Land. Sea. Air. SPOT has you covered around the world

SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa, and North-Eastern Asia and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas. In Russia, the GPS accuracy of your SPOT is limited (degraded) in accordance with Russian regulations restricting the accuracy of GPS performance for devices utilized in Russia


Last Updated 07-10-2013.
Estimated coverage area. Actual coverage may vary.

Success rates are forecasts for a SPOT messenger to successfully deliver a single message during a 20-minute period, based on network availability. Additionally, in everydat conditions it is normal for some messages to be blocked by your environment, such as hills or buildings. That's why the SPOT Messenger is scheduled to automatically send multiple messages in every mode - giving you excellent overall reliability.

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SPOT uses the GPT satellite system to determine a user's location & the SPOT satellite network to transmit that location & the users status.

  1. GPS satellite provide coordination.
  2. SPOT Messenger's onboard GPS chip determines your exact coordination & sends your location & message to SPOT satellite system.
  3. SPOT commercial satellite relay your message to specific satellite antennas around the world.
  4. Satellite antennas & supporting equipment route your message & location to the appropriate network.
  5. Your message is delivered to the appropriate recipient via text message, email,or emergency service notification.