Originally Posted by Poly
Spot uses satellite phone signal. So not susceptible to local phone coverage (not sure how it likes foliage) - something tells me spr is a reseller might be worth a chat. It has a subscription cost but the non emergency feature. Something like endomondo running on her phone would give a cheaper solution and show last known position even if no signal. Did proper plb's get approval for on shore use in the end?
yes - jan 2012 can use PLB on land in UK
Spots 2 - I have sold around 150 of these devices in last few years.
great for what you want it to do. Mark Beaumont used one for cycling Americas and his event this year - I supplied it!
The SPOT2 has good GPS and uses sat phone network.
I have supplied large country estates and they come back for more!
Spot2 - 4 messages
1) SOS - life threatening
2) Help - I lost horse/ran out petrol but I am ok
3/4 I am ok - or your ok going to be late
The non SOS messages are updated via Website, that can have different contacts for different messages - might want to sent help to dad only but ok to mum and dad ! or vice versa.
there is a notes for device : Like I am hose riding, have type 1 diabetes , heart condition etc.
All the SOS messages get handled by private call centre GEOS who contact the authorities and you and event manage it - great if abroad they will only stop one person is recovered and rescue is over,
Hope this helps