SPOT Launches New Gen4 Satellite Messenger
Customized tracking, improved mapping and
increased durability among other new features
SPOT LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE
American: GSAT) and leader in satellite messaging and emergency
notification technologies, today announced SPOT Gen4™, the next
generation of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. SPOT Gen4 offers
more tracking features in a new enhanced mapping interface,
improved product specifications for water resistance and a new
carabiner with strap to complete the modern industrial design. The
SPOT Gen4 is part of an award-winning product portfolio that
provides an affordable and vital line of communication with
friends, family, colleagues and the GEOS International Emergency
Response Coordination Center (IERCC) using GPS location and
satellite connectivity powered by Globalstar.
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“The new SPOT Gen4 was designed for outdoor recreation,
adventure enthusiasts or field personnel who travel beyond reliable
cell coverage or go off-the-grid for work or pleasure. Its sleek
yet rugged appeal is the perfect complement to our SPOT product
line,” said Dave Kagan, CEO of Globalstar, Inc. “The Gen4 offers
enhanced tracking options and functionality through a robust SPOT
mapping interface that truly adds value and peace of mind for users
all over the world.”
SPOT Gen4 features include the following:
- Enhanced Design – The new Gen4 has a sleek new look with
improved grip and design features that snap in place to securely
cover the Help and S.O.S. buttons. It’s rugged, portable and
includes a new multi-use carabiner and strap.
- Upgraded IP68 Rating – Offers increased water
resistance, up to 30 minutes at two meters in water.
- Motion Activated Tracking – SPOT Gen4 sends tracks at a
chosen rate for as long as the device is turned on and moving,
conserving battery life. Alerts can be set to auto send
notifications to others when movement is detected or upon entry and
exit of specific geographic areas in SPOT Mapping.
- Battery Life – The new Gen4 offers the longest battery
life in the product category far surpassing performance of
alternative battery powered GPS messengers.
- SPOT Mapping – Live and historical map views to view or
share your SPOT locations for a minimum of three years. Optional
upgrades available to meet user-defined mapping needs.
- Map Layers – Select from several options to view your
map in light or dark mode, satellite, open street map or
- Alerts – User set and system generated for emergency or
custom messages, new movement, no movement, check in and help.
- Shared View Improvement – Unlimited shared views with
easy interface to share a location.
- Customized Position Icons – Ability to distinguish
location points by SPOT product or user that adds a variety of in
field and remote management of resources.
- Geofencing – Allows users to create virtual geographic
boundaries and set custom alerts.
Around the globe over 7,000 rescues have been attributed to SPOT
satellite technology. Like its predecessors, Gen4 offers safety
assurance with a push button S.O.S. notification, connecting users
via GPS location to the GEOS IERCC that dispatches local search and
SPOT provides ubiquitous satellite coverage, including Canada,
United States, Mexico, Europe, Australia, Northern and Southern
Africa, South America and North-Eastern Asia as well as hundreds of
thousands of miles offshore. See our coverage map for additional
global coverage details.
Pricing and Product Availability Information:
SPOT Gen4 is available online at FindMeSpot.com and at retailers
nationwide. The device retails for $149.99 USD with both
month-to-month Flex plans and annual service plans beginning at
$11.95 per month.
For more information on SPOT Gen4, including a complete list of
retailers carrying SPOT products, visit FindMeSpot.com. Special
commercial pricing and services are also offered through SPOT
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable
satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational and
business use. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite
network and the Globalstar satellite network to transmit and
receive text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has
provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact
with family, friends and co-workers, completely independent of
cellular coverage and has helped initiate over 7,000 rescues
worldwide. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com.
Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are
the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner
with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of
Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Denise Davila Corporate Communications Manager, Globalstar
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