Hey hurley, i got one when it was first released. It’s good and bad...
It does send txt via satellite and receive them. But there are LONG delays as in 15 mins sometimes. Also there is no audiable indication that you have a new message...you have to keep checking. The interface is very dated...almost archaic.
I’m assuming the SOS function works well. Never used it.
Personally I was expecting more from SPOT, their small devices have always worked great for me.
They do have a very important software update that I have yet to do that’s sopose to make it work a lot better.
Personally I would get a unit that allows you to connect in from your phone to send messages via sat. I wouldn’t buy this unit again.
Sent from my iPhone using race-deZert
Damn I am sure glad I got distracted and did not buy my unit now, but disappointed they could not pull this off. I liked it from the design standpoint.
One tip I've learned with any of these units, even sat phones, is to put a time stamp on all of your texts. Sending and receiving, the delay is always changing. Sometimes immediate, sometimes an hour.
Now that a great tip! Then you know for sure how much time has passed before you got the message or actually seen it. Would help in figuring out the eta of your car too. Nice info.