So, after Backpacker chronicled three separate incidents involving personal locator beacons (2 of which were successful), I finally decided to drop the cash to buy a Spot Satellite Messenger for myself.
I will say, the setup was very intuitive and painless, and the test messages to cell phones and emails worked out perfectly.
Hopefully, that is all I will ever have to use it for.
I’ll probably test out the GPS data and online interface for sending the “OK” signal on my next trip, though.
Tags: personal satellite beacon, SPOT locator beacon, spot satellite messenger