SPOT 2 - Satellite Personal Tracker
Buy from an authorized Australian dealer with
C-tick approval for use in Australia

no longer available
replaced by  SPOT GEN3

View or join the SPOT Australia discussion forum by clicking here

FAQ - frequently asked questions - with answers!

SPOT vs PLB - read the review here - thanks to Trail Bike Adventure Magazine


Whether you're just checking in, allowing others to track your progress, or calling for help  -  SPOT gives you a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it, and emergency assistance when and where you need it. And since it utilizes 100% satellite technology, SPOT works around the world  -  even where mobile phones don't.


SOS (was 911): Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide - for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America, 1-1-2 responders in Europe and AMSA in Australia.

Help: In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance.

Check-in/OK: This feature allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a pre-programmed message along with your GPS location. With a push of a button a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page.

Custom Message: This feature allows you to let your friends and family now receive a custom message along with your GPS location with a push of a button. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or specialized Help message.

Track Progress: This feature allows you to send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near real time using Google Maps. With your SPOT account you have the ability to set up a SPOT Shared Page which allows you to show your SPOT GPS locations to others on a Google Map.

SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of North America, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa and Northeastern Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas. See coverage on for maps and current coverage.

Height: 95 mm
Width:  66 mm
Thickness: 25 mm
Weight: 147g
Operating Temp: -30C to 60C
Operating Altitude: -100m to +6,500m (-328ft to +21,320ft)
Humidity Rated: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455
Type: 3 x AAA Lithium
Standby mode: 94.7 days
SOS/HELP: 2.8 days
Track Progress: 4.3 days
Check OK/Custom Messages: 350 messages

Mandatory service
- US$115 per year basic satellite service subscription includes:
SOS (was 911):
Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location
Let contacts know where you are and that you're okay
Sends a custom message along with your GPS location with a push of a button.
Request help from friends and family at your exact location

Annual subscription includes unlimited emails and 200 SMS (additional SMS charged at US$0.10/SMS)

Optional Service:
US$49.99/yr Tracking Upgrade Option
Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps.

In the box:

bulletSPOT 2 device
bullet3 * AAA lithium batteries
bulletUsers Guide
bulletArmband case

SPOT 2 v SPOT 1 - what are the differences ?

bulletmore sensitive GPS receiver
bulletseparate tracking button
bulletextra custom message button
bulleteasier to understand indicator lights
bullet3 AAA's vs 2 AA batteries

Who's using SPOT?

is currently exploring this location and here as well

Our latest adventure "Just a GPS Day" - by On All Fours 4WD club


Quick trip from Canberra to Sydney ...                             Outback NSW and Qld Trip - Field checking OZtopo.

2009 Postie Bike Challenge
Brisbane to Melbourne (the long way!!)
Click here to see where they are!




are currently here

SPOT assisted rescue off Tasmania's West Coast - read more here.