John Wayne Toilet Paper nhluhr's Avatar
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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.

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