SPOT Additional Service: Tracking
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SPOT Tracking provides an easy way to share your outdoor adventures and provides peace of mind if things go wrong. Share your GPS coordinates with friends, family, and other adventurers!
"SPOT Tracking was especially useful when I was completing my bike ride across the United States. Through my SPOT Shared Page, fans could track my progress and meet up with me for parts of my journey. It was also a great comfort to my wife and family because they could see where I was and know I was safe."
- Chris Nicholas, Endurance Athlete and Founder of Pace Per Mile


Whether you're hiking, boating, driving or flying, SPOT Tracking provides a GPS trail of your route. Make your outdoor experience public to share with everyone or private to share with friends & family only.

Basic Tracking
Set it and forget it. Pre-set your SPOT device* to send tracks at the speed of your adventures. Change your tracks to send every 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. SPOT X, SPOT Gen3, and SPOT Trace will send tracks at your chosen rate for as long as your device is turned on and moving (no need to re-set after 24 hours). Tracking doesn't stop until you do.

*Basic Tracking is included in Basic Service Plans for SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, SPOT Connect, SPOT Gen3, SPOT Trace and SPOT X.


The customized tracking feature takes your SPOT experience to the next level. Only with SPOT X, SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Trace, is tracking motion-activated regardless of the level of tracking you choose. A vibration sensor tells your device to send tracking updates when you are moving and to stop when you stop. This is a great battery saving feature!

EXTREME Tracking
SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Trace can be upgraded to Extreme Tracking which includes the option to choose your tracking rate of 2½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. SPOT X can be upgraded to the Unlimited Service Plan which includes the option to choose your tracking rate of 2½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes.
*SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Trace Basic Tracking starts at 5 minutes and SPOT X Basic Service Plan starts at 10 minutes

$99.99 per year for SPOT Gen3 Enhanced Tracking 
$49.99 per year for SPOT Trace Enhanced Tracking


Create a Shared Page
Sharing your location is easy with SPOT Shared Pages. SPOT Shared Pages is a web-based application that enables you to broadcast selected SPOT messages, including Tracking waypoints, in near real-time to anyone you choose via a personal and protected web link. Simply log into your SPOT account at, click on the Shared Page tab and follow the instructions. It's easy; start sharing your adventures today!

Sharing with SPOT Adventures
SPOT Adventures, a social-sharing platform designed just for SPOT users, allows you to save your tracked adventures in an organized archive. You will have your own personal profile in SPOT Adventures where you can create adventures including photos and stories. What's more, SPOT Adventures allows you to upload photos, videos, geo-tag them to your SPOT waypoints and write a blog describing your experience. Make your adventure public or private, it's up to you!

Save Your Tracks
Tracking not only allows personal contacts to follow you on your adventures in near real-time, but also provides the ability to create your own personal adventure log. Simply use Tracking during your activities or travels and reference your route later on your own personal Google Maps™ page inside your SPOT account. Each recorded SPOT waypoint includes the date, time-stamp and GPS coordinates in addition to showing your location on the map.

Keep in mind: SPOT archives your data for only 30 days; we encourage you to save your tracks with SPOT Adventures where you can create an adventure and save it forever, or download your data to your desktop for use outside of your SPOT account.