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The Everyday Stories Behind our Customers

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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.

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“Out in the Wilderness” with SPOT

 

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.

 

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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…

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Attention boat owners! Enjoy peace-of-mind knowing that you are connected to BoatU.S.

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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.

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Want to win your very own FREE SPOT Connect and up to $15,000 worth of awesome outdoor gear?!

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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.

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This is Why We Work at SPOT

apr-11spotIt is hard to encapsulate the human side of the SPOT product line in a short pithy newsletter article. But we are going to try.

 

It is the combination of all the stories, all the “reasons why” people use this product that make the people who work for SPOT proud.  We at SPOT often say…there is a hand at the end of a SPOT and a life behind that hand.  Life is short.  Don’t waste it.  We get it.  We are so proud of our customers for all the reasons you live your life to the fullest and take SPOT along for the ride.  We actually don’t want to tell you why we do it, we are just going to let some of our customers do it for us.


Jeff Burke wrote us and told his story:

“THANK YOU "SPOT" FOR SAVING MY LIFE! On August 8, 2010 myself and a buddy were fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, 34 miles west of St. Petersburg FL when our 27 ft. fishing boat starting taking on water. We knew the boat was going to quickly capsize from taking on water and the waves. Urgently, we tried to call for help on our cell phones and CB radio but were out of range. Thankfully I belong to a boat club which provided the boat with a SPOT Personal Tracking device! I grabbed the SPOT device just seconds before the boat capsized. While standing on top of the capsized boat I sent out a 911 distress alert from the SPOT -- a couple of hours later we thankfully saw a Coast Guard helicopter flying towards us!

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Coast Guard Rescues Injured Hiker Near Shubrick Peak



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.

Like many hikers, Dale often worried about connectivity during his travels. This is why SPOT piqued his interest when reading one of his favorite magazines. Soon after, Dale visited REI to purchase his first SPOT device. In celebration of Memorial Day, Dale and 7 other hikers ranging from ages 51 to 74 decided to take a five day trip to Mattole Beach Campground near Petrolia, California. This time, he made sure to add his new SPOT Gen 3™ as a "must bring" item.

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