SPOT Gen3 Satellite Tracker

SPOT Gen3 Satellite Tracker

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SOS Function

Have added peace of mind by settting up the designated SOS button on this device.  You can either set this up to send to friends, family or colleagues or alternatively why not be super safe and sign up to GEOS emergency response (GEOS service not available on PLBs or EPIRBs)


Automated tracking is available on this device meaning contacts back home can follow your journey or you can monitor the movement of your assets.

Custom Message

This unit will allow you the ability to type, and send a custom message to friends, family or colleagues.  This is ideal to keep in contact when on the move.

Dust & Water Resistant

One of the more rugged devices, this unit has a very high Ingress Protection (IP) rating. See Specification for the exact rating.

Check In / OK

This device gives you the added peace of mind of being able to send a quick, and simple message to friends, family or colleagues to let them know you are safe. Even in the remotest of places.
$149.00 (Ex. VAT)

SPOT Gen3 is a personal satellite tracking and messaging device. Wherever you travel, this SPOT tracker allows you to transmit your GPS location via satellite connectivity, to keep in touch with friends and family and call for help if needed, all at the push of a button.


PDF Downloads

View FileSPOT 3 User Manual    Size: (8.09 MB)
View FileSPOT 3 Brochure (US)    Size: (3.9 MB)

The SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker provides a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel into remote areas where regular forms of communication are unavailable. The latest generation of award winning SPOT trackers, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you're OK, or if the worst should happen, sends your GPS location to emergency responders. When you're on the move the SPOT Tracker can transmit your GPS coordinates from as little as every 2.5 minutes so you can share your adventures in near real-time, and it has a motion sensor to avoid unnecessary tracks when you're stationary.

The SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker package includes:

  • Strap
  • Carabiner
  • USB Cable
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Quick Start Guide

Orbital SatCom also stock other SPOT trackers including the SPOT Trace satellite asset tracker and waterproof USB cable.

The SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker is the latest product in a multiple award winning range of SPOT trackers designed to offer one way personal communications, SOS alerting and follow-me tracking all with the push of a button. SPOT Gen3 works in areas of the world where no other forms of communication exist, including oceans, deserts and mountains. This SPOT Tracker is an invaluable travel companion and potential lifeline for outdoors enthusiasts, expeditioners, or anyone working in remote locations. Easy to carry, the SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker weighs just 114 grams including batteries and fits in the palm of your hand. SPOT Gen3 provides a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it, and emergency assistance when you need it. It is proven to be one of the best value for money lifesaving and communications devices that you can carry when travelling in remote areas.

SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker offers the following improvements over the previous SPOT 2 model:

Reduced Size: Easier to carry and travel with, the SPOT Gen3 is compact and light.

Longer Battery Life: More than 2 x the battery life of SPOT 2 when using internal lithium batteries.

Custom Tracking Rate: Tracking positions can now be sent every 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.

Motion Activated Tracking: An internal motion sensor gives SPOT Gen3 a theft alerting capability. Place it on any asset and when it detects movement it will begin transmitting its GPS coordinates.

USB Connection: Enables line power for unlimited use without concern for battery power and allows your SPOT Gen3 to have the latest firmware updates at all times.

In addition to the new features referred to above, SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker offers all the benefits of the previous SPOT 2:

SPOT SOS: The SPOT Gen3’s SOS function can be used in the unfortunate event of an emergency scenario or other life-threatening situation. Once activated, the SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordinating Center every five minutes until cancelled or until the batteries are depleted. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your GPS location and personal data as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal.

SPOT Help: The SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker’s Help function acts as a less serious version of the SOS function; it can be used for circumstances which are not immediately dangerous and will alert your own contacts to your situation.

SPOT Check In/OK: The SPOT Gen3’s Check-in button is a simple feature which transmits a message to reassure your family, friends, or colleagues that all is well, or that you have reached your destination. Up to 10 contacts can be set up and all tracking points automatically save to your SPOT tracker account. Your contacts will receive either a text with your message and coordinates, or an email featuring a Google Maps link to your location.

SPOT Tracker Custom Message: This button on the SPOT Tracker will send a pre-written message to your chosen contacts, along with your current GPS location, for a more detailed response or a secondary ‘help’ message when used with the SPOT Assist service. Your contacts will receive either a text with your message and coordinates, or an email featuring a Google Maps link to your location.

SPOT Track Progress (Additional service plan required): The SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker allows you to transmit your GPS coordinates every 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Additionally, the new Unlimited and Extreme tracking plans will send messages until you turn off your SPOT tracker so there is no need to reset after 24 hours. Friends, family and colleagues can view your current and past tracks online. SPOT Gen3 has the following battery life based on the tracking frequencies show:

  • 2.5 min tracking interval: 20 days
  • 5 min tracking interval: 25 days
  • 10 min tracking interval: 45 days
  • 30 min tracking interval: 50 days

(assuming fully charged battery at commencement)

Dust & Water Resistant: The SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker has an IPX7 rating, meaning it is designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions. It can even be submersed in water up to 1m for 30 minutes.


General Specifications
Dimensions 3.43" x 2.56" x 1"
Weight 114g with lithium batteries
Operating Temperature Range -30 C to + 60 C (-22 F to 140 F)
Operating Altitude Range -100m to 6,500m (-328 ft to + 21,320 ft)
IP Rating IPX7 (can be submersed at 1m for 30 mins)
Key Features
SOS: Alert emergency services of critical emergencies at the touch of a button
Help: Let your friends and family know you need help
Check-in/OK: Let your friends and family know everything is ok
Custom message: Send your friends and family a custom message
Track progress: Constant near real time tracking of your journey transmitted to your own URL for friends and family to follow. Tracking frequencies can be customized and sent from as little as every 2 ½ minutes up to 60 minutes.
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