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Thread: GPS Emergency Locator*- SPOT3 or Simlar

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    GPS Emergency Locator*- SPOT3 or Simlar

    I have decided that my current lone working plan is a little out of date and was thinking of buying the Spot 3 locator. However, I'm not keen on the additional monthly/annual add-on costs associated with these products. Can anyone advise on a similar one off payment device that has a SOS emergency button, tracking facility and capability to contact some one if non emergency assistance is required.

    Thanks in advance


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    Do you have a smartphone? There are a few personal locator apps.

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    Marine radio,with distress button an option ?

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    I have an IPhone but didn't didn't think they had the following function - SOS In an emergency, transmit an SOS with your exact location to GEOS emergency response Coordination Centre to activate a rescue.

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    I use "Man down"on my android phone

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    I just went on the Android store, Mcaffee do an app wuth that function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akeld View Post
    I use "Man down"on my android phone
    Do these Apps still work with no mobile phone reception?

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    Delorme Inreach SE. Two way proper text messaging via Iridium. Cheep plans and pay only for the months you use it. Basic tarif $14 a month for 10 free messages or unlimited pre set messages. Weather messages tailored for your current location.
    Explorer model is more expensive but can be used as a GPS also.
    I use mine for stalking or solo hiking trips around Dartmoor were there is no cell coverage oh and for travel abroad - No roaming costs!
    Not to mention the all important SOS function to GEOS.
    Last edited by Cris; 28-09-2016 at 20:49.

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    A system has to an ability for the user to be located even if he has not been able to activate buttons of distress.

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    McMurdo Fastfind 220.
    There is a place on this planet for all of God's creatures, right next to my tatties and gravy!!!

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