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As seen on USAToday.com on June 10, 2010:


GPS Tools can keep you safe on summer outings


By Kim Komando of CyberSpeak

Kim Komando, a respected tech blogger, included SPOT in her editorial about different GPS devices that can help keep you safe this summer during your next adventure. Check it out at here.

Offroad Passport

Here’s a cool organization, Offroad Passport, that integrated SPOT units in their off-road website by using SPOTadventures.com accounts that allow everyone in their club to follow their adventures. Anyone can set up a SPOT Adventures Account. Get creative with how you use SPOT Adventures. See how Offroad Passport did it here!

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SPOT helps track the AOPA Road to Runway Rally

54121-www.aopaCheck out the AOPA's Road to Runway Rally Sweepstakes recap via a SPOT Adventures trip widget here: http://www.aopa.org/sweeps/rallyspotmap.html. This exciting rally featured two duos piloting a Smart Car and a Remos GX aircraft on the way to the Sun and Fun Airshow in Lakeland, Florida.

Wired Magazine - SPOT Passes Extreme Test

wired_logoAs seen in the March 2010 issue of Wired Magazine.

By Joe Brown

How do you truly test a device that beams your coordinates into space and dispatches a rescue squad to your exact location? You get lost. Read More >

New Enhanced SPOT Messenger Summons First Emergency Rescue

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A customer using his new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger summons a rescue for an injured rider who just crashed her motorcycle. Learn more >

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SPOT Messenger Rescues Cyclist

Rescue Profile: Bill and Andreas
Case #: 12629


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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.

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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