"Having decided to embark on a solo mission to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle, I researched the market for a GPS tracker that would meet my requirements. SPOT has exceeded my expectations. The tracking service has enabled my family, friends, and social network followers to become part of my journey.
It has allowed people to follow me through the winding route of the River Danube, the Black Sea coastline of Turkey, the desert and mountains of Iran, the high altitude plateau of the Pamirs, the Silk road route through the central 'stans and western China and now through the jungle and hills of South East Asia. SPOT has performed in temperatures ranging from -30'C to +42'C and through monsoons, sand storms and blizzards. As a female cycling alone, the check-in service has reassured my family and friends that each night I have found somewhere safe to wild camp or a family to stay with. The custom message feature has informed them each morning that I have had a peaceful rest and am on my way again. For 15,000km to date, SPOT has never let me down and I would highly recommend this lightweight reliable tracker. The SPOT has, to me, become a reassuring companion to accompany me on my journey."