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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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SPOT T-Shirt Design Contest

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!

 

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Get Out More with your SPOT!

mar-11-gompropstersOnce 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.

 

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SPOT Adventures – Share Your Adventures with the Group!

feb11-Lighthouse_AdventuresCheck 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.

And the Winner is...

jan11-awards

It’s not just awards season in Hollywood. Tech magazines and blogs awarded and honored the latest and greatest products unveiled at this year’s CES.

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SPOT Messenger Rescues Cyclist

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.

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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.

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