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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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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.”

GearJunkie.com launches SPOT Channel

gear_junkie_switzerlandGearJunkie.com, a top outdoors-adventure web site, has unveiled a web channel dedicated to SPOT! As a world-traveling adventurer and journalist, Stephen Regenold - a.k.a. The Gear Junkie -- has hiked, climbed, skied, and biked from Patagonia to the Himalayas of Nepal. Now you can follow Regenold and the Gear Junkie team online via interactive SPOT Adventures maps as they continue the adventures this year in the U.S. and beyond. Check out the site: http://gearjunkie.com/spot-adventures.

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Dale, a retired community college administrator and instructor, is an avid hiker, backpacker and cyclist. At the age of 67, he now spends most of his free time hiking through the backcountry of Oregon and California alone and with fellow backpackers.

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