As seen in the economist.com on May 15, 2009:
Satellite phones go where mobiles fear to tread - Imagine the possibilities when such a hand-held gizmo (SPOT) can beam video as well as voice, GPS location and instant messaging.
Check out this article from the authority in scholarly business news, the Economist, on SPOT, the critical need for satellite communications away from cell coverage and the future of the industry. Click here to read.
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.