SPOT ANNOUNCES RELAUNCH OF ITS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
SPOT Adventures Promises the Outdoor Community More Ways to Connect
Covington, LA – On February 11, 2013, SPOT LLC, the manufacturer of SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ and SPOT Connect™ personal satellite tracking devices, announced the relaunch of its complimentary social sharing service, SPOT Adventures.
Outdoor enthusiasts can use the platform to network with fellow adventurers, share tips and trails from their journeys and share their experience with friends and family back home. Among numerous enhancements, such as automatic time zone integration, some major changes to the site include:
Points of Interest: Search for landmarks-- like the Grand Canyon or favorite camping grounds-- and place them on shared maps for geographical reference, allowing users to add another layer to your story.
Enhanced Social Functionality: Share, interact and update to popular social networks. Follow other adventures, ‘like’ favorites, and search for adventures by activity or region and gathers helpful tips for future journeys.
SPOT Adventures easy-to-use online platform was designed with adventurers in mind, giving those with a love for the great outdoors access to one another that is not traditionally seen on message boards or community forums,” said Frank Bell, President of Sales and Marketing.
“We hope our revamped platform will increase the number of SPOT owners actively engaging on SPOT Adventures and sharing their SPOT stories.” Currently, SPOT Adventures has over 61,000 tracked trips from all over the world and users have uploaded over 11,000 pictures to the site.
The SPOT family of products includes the SPOT Messenger ($99.99 plus service plan) and SPOT Connect, which pairs with smartphones ($149.99 plus service plan). SPOT is available at Cabela’s, REI, Bass Pro Shops, West Marine, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other leading outdoor retailers. Learn more atFindMeSPOT.com.
About SPOT LLC
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT), provides satellite messaging technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. The SPOT product family uses Globalstar’s GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and to transmit messages and GPS coordinates to others, including emergency notifications to an international rescue coordination center. Thanks to these affordable, rugged, pocket-sized personal safety devices, SPOT products provide peace of mind by allowing customers to notify friends and family of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone coverage or radio frequency range. To date, SPOT devices have initiated more than 2,000 rescues around the world. For more information on how SPOT is helping others stay connected – from disaster preparedness to outdoor adventure – visit www.FindMeSPOT.com. Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.