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DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator

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SPOT Communicator

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Specs (Subject to change)
  3" (7.6 cm)
  2.6" (6.6 cm)
  1.25" (3.2 cm)
  3.7 oz (104.9 g)
Operating Temp:
  -22F to +140F
(-30C to 60C)
Operating Altitude:
  -328ft to +21,325 ft
(-100m to +6,500m)
Humidity and Salt Fog Rated
  1 meter (3.3 ft)
2 times on all 6 axes
Vibration Rated:
Method 514.5
(0,04g2/Hz, 20-200Hz)
2.4 GHz radio proximity:
4 Meters (13.1ft)
minimum range

  EnergizerTM Lithium
Ultimate 8X
Battery Life:* SOS:
  7 days
Track Progress:
  10 days
Free Form Text:
  365 messages
(5 packets w/ 3 attempts)
  ~4 months
*Battery Life estimates assume that
Communicator operates in
independent mode and in 100% clear
line of sight environments.

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SOS: Send a pre-defined message or create a new Type & Send message. Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.
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Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to the GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled or until the batteries are depleted. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your GPS location and personal information – which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country’s embassy or consulate, or other emergency search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal.

Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a distress signal – without exact location – to GEOS, which will still notify your contacts of the signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.



Help: Send a pre-defined message or create a new Type & Send message. In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance. (SPOT Assist services are not currently available on the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator).
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Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.

Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a HELP message – without exact location – to your personal contacts.


Check-in/OK: Send a pre-defined message or create a new Type & Send message, which is delivered with your GPS location. With a push of a button, a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 contact groups and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Choosing your message and/or your contact group is selectable on the fly from the PN-60w Handheld. Additionally, your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page or SPOT Adventures account.
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Once you have activated your SPOT Communicator and set up your account, you can change your contacts and customize your message at any time. When you push the Check-in/OK button, you send one pre-programmed message to your contacts. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.


Track Progress: Start/stop tracking at any time using your SPOT device (Additional service required). You can also mark a Reference Point or send Check-in/OK messages from specific locations while in Track Progress mode.
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Once activated, SPOT acquires and sends your GPS coordinates to your SPOT account and, if you choose, Shared Pages and SPOT Adventures Live Maps, automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled. Track Progress must be reengaged to continue beyond a 24 hour tracking session. Creating a SPOT Shared Page allows you to share your GPS route with your friends and family easily in near real time on the web through a personal link. You can make your Shared Page private or public. Your choice! Just share that URL with your friends and family and they can easily track your adventures. You can also link your SPOT Messenger to SPOT Adventures, a social portal, where you can set up a profile and blog with others sharing their SPOT Adventures. On SPOT Adventures, your Shared Pages can stream in a Live Map widget that you can use on your own personal or event sites.


Type & Send: Use the PN-60w with SPOT Communicator to send custom text messages via satellites to your contacts. With the PN-60w's handheld internal keyboard you are able to create up to 41 character SOS, Help and Check-in/OK messages. If you encounter problems, you can send SOS messages describing your situation, with your GPS position included. Also, send your Check-in/OK messages to social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Share your adventures in near real time with others as you hike in the mountains, take to the seas or just venture off the beaten path.
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Important Note:
Type & Send Messaging is available in two different ways. For an economic option, you may purchase a bundle of either 500 or 100 messages. If you are not sure of your usage, you can just be charged for every individual message that you send. If choosing a bundle, you will also have the option to have the bundle auto renew. This bundle will only auto renew when your account runs out of messages. There is a 10 message buffer so you never run out of messages. These bundles are an annual plan. If you chose auto renewal, and run out of message before your renewal date, your bundle will auto renew when you get down to those 10 messages. If you don't use all your message before your renewal date, you end up losing those messages as they don't roll over in an annual plan.

You can have more than one Type & Send bundle per device, but only one of them will auto renew. This you will see selectable in your account. Currently, we are giving 5 Type & Send messages FREE when you activate a Basic Service plan. Then, select a Type & Send Message option best for you.

Type & Send Message Cost Structure - When you send a Type & Send Message, you are sending one message to a Contact Group. Whether you have one person or 50 people in that contact group, you are only charged for one message. SPOT provides the delivery of the message to each contact in the group for one message fee.

Even send Check-in/OK messages to popular social networking sites with a link to your GPS location!


DeLorme Technical Support: Visit to access the DeLorme Technical Support Knowledge Base, get answers to frequently asked questions, and for additional support information. If you cannot find an answer to your problem on the site, please call 207-846-8900 to speak to a Technical Support representative. Please note that DeLorme Technical Support does not provide product training.

DeLorme Customer Service: For general questions about returns, your order status, or problems with shipments, phone 800-511-2459 (Monday through Friday) or send an email to To place additional orders, phone 800-561-5105.

The DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator will be sold by DeLorme Authorized Retailers.

Currently, satellite service on the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator can only be activated in the United States or Canada. You must activate your SPOT service with a credit card having a United States or Canadian billing address.