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New SPOT Adventures updates!

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In addition to all the great features on SPOT Adventures, we’ve updated the website and added a few things.

 

You can now create or join user groups. Create groups like “California Hikers,” “Mountain Biking Moms,” or “East Coast Boaters!” You can also start topic discussions within groups.

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Tips on the New Feature-Rich PN-60w with SPOT Communicator

delorme_lifestyle_01_200There's been a lot of great feedback on the new DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Communicator. This week, I'd like to share some of the coolest features you might not know about.

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SPOT and Gear Junkie Treasure Hunt!

spot-sidebar-promoWe teamed up with Gear Junkie this holiday season with a “SPOT the Holiday” treasure hunt! We’re kicking off a holiday and gear extravaganza that includes gift guides, contests, and a seven-week-long campaign of giveaways and online treasure hunts where you can “SPOT the Holiday” gifts to win! Each week Gear Junkie will post a question and winners will be chosen at random.

The treasure hunt is underway and it’s not too late to join in!
Click here for all the “SPOT the Holiday” details.
Follow SPOT_Messenger and TheGearJunkie on Twitter for all the latest updates.

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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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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