section 1: welcome
The great outdoors can be a big, uncertain place. But you’ve just purchased the most peace of mind available for the active outdoor adventurer or smartly-prepared individual. SPOT is the world’s first satellite messenger, using the GPS satellite system to determine your location and communications satellites to transmit that information tothe chosen recipient. SPOT gives you and your loved ones peace of mind by allowing you to notify them or a GEOS International 9-1-1 Emergency Response Center of your exact location via Google Maps™, and to send for assistance in time of need around the world, completely independent of cellular phone or other land-based radio coverage. To begin using SPOT, visit findmespot.com to select a serviceplan and activate.
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1 GPSsatellites provide coordinates. 2 SPOT messenger’s onboard GPS chip determines your exact coordinates and sends your location and message to the SPOT satellite system. 3 SPOT commercial satellites relay your message to specific satellite antennas around the world. 4 Satellite antennas and supporting equipment route your message and location to the appropriate network. 5 Your message is deliveredaccording to your instructions via text message, email or emergency notification via the response center. Powered by Google Maps™ When SPOT sends a text or email message to one of your contacts or to a GEOS International 9-1-1 Emergency Response Center, it includes your exact coordinates and a web link to view your location using Google Maps™.
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section 2: GettinG started
WhatYou Need To Get Started
Your SPOT comes with: • SPOT Satellite Messenger • 2 AA Lithium Batteries • User’s Guide You will need to log on to www.findmespot.com to register your SPOT messenger and activate service. To do so, you need to have the following available: • Personal information • Credit card information • SPOT unit serial number and 8-digit authentication code located inside batterycompartment
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Improper installation of batteries could result in damage to the unit. Use only lithium batteries with SPOT. 1) Using a screwdriver or built-in rings, loosen screw in belt clip and swing to the side. 2) Loosen 2 screws holding battery cover in place. 3)Install AA lithium batteries as shown. 4) Replace cover and clip, then tighten screws.
Creating Your Account
Log on to www.findmespot.com. Follow the instructions online to choose your subscription plan and register your SPOT unit. Once complete, you can set up your personal account information, activate your emergency 9-1-1 services, and create your SPOTteam – the friends and family membersyou wish to receive your SPOT messages via cellular short messaging service (SMS) and/or email. For questions or additional support, visit www.findmespot.com or call 1-866-OK1-SPOT (1-866-651-7768).
(NOTE: SPOTteam members can be changed at any time simply by logging into your account. For worldwide phone contacts or for support outside the U.S., visit www.findmespot.com.)
Additional ServicesAt www.findmespot.com you can also purchase additional service options, like SPOTcasting tracking service, which allows you to use waypoints to mark your progress in real time as you travel, and GEOS rescue service, which provides a global private Search and Rescue Benefit. To learn more about GEOS Alliance services, visit www.geosalliance.com.
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