Sunday, March 18, 2012

SPOT Connect Satellite Communicator for $99.95 after rebate

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Here’s a great deal on the SPOT Connect, a satellite communicator that pairs with your smartphone and allows you to compose and send messages on the fly, summon search and rescue and post to social networks, all without a cellphone signal. You can also use it in stand-alone mode to send an SOS. Through December 31st, you can get a $50 mail-in rebate when you buy the SPOT Connect for at least $149.95 (it isn’t valid if it’s on sale). Also note that the rebate requires activation, which runs $99.99 per year. read more

SPOT Connect review


Hands on with the SPOT Connect

The SPOT Connect allows you to communicate with loved ones and social media, or call out search and rescue, even from remote wilderness areas without a cell phone signal. Like the DeLorme PN-60w + SPOT Communicator, the Connect allows you to compose messages on the fly, but instead of the DeLorme you can use your smartphone for this task, by downloading the free SPOT Connect Android or iPhone app (iTunes link).

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SPOT Connect lets your smartphone call for help without cell signal


UPDATE: Read my hands on review of the SPOT Connect

I should have seen this one coming. The folks that brought you the SPOT Satellite Messenger and SPOT Communicator have announced the SPOT Connect – a satellite communicator that pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to send text messages, email or even post to Facebook and Twitter from the middle of nowhere. Pretty nice when you need to tell the spouse “twisted ankle, will be late” or summon search and rescue when you break your leg in the backcountry.

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