You’ve heard the stories before and thought, “oh they were so close to being rescued before they all froze to death! If only they were carrying the SPOT GPS Satellite Messenger.” Your mother is right, you just never know what will happen out there and you should always be ready for the worst case scenario. Unlike cell phones, this GPS personal locator device works around the world where you have a mostly unobstructed view of the sky to let it communicate with satellites. An affordable alternative to PLBs, satellite phones and cell-based GPS trackers, when you hit the SOS button SPOT notifies the rescue services nearest you so they can respond quickly in life threatening situations. Not just for emergencies, the Track Progress function on the SPOT Messenger will send your coordinates in near real time to your SPOT Shared Page where your trail of breadcrumbs is marked on Google Maps so friends and fans can keep track of your progress on an expedition. The SPOT GPS Messenger will be your new favorite check-in device while backpacking the PCT, cycling around the world, rowing your boat across the Atlantic, skiing to the North Pole or on any trip where staying in touch with your home base is all part of the fun.