The car is loaded up and your family is eagerly waiting to arrive at the campground. Unfortunately your car breaks down halfway in the middle of nowhere and it’s getting dark. With no cell service, you can’t call for a tow truck. Luckily, you remembered to take SPOT on the trip.
Before you head out on the road, make sure you have SPOT Assist Roadside. It’s the one and only 100% satellite roadside assistance service available on the market. Unlike OnStar or AAA, SPOT Assist sends your request for roadside assistance via satellite independent of cellular service range. Don’t be left on a remote highway with a broken down auto. Just a quick press of a button or a selection on your smartphone powered by SPOT Connect can get you roadside help.
Whether you’re out at sea, riding the open road or hiking the trail, SPOT can assist you in a time of dire need or allow others to track your location. Read some of the latest experiences our loyal SPOT customers have sent us.
SPOT user, Thomas Doss and his daughter planned on going for a ride on their snowmobiles. Equipped with survival gear, they expected the unexpected; a leisurely ride in the snow turned into a critical situation. Thomas wrote us about his experience using SPOT that helped saved his daughter.
We had a blast running our SPOT Facebook T-shirt design contest! Our customers and fans wowed us with their creativity! Out of 25 entries, we chose “Out in the Wilderness” by Paul Lycett.
Congratulations Paul! You won a SPOT Connect with a year of SPOT Basic Service, Track Progress and a 100 Type & Send custom message bundle. Paul will also receive 12 t-shirts with his “Out in the Wilderness” design so that he and his friends and family can represent SPOT!
Thank you to all those who participated!
Check out some of our other favorite designs…
After enjoying a beautiful day out on the water, spending time with family and friends, you start up the engine to head back to shore and realize that your boat has run out of fuel. When you reach for your phone, you realize that you have no cell service and you’re outside of VHF range. Instead, reach for your SPOT.
Sylvan Sport and SPOT are partnering once again for the Find the Go contest. Watch the videos, follow the clues, track the coordinates and find the Go!
Here’s your chance to get your very own FREE SPOT Connect with a year of Basic Service, Track Progress and a 500 Type & Send message bundle.
Rescue Profile: Bill and Andreas
Case #: 12629
Bill Peschka, a Tour Divide Veteran, was cycling in Wyoming as part of an ultra-distance mountain bike race following the Continental Divide from Banff Canada to the Mexican border at Antelope Wells, NM.
One June afternoon, Peschka was cycling in Sweetwater County where he stumbled upon Andreas Fassbender, a German cyclist heading north to Canada. Fassbender had been catapulted off his bike after hitting a patch of deep sand with the front wheel. Fassbender had been lying on the ground waiting for 2 hours as he was unable to connect to local authorities due to lack of cellular coverage. Luckily for Fassbender, Peschka had his SPOT handy.
The SOS was pushed and within 30 minutes, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office had arrived on the scene and was looking for SPOT Owner, Peschka by name. Two ambulances had been dispatched because they were unsure of the road conditions and wanted to get quickly to Fassbender’s aide. They loaded Fassbender into the ambulance and off they went.