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Old 20 January 2011, 06:34   #1
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More on boat trackers...

This subject has been well covered in the past, but there is a new product out that has one feature which came up from time time as a nice to have.

The Spot Hug may well have been launched at LIBS, so apologies if this old news.

The device is your usual tracker, it sends an email (can go through to SMS I think) when your boat is moved. It also does the extra options like bilge and battery level and can send a status message every day if you like.

The extra bit is that this device has an SOS button, that sends your position to an international coordination centre. Clearly not a replacement for DSC or EPRIBs, but with the flexibility that you can also send OK and HELP messages to friends or family.

Any good chandler will be able to get them in. I have not had my hands on one yet, so don't know more than how the personal Spots work and from reading the blurb.
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From reading that the key fob works on proximity, so no need to remember to disarm/arm the device.

I wonder if I drop the keys over the side will it send for a submarine?
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At 140 aprox it looks not a bad addition to the gizmos for this year especially when it does multifunctions, quite taken that such a small box and control keypad can offer so much. Well worth a serious thought and I am not know to have many in a year!!
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At 140 aprox it looks not a bad addition to the gizmos for this year especially when it does multifunctions, quite taken that such a small box and control keypad can offer so much. Well worth a serious thought and I am not know to have many in a year!!
you might want to check what the subscription costs are though.
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you might want to check what the subscription costs are though.
jesus thats you burst my bubble!!

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Speaking of Trackers, I watched a lad install this one today.
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Speaking of Trackers, I watched a lad install this one today.
We had those for the Cowes Torquay race on all of the boats last year - worked well enough I think?
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