Is SPOT Gen3 still supported?

Is SPOT Gen3 still supported?

SPOT Gen3 is no longer in production, however, it is still supported on the Globalstar Satellite Network.

What does a SPOT Gen3 do?

SPOT Gen3 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of cell service. SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you’re okay, or if the worst should happen, sends emergency responders your GPS location – all with the push of a button.

How does SPOT Tracker work?


  1. GPS Satellite System. GPS satellites provide signals.
  2. SPOT DEVICES. SPOT messenger’s onboard GPS chip determines your GPS location and sends your location and preselected message to communication satellites.
  3. Globalstar Satellite.
  4. Antennas.
  5. Messaging Services.

How does SPOT trace work?

SPOT Trace is designed to only send track messages when it detects movement. When it is stationary for more than five minutes, Trace will enter Suspended Track mode. It will automatically send one more track message from the resting location as part of the suspension process.

Which is better SPOT or InReach?

The Spot X is a good option if you have a handheld mapping solution that isn’t your smartphone or aren’t using topo maps. The InReach does everything pretty well, and while the Zoleo might beat it in a few key aspects, the inReach has Garmin’s backing, which is significant.

Is SPOT Trace any good?

If you’re wondering about accuracy, it’s in line with general GPS devices. Since it doesn’t use roads as reference points, you’ll find the accuracy isn’t quite as good as an in-car satnav. In our testing, it was occasionally out by as much as 100m. But that’s probably enough for the purposes of theft tracking.

How accurate is SPOT Trace?

The SPOT Messenger has a location accuracy of approximately 20 ft. (5 m).

Which is better SPOT or inReach?