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    I love them too, I watch my son Joe, a pilot for Wildlife Services, almost daily, as he flies all over the Idaho Wilderness. Just a click on the email that I get from his spot, and I can see exactly where he is. Or a click on his spot page, and I can see his track for the day, with a location for each time he pressed ok. Wonderful peace of mind for both of us. He's had it for about 3 years now, and the success rate for each push of the ok button is almost perfect. I get text messages, e-mails and his spot page with either my computer, or my Android phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    hmmm.. what is its goal/use?? more open sms/emailing? with gps location?

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    I am not 100% sure on how it will work. Too bad they only look to work with Android, I will pass until they get Iphone support

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    I like my Spot II. It does what I need it to do. But for fun this is pretty neat: http://www.glympse.com/

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    Best way to go is APRS. the only problem I see is that if you are in remote access like ID or AK, you might not get signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Best way to go is APRS. the only problem I see is that if you are in remote access like ID or AK, you might not get signals.
    If you have a signal this system works really well. My brother went snowshoeing a couple of days ago and I later looked at his track on Google Earth. He had his radio/gps set to send a position every couple of minutes.
    "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." Wyatt Earp

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    anyone know if there is a way to get the spot II to update more often that every 10 minutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The SOS button on the SPOT device does not require your smart phone to work. Seems like this would...

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    At the end of every flight, I push the I am okay button on the spot. That sends one ring to my wifes phone, she know's right then and there, that I was out goofing off flying, but I am back and safe. Don't get in the plane with out it. No matter how short the flight might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supilot View Post
    anyone know if there is a way to get the spot II to update more often that every 10 minutes?
    Ben, You must be flying airplanes that go too fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supilot View Post
    anyone know if there is a way to get the spot II to update more often that every 10 minutes?
    Buy 2 or 3 (time your startups). Still cheaper than the SpiderTracks.

    Good article on the SpiderTracks units in this months' COPA paper (Canuck version of the AOPA). Definitely sounds like a superior system, but you haft'a get by the price(s) issues.
    My ol' Spot (1) has always left a perfect trail. I just wish it would auto power off after about 24 hrs, I've found it still on after several days when some bozo forgot to turn it off for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Ben, You must be flying airplanes that go too fast.
    Yeah...I suppose 10 min is good enough.

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