SPOT Connect is a small module that connects to bluetooth enabled smartphones and provides a satellite link. The device transmits GPS coordinates to your smartphone as well as allowing text message communication and updates to Twitter and Facebook.Â The main claim to fame relates to emergency services, and an SOS message can be sent for the device. User’s who travel out of cell phone and data coverage areas will appreciate SPOT Connect’s ability to communicate regardless of coverage availability.
The SPOT Connect module will be released by the end of January pending final FCC approval.
3â€ x 2.6â€ x 1.2â€
(7.6 cm x 6.6 cm x 3.2 cm)
4.9 oz (w/ batteries)
GPS Lat. Lon. datum format:
â€¢ Operating temperatures: -13Ã‚Â°F to +140Ã‚Â°F
(-25Ã‚Â°C to +60Ã‚Â°C)
â€¢ Altitude: -328 ft to 21,325 ft
(-100 m to +6500 m)
â€¢ IPX7 Waterproof: Up to a depth of 1 meter
for up to 30 minutes
â€¢Bluetooth range ~30 feet
FCC, IC, WEEE, SAR, RoHS, CE
â€¢ GPS accuracy: 32.8 ft (10 m) location accuracy
â€¢ Commercial satellites (LEO):
1610-1620 MHz L-band frequency
â€¢ Visibility: 1 to 4 at any one time
â€¢ More satellites for SOS detection than
anyone for faster signal detection.
Type: 2 AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8X (L91)