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SPOT and Gear Junkie Treasure Hunt!

spot-sidebar-promoWe teamed up with Gear Junkie this holiday season with a “SPOT the Holiday” treasure hunt! We’re kicking off a holiday and gear extravaganza that includes gift guides, contests, and a seven-week-long campaign of giveaways and online treasure hunts where you can “SPOT the Holiday” gifts to win! Each week Gear Junkie will post a question and winners will be chosen at random.

The treasure hunt is underway and it’s not too late to join in!
Click here for all the “SPOT the Holiday” details.
Follow SPOT_Messenger and TheGearJunkie on Twitter for all the latest updates.

Time's All-TIME 100 Gadgets

The SPOT Personal Tracker has been picked as one of the 100 greatest and most influential gadgets from 1923, the year Time’s first issue was published, to the present. We’re cooler than Velcro! What do you think? Take a look at the full list here.

See the review from Peter Ha and even give your own ranking of the SPOT Personal Tracker here.

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National Geographic: Gear of the Year 2010

National Geographic has selected the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator as one of its GPS Must-Haves for Fall and Winter. The DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator is one of 35 outdoor gear and tech products chosen. “SPOT’s Satellite Communicator pairs with Delorme’s Earthmate PN-60w GPS to create nothing less than a communication revolution: Smart as they are, personal locator beacons such as SPOT are the equivalent of a signal fire.” Other products on the list range from watches, snowboards that turn into a pair of skis to women’s boots made of natural and recycled rubber. Check it out! Learn more at natgeo.com.

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Popular Mechanics: 2010 Breakthrough Award

pop-mech-awardsThe DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator was chosen as one of The Top 10 Breakthrough Products of 2010 by Popular Mechanics. We are honored to have been recognized by such a prestigious publication and award. Popular Mechanics editors described the PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator as “a valuable tool on any trip that extends well outside of cell phone range. It not only provides detailed topographical maps and GPS guidance in the backcountry, it also lets explorers send SOS messages with embedded coordinates via satellite if they're in trouble — or Facebook updates if they're not.”

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Learn more at the Popular Mechanics site

SPOT & DeLorme Receive "Best In Show" Award At Outdoor Retailer

OR_Awards_2010The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show is an exhibition of the best outdoors equipment in the world. New in 2010, GearJunkie.com launched an inaugural “Best in Show” award for the Summer Market trade show, held in early August. From featherweight tents to portable power generators, these items exemplify innovation and new thinking in the world outdoors. SPOT received the award for the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator.

“After four days in Salt Lake City at the show — and some early product tests — we’ve picked a list of to-be-released innovative products you’ll see on the market,” said Stephen Regenold, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GearJunkie.com. “The PN-60w with SPOT combo provides first-of-its-kind GPS and satellite messaging features indeed worthy of recognition.”

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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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