Spot Gen3

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When your adventures take you beyond cell service, SPOT Gen3 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication. The latest generation of award-winning SPOT devices, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you’re okay or send emergency responders your GPS location, all at the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you roam.

This device requires a service plan. Click here for details.

Basic Features included with your SPOT Gen3:

S.O.S.: With the push of a button, GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center provides your GPS coordinates and information to local response teams – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe The S.O.S. button is for emergencies only.

Check In: Let family and friends know you’re ok when you’re out of cell phone range. Send a pre-programmed text message with GPS coordinates or an email with a link to Google Maps™ to your contacts with your location. With a push of a button, a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page or SPOT Adventure account.

Help: Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations.

Custom Message: Stay in touch while off the grid by sending your custom message. Set up a message before leaving to send to contacts with your GPS location. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT Assist service on your Help button.

Tracking: Allow friends and family to follow your progress online in near real-time and save waypoints so you can review your entire route at a later date.

Additional information


Black, Orange




Orange, Black



Height: 3.43″ (8.72 cm)

Width: 2.56″ (6.5 cm)

Thickness: 1″ (2.54 cm)

Lightweight: 4.0 oz (114g) with Lithium batteries

Operating Temp: -30C to 60C (-22F to 140F)

Operating Altitude: -100m to +6,500m (-328ft to +21,320ft)

Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.

IPX7 Waterproof Rating: (1 meter for up to 30 minutes)

Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455



4 AAA Energizer™ Lithium Ultimate 8X

Or 4 AAA Energizer™ NiMH Rechargeable


1. Do I need a service plan for this device?

Yes, This device requires a service plan. Click here for details.

2. Can I receive notifications or messages on my SPOT Gen3?

No. The SPOT Gen3 is a one way communication device. SPOT notifies friends, family or an international emergency rescue coordination center with status messages based on situation and need. Ask for Help (or SPOT Assist), Alert S.O.S., Check-In/OK and Track Progress – all with the simple push of a button.

Before using your SPOT, you enter the content of these messages in an online account.

3. Can I use other batteries in an emergency with my SPOT Gen3?

SPOT highly recommends that you use either Energizer™ Ultimate 8x AAA Lithium or Energizer™ NiMH Rechargeable Batteries to achieve reliable performance.

Other AAA batteries will work with SPOT but are not recommended for optimal performance.  Using non-recommended battery types may degrade the performance of your SPOT’s message transmission.

Always carry extra batteries with you.

4. Can the unit be plugged in to an external power source?

Yes. SPOT Gen3 can be line powered through a 5v USB connection.

Using USB line power will NOT charge rechargeable batteries inside the unit and SPOT Gen3 is not waterproof when connected to line power.

5. How long does the battery last?

Proper battery selection is critical for best performance.

State 100% Clear View of the Sky 50% Clear View of the Sky
Powered Off 24 Months 24 Months
SOS Approximately 13 Days Approximately 6 days
Tracking Based on 24 Hours a Day
Intervals 100% Clear View of the Sky 50% Clear View of the Sky
60 Minutes ~ 52 days ~ 26 days
30 Minutes ~ 26 days ~ 13 days
10 Minutes ~ 17 days ~ 8.5 days
5 Minutes ~ 9 days ~ 4.5 days
2.5 Minutes ~ 7 days ~ 3.5 days
Tracking Based on 8 Hours a Day
Intervals 100% Clear View of the Sky 50% Clear View of the Sky
60 Minutes ~ 156 days ~ 78 days
30 Minutes ~ 78 days ~ 36 days
10 Minutes ~ 45 days ~ 22.5 days
5 Minutes ~ 24 days ~ 12 days
2.5 Minutes ~ 20 days ~ 10 days



This product is posted out using Royal Mail Special delivery which is guaranteed next working day delivery (before 13.00). 

Any order placed online before 11.30 am will be despatched the same working day.

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