2010 has been an excellent year! We’ve unveiled new SPOT products, kept SPOT users closely connected through social networking websites, shared amazing stories of SPOT rescues and adventures and received awards for SPOT products. Here’s a look back on the past year…
Photo courtesy of Daniel Fox
• New Products
Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator
In January, the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’s the first handheld GPS navigation device capable of sending customized text messages even when a user is operating far beyond the range of cellular communications.
SPOT HUG premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. SPOT HUG monitors a boat’s position and detects any Unauthorized Movement, automatically alerting a 24/7 Asset Monitoring Center with its GPS coordinates.
• The Human Connection. Lives Saved. Stories Told.
This core function continues to initiate more than 850 rescues and it’s what got us all started a few years ago. Read about just some of the SPOT rescues in 2010 here: http://findmespot.com/en/spotemergency/
Social Networking with SPOT! Really?
In June, SPOT launched direct updates to Twitter and Facebook for all SPOT devices. Check-in/OK or custom messages can now be sent to your Twitter and Facebook profile to update your friends and family of your whereabouts. For users of the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator, the device also supports Type & Send messaging to these social sites and logging of GeoCache finds to GeoCaching.com. Log in to your account at http://findmeSPOT.com to set up your Facebook and Twitter updates.
Tell Us Your Story!
See what others had to say in 2010 about how SPOT gave them peace of mind. Keep telling us in 2011! Check out these quotes from this year:
“THANK YOU "SPOT" FOR SAVING MY LIFE!”
“This is a dream come true, hopefully, to my friends, neighbors & family who are always worried about me.”
“We recommend everyone carry SPOT when traveling in the backcountry.”
Read more SPOT stories here. Also, head to Facebook.com/SPOTMessenger for more chatter everyday.
Time Magazine: All-TIME 100 Gadgets, 100 greatest and most influential gadgets from 1923 to present, SPOT Personal Tracker
National Geographic: Gear of the Year 2010, DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator
Popular Mechanics: 2010 Breakthrough Award, DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator
GearJunkie.com: Best in Show: Outdoor Retailer Award, DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator
North American Fish Club (NAFC): Member Tested Seal of Approval, SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
Here’s to a great year! See you in 2011!