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Get Out More with your SPOT!

mar-11-gompropstersOnce again, we are teaming up with Backpacker's Get Out More Tour! Get Out More is a mobile tour that encourages outdoor activity and offers outdoor enthusiasts, like our SPOT customers, free workshops about the latest outdoor gear. The tour will bring the pages of Backpacker Magazine to life. Audiences can see the latest in outdoor gear and apparel in person and get a chance to win outdoor prizes.

 

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SPOT Adventures – Share Your Adventures with the Group!

feb11-Lighthouse_AdventuresCheck out the Groups functionality on SPOT Adventures and help us get some cool groups started! Create or join user groups and start topic discussions within those groups.


Joining a SPOT Adventures group is simple! Log on to your SPOT Adventures account (if you don’t have one, sign up for a free account today!).


Click on Groups

Find a group to join by typing in keywords in the “Find Groups” search box that best suits your interest. For example, “biking,” “ATV” or “hiking.”

 

No matches? Create your own group! We’ve already seen some interesting ones pop up like “Lighthouse Adventures”, whose goal is to “visit every lighthouse in the world”. Sounds like a fun goal to us!

 

  • Click on Create Now in the Create Group box.

  • Add a name for the group

  • Write a description about what your group is all about

  • Select the desired settings

  • Upload a picture or logo

  • And hit “Create Group”

  • Begin adding your adventures or invite other adventurers to your group!

Re-live your most amazing adventures in the outdoors with your friends, family and fellow SPOT Adventurers! Go to www.SPOTAdventures.com.

And the Winner is...

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It’s not just awards season in Hollywood. Tech magazines and blogs awarded and honored the latest and greatest products unveiled at this year’s CES.

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New SPOT Adventures updates!

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In addition to all the great features on SPOT Adventures, we’ve updated the website and added a few things.

 

You can now create or join user groups. Create groups like “California Hikers,” “Mountain Biking Moms,” or “East Coast Boaters!” You can also start topic discussions within groups.

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Tips on the New Feature-Rich PN-60w with SPOT Communicator

delorme_lifestyle_01_200There's been a lot of great feedback on the new DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Communicator. This week, I'd like to share some of the coolest features you might not know about.

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Bill and his comrade

bill_hunting Bill, current President of Ruby Valley Search and Rescue and a "retired" Army pilot, is an avid hunter and fisherman. Needless to say, Bill spends a lot of time outdoors; he jokingly states he knows most trees on a first name basis.

Several years ago, Bill developed a preparedness plan, which included having a SPOT device. He even developed a messaging system for friends and family on his contact list: (1) Check In message in the morning and evening to family and friends, (2) Check In messages back to back to let them know he got an elk, and (3) Check In messages back to back to let everyone know that he was headed out of the backcountry.

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