Just in case you didn’t already have enough reasons to purchase one of Globalstar’s SPOT Satellite GPS devices for your outdoor personal safety, the company recently announced that it has celebrated its 1,000th initiated rescue in Canada this year. Launched in 2007, this company specalizes in helping outdoor enthusiasts stay safe while they do what they do, providing S.O.S. notifications and life-saving technology to everyone.
According to the press release, the company has initiated more than 3,500 rescues around the globe since its launch. Most of the Canadian rescues have been in the British Colombia area, with around 376 reported for that region. Other regions include Alberta with 115, Nunavut at 111 and Ontario and Quebec falling at just below 100 each. Most of the rescues were related to hiking/mountain sports, boating/water sports or motor vehicle incidents.
Some of SPOT’s popular devices include:
- SPOT Gen3 – This rugged device provides off-the-grid messaging, emergency alerts, excellent battery life and ‘extreme GPS tracking.’ You can buy one here for around $150.
- SPOT Global Phone – This is an affordable satellite phone powered by both satellites and Globalstar’s network. You can buy one here for around $500.
- SPOT Trace – This GPS tracking device is designed to help users track belongings all over the globe. You can buy one here for around $100.
SPOT emergency rescue services require monthly or yearly service plans which range from $50 – $150 per year depending on which services you require. To get more information about SPOT devices, visit their website.