If you savvy yourself an outdoors person and need a way to communicate with family and friends, drop by Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria and ask about the Globalstar Spot X satellite messenger. If you’re a skier, snowmobiler, off-road adventurer or just happen to work in a location where there isn’t cellular service, this is the perfect communication solution. Let’s look at some of the key features of Spot X.
What Is the Globalstar Spot X?
Spot X is like a classic Blackberry but without cellular voice service. The system combines a two-way satellite communication radio that allows you to connect with fellow Globalstar users via an e-mail address or an SMS message to a cellular phone. The device has a dedicated phone number so you can receive incoming messages from anyone.
Because the Spot X sends and receives messages directly from the Globalstar satellite network, you can be anywhere in North America and still communicate reliably.
The internal lithium polymer battery can last for as long as 10 days on a single charge, with location-tracking set to 10-minute intervals.
Stay Safe with S.O.S. Features
A dedicated S.O.S. button is located to the left of the directional panel behind a cover. Of course, you don’t want to call for help unless it’s a life-threatening emergency.
In the event you need to be rescued, the S.O.S. feature will transmit your exact location to the Search and Rescue 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can message back and forth to explain your emergency and can even track the position of the rescue team coming to help.
Automatic Status Updates
If you want to track your route or share your position, the Spot X can be configured to mark your location in intervals of 2½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Family, friends and other adventurers can follow your progress on Spot X’s map interface. The communication system also interfaces with your social media account to make sharing upgrades and your location easy.
Connectivity and Navigation Features
Spot X includes a Bluetooth radio that will communicate with a dedicated app on your smartphone to make sending and receiving messages easy. The app gives you instant access to all your contacts, so you don’t have to remember phone numbers or e-mail addresses.
The system includes a compass and allows you to enter navigation waypoints by longitude and latitude to help you get to your destination.
Ralph’s Radio: British Columbia’s Communication Experts
If you’re looking for a reliable and easy-to-use communication solution for your next adventure or for staying in touch with employees working in remote areas, contact the team at Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria. We’ll help you chose a satellite communication solution like the Globalstar Spot X and suggest a service plan that suits your needs.