Check out the most recent update to the My Account Login Site on www.findmeSPOT.com. It’s feature rich, faster and easier to manage your SPOT devices and messaging. Now, you can even update straight to Facebook and Twitter Accounts!
Here is the big list of upgrades!
Faster loading on low bandwidth network connections.
Optimized, full Web2.0 User Interface. (Works more like the modern sites you love and use everyday.)
Improved Emergency, Assist & Profile data entry displays.
Updated/streamlined activation process gets you outdoors faster!
Updates to SPOT Adventures including Live Map and data input support for new message types. GPX import and data merge feature also planned.
New controls to view more messages per page in your account.
Inline editing of device name.
In addition to the standard GPX/CSV/KML download option there is a new Advanced Download option. Choose days, times, devices, message types and file types.
Features available specifically to the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator
Log GeoCaches to GeoCaching.com.
Send Reference Points (locations other than your current location). Hey dad, look where I’m headed!
Send custom Type & Send Messages (41 characters). Texting where you never have before.
Purchase Type & Send bundles at anytime and get usage information.
New Contact and Contact Group Management.
Send messages directly to Facebook & Twitter (*also supported on SPOT devices for Check-in/OK and Custom Messages.
Custom Type & Send messages relayed to the International Rescue Coordination Center.
Updates to Shared Pages to display Type & Send and new message types such as Reference points.
Contact Groups & Pre-Defined Messages on the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator
New for the DeLorme/SPOT Communicator, these screens allow customers to setup contacts, contact groups and pre-defined messages that can then be exported to the DeLorme device using the export option.
Up to 14 pre-defined messages can be exported to each DeLorme PN-60w. Have a ton of messages on hand and choose at your arsenal—all included in your basic service plan!
Up to 10 contact groups can be exported to each DeLorme PN-60w.
Up to 50 contacts are allowed per contact group.
Contacts may be assigned to more than one contact group but nesting of contact groups (within other groups) is not supported.
Although the number of contact groups & messages that can be exported is limited (to 10 & 14 respectively), each SPOT account can support more than this. Just store what you want and go back to change your active contact groups then export the 10 to your device.
Important instructions if you have a DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator
After changing contact, message and social connectivity settings, you should always export the changes to the PN-60w. This ensures that the device configurations are all in sync with the SPOT account information.
Export device configuration via USB to the DeLorme PN-60w (DeLorme plugin for Windows/Mac required).
Cool fact about Type & Send Message cost structure - When customers send a Type & Send Message, they are sending one message to a Contact Group. Whether they have one person or 50 people in that contact group, they are only charged for one message. SPOT provides the delivery of the message to each contact in the group for one message fee. For more info on Type & Send Message pricing, see here. Currently, service for the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator is only available for North American Customers.