I want to says thanks for supporting the Tour Divide race this year with the SPOT units. Mine worked great. I hardly noticed it was in the outside packet of my pack, just the two green blinking lights. My wife and friends could easily keep track of my location during the race. They could tell at what bike shop, camp site or restaurant I was. That is surprisingly accurate. I have several years of adventure race experience. Many of those races tried to use a GPS or similar unit to track the racers location. Nothing every worked. They were very heavy and cumbersome to use. The SPOT unit with its light weight and simple operation was awesome.
Thanks again for your support. - Ardie Olson Cumming, Georgia