SPOT Connect

SPOT Connect


The SPOT Connect App pairs your Android smartphone with SPOT Connect, a revolutionary satellite messenger engineered to transmit messages via satellite from virtually anywhere in the world, including remote locations.

The award-winning SPOT Connect device provides connectivity to the Globalstar satellite network for sending location-based messages from areas beyond cellular phone coverage or around town. By simply downloading the SPOT Connect App, SPOT Connect wirelessly synchs via Bluetooth® with Android devices. The SPOT satellite message features are initiated directly from the app’s intuitive user interface.

SPOT Connect utilizes proven SPOT technology to notify others of one’s GPS location coordinates and current status. By sending a message to the Globalstar satellite network, the user’s selected contacts will receive a custom Type and Send or Predefined message delivered as an SMS text message or email. SPOT Connect messages contain the user’s latitude and longitude, date, time stamp and a link to maps. Established SPOT message features include Check-in/OK, Help, SPOT Assist, SOS and automated Track Progress.

SPOT Connect messaging feature overview:
• SOS - Emergency assistance request sent with your GPS location to GEOS every 5 min until batteries die or until cancelled. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe. Custom Type & Send messages can be sent with SOS for detailed emergency information.

• Help/SPOT Assist* - Request help from friends and family or professional service providers every 5 min for 1 hour. Custom Type & Send messages can be sent with a Help/Assist message for more detailed personal help.
* SPOT Assist subject to availability.

• Check-in/OK - Send a Predefined Message or custom Type & Send message allowing your friends and family to get a message from you with your GPS location virtually anywhere on the globe. With a push of a button a message is sent via email or SMS to a contact group. You can also send your Check-in/OK messages to social sites like Facebook or Twitter.

• Track Progress - This feature allows you to send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near real time using 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 map. (Additional service required).

The SPOT Connect App extends the functionality of Android devices while making available new features for customers. Custom messages can now be composed and sent on-the-go. Users can store up to 14 Predefined messages and 10 personal contract groups consisting of up to 50 contacts each. Additionally, the SPOT Connect App turns your devices into a satellite messenger utilizing SPOT Connect’s onboard GPS and satellite transmitter. Users can even send location-based messages to Facebook and Twitter from isolated regions such as mountainous terrain and areas off-shore.

Overview:
• Uses the GPS satellite system to determine location and the Globalstar satellite network to transmit that information to personal contacts or an international emergency response center
• Send location-based messages via satellite to others delivered as SMS text or email
• Send custom “Type and Send” 45 character text messages from your location
• Update social networks including Facebook and Twitter from remote locations
• Provide GPS functionality to non-GPS devices
• Store up to 10 predefined messages for quick reference and sending
• Store 10 contact groups on device – each group can consist of up to 50 contacts
• On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
• Bluetooth wireless connection

Please verify that your device does not have the Developer Option "Don't Keep Activities" enabled. If this is enabled, it will prevent the app from functioning correctly.

Recent changes:
Bug fixes for Lollipop users
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2.9
User ratings
175
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10,000+
Concerns
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About SPOT Connect
The SPOT Connect App pairs your Android smartphone with SPOT Connect, a revolutionary satellite messenger engineered to transmit messages via satellite from virtually anywhere in the world, including remote locations.

The award-winning SPOT Connect device provides connectivity to the Globalstar satellite network for sending location-based messages from areas beyond cellular phone coverage or around town. By simply downloading the SPOT Connect App, SPOT Connect wirelessly synchs via Bluetooth® with Android devices. The SPOT satellite message features are initiated directly from the app’s intuitive user interface.

SPOT Connect utilizes proven SPOT technology to notify others of one’s GPS location coordinates and current status. By sending a message to the Globalstar satellite network, the user’s selected contacts will receive a custom Type and Send or Predefined message delivered as an SMS text message or email. SPOT Connect messages contain the user’s latitude and longitude, date, time stamp and a link to maps. Established SPOT message features include Check-in/OK, Help, SPOT Assist, SOS and automated Track Progress.

SPOT Connect messaging feature overview:
• SOS - Emergency assistance request sent with your GPS location to GEOS every 5 min until batteries die or until cancelled. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe. Custom Type & Send messages can be sent with SOS for detailed emergency information.

• Help/SPOT Assist* - Request help from friends and family or professional service providers every 5 min for 1 hour. Custom Type & Send messages can be sent with a Help/Assist message for more detailed personal help.
* SPOT Assist subject to availability.

• Check-in/OK - Send a Predefined Message or custom Type & Send message allowing your friends and family to get a message from you with your GPS location virtually anywhere on the globe. With a push of a button a message is sent via email or SMS to a contact group. You can also send your Check-in/OK messages to social sites like Facebook or Twitter.

• Track Progress - This feature allows you to send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near real time using 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 map. (Additional service required).

The SPOT Connect App extends the functionality of Android devices while making available new features for customers. Custom messages can now be composed and sent on-the-go. Users can store up to 14 Predefined messages and 10 personal contract groups consisting of up to 50 contacts each. Additionally, the SPOT Connect App turns your devices into a satellite messenger utilizing SPOT Connect’s onboard GPS and satellite transmitter. Users can even send location-based messages to Facebook and Twitter from isolated regions such as mountainous terrain and areas off-shore.

Overview:
• Uses the GPS satellite system to determine location and the Globalstar satellite network to transmit that information to personal contacts or an international emergency response center
• Send location-based messages via satellite to others delivered as SMS text or email
• Send custom “Type and Send” 45 character text messages from your location
• Update social networks including Facebook and Twitter from remote locations
• Provide GPS functionality to non-GPS devices
• Store up to 10 predefined messages for quick reference and sending
• Store 10 contact groups on device – each group can consist of up to 50 contacts
• On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
• Bluetooth wireless connection

Please verify that your device does not have the Developer Option "Don't Keep Activities" enabled. If this is enabled, it will prevent the app from functioning correctly.

Recent changes:
Bug fixes for Lollipop users

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Feb 10, 2015
Fail Doesn't confirm sending or record that it did it (pretends it will but bugs out) so unless you watch the whole time you won't know if your message sent.
A Google User
Dec 24, 2014
Poor .Bluetooth connection (Updtaed review) Now the app just keeps crashing constantly. I have even went to the extent of factory reset on my phone G S4 and ever since the last app update it will not work at all. Figure this out already what a joke!!!!! (old) This has the potential to be such a great app, however the Bluetooth connection issues are horrible I'm on my 3rd unit and am using a different phone also in over a year with the same issues in both phones and devices, rebooting phone and device works most of the time but that is not acceptable in my world. It sounds like they have fixed this issue with the iPhone app. Ok so since updated app the functionality of this app and Bluetooth connection have improved.
A Google User
Sep 22, 2014
Buggy and only works some of the time There was a time when my GS4 paired to the device but that is no longer the case. Maybe some android update somewhere along the line changed something but frankly, that shouldn't be my problem. The result is that I have not been able to pair with the spot connect for a long time. I certainly would not recommend purchasing the device unless you are guaranteed it's going to work. That said, even when it did work, this is a terrible piece of software that requires you to log into the find me spot page to be able to do anything. And the map function is useless without an active internet connection, so what is the point since I would expect to be using this software while I have no internet connection?
A Google User
Aug 21, 2014
Still needs some bug fixes The latest fix I thought may have fixed my phone numbers but +61 numbers are still only +1 so still have to use my pc to program in numbers for spot connect to my profile. Will update to five stars when all bugs worked out.
A Google User
Aug 19, 2014
Unreliable and poorly programmed. Been looking into spots competitors because this app is a huge let down. The people coding this app need to invest some time into the android sdk and android design guidelines. Feels like a farmed out app or a group of programmers/company that just don't care.