If you need to stay in touch with family, friends or colleagues on your next adventure, consider the Globalstar Spot Gen4 from Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria. Although cellphone coverage is excellent in populated areas of British Columbia, the majority of the province is still in the dark ages. If you’re hiking, snowmobiling, off-roading or working remotely, being able to communicate is key to your safety. Let’s look at how the Spot Gen4 can help.
What Is the Globalstar Spot Gen4?
This satellite-based GPS messenger measures less than 9 by 7 centimeters and weighs less than 150 grams. The unit communicates with the Globalstar network of satellites to share your location or pre-programmed custom messages or send a request for help from anywhere in North America.
You’ll communicate using the five buttons on the front of the vibration- and water-resistant Gen4. The Help/SOV (Save Our Vehicle) button sends a message and your location coordinates to a preselected contact to let them know that you have a flat tire or have run out of fuel. This is a call for help, but not a life-threatening emergency.
Pressing the SOS button transmits your location coordinates to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center. They will establish a rescue effort with local response teams to get you to safety and provide medical care.
Activating the Track feature sends a breadcrumb trail of your movement to the Spot Mapping system. You or your friends and co-workers can see your progress and location in intervals of 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. The data remains viewable for three years.
The Check-In and Custom Message buttons send a personalized message to a person or group of people. If you’re on vacation, it could be a simple “Hello, I’m still having fun,” or if you are working, the Check-in could save a location that you want to mark for further study.
Easy-to-Use Reliable Satellite Messenger
The Spot Gen4 is powered by four AA batteries. Globalstar recommends high-performance batteries such as Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8X or high-capacity nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable cells. You should be able to get about 1,250 check-in and custom messages from a single set of batteries. A built-in accelerometer pauses the tracking feature when you’re stationary for more than five minutes. A message is sent when the pause begins, then tracking resumes at normal intervals once you start moving again.
Visit the Satellite Communication Experts at Ralph’s Radio Today
If you’re headed off the grid, drop by Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria and ask about the Globalstar Spot Gen4 or any of our two-way satellite communication solutions. We would be glad to help you choose the right product and a service plan that will meet your needs. For more information or to schedule a consultation, give is call or send our team an e-mail.