SPOT Teams up with Backpacker’s 10th Annual Get Out More Tour
Educating and inspiring thousands nationwide to get outside and enjoy the outdoors
MILPITAS, CA - (April 6, 2010) – Spring is in full swing and it’s time to gear-up for the summer months ahead. Spot LLC, a leader in personal satellite messaging and emergency communications is sponsoring Backpacker Magazine’s 10th annual Get Out More Tour, a national, interactive mobile media and education road tour designed to inspire and encourage participation in outdoor activities.
Backpacker’s Get Out More Road Team, starring Sheri and Randy Propster, will visit specialty outdoor retailers and festivals in 48 states and 75 cities to promote the active outdoor lifestyle and teach practical outdoor skills starting this week.
At each retail stop, the Get Out More Team will host 60-minute seminars on trip planning, safety in the outdoors, apparel, and choosing the right gear, like the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™.
“Sheri and I are all about safety in the outdoors,” said Randy Propster, tour leader and outdoor expert. “This is a great opportunity for us to teach others about the equipment we use and trust. Whether we are on the road or on the trail, SPOT’s satellite messaging features are comforting, knowing we can get help in a real emergency or just stay in touch with our families. Be sure to track the Get Out More Tour online with real-time location updates sent from our SPOT device.”
The hand-held SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ transmits GPS location coordinates and status messages over a global satellite network to a list of personal contacts or an emergency response center. Weighing only 5.2 ounces, the SPOT Messenger is ideal for anyone who spends time in the outdoors including hikers, campers, kayakers, trail-runners, climbers and cyclists especially in remote areas outside of cellular service.
“We are excited to be on board with Randy and Sheri for the second consecutive year supporting their basic initiative – motivating others to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle while being prepared outdoors,” said Katie Schoeben, Global Marketing Director, Spot LLC. “The Get Out More Tour offers people of all ages an interactive way to learn about products like the SPOT Messenger in a fun and informative environment from experienced industry experts.”
The SPOT Messenger is water-proof to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes and ruggedly designed to withstand nature’s harsh environments. Equipped with five versatile message functions including Check-in/OK, Custom Message, Track-Progress, Help and SOS/911, the SPOT Messenger provides peace-of-mind everyday and emergency assistance when needed.
Spot LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSAT), provides lifesaving communications technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. The SPOT product family uses both the GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and the SPOT network to transmit that information to friends, family or an emergency service call center. Thanks to this affordable, cutting-edge personal safety device, the company offers people peace of mind by allowing customers to notify friends and family of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage. For more information on how Spot LLC is helping users live to tell about it - from disaster preparedness to outdoor adventure purposes - visit www.findmespot.com.
SPOT LLC Media Contacts:
Spot LLC (408) 933-4112
Get Out More Tour Media Contact:
Patricia B. Smith
OnTarget Public Relations, LLC