It 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!
Hey SPOT fans!! Embrace your art skills and show us what SPOT means to you by submitting an original T-Shirt design that you create. Whether you hike, bike, fly, climb, ride, paddle, soar, swim, work or whatever makes SPOT fun for you, show it off!
Once 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.
Check 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.
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 peaked 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.