Spot Gen4 - Satellite GPS Personal Tracker

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SPOT Gen4 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of reliable cellular service. SPOT Gen4 lets family, friends, and colleagues know you are OK, or if the unexpected should happen, sends your GPS location to emergency responders all with the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you play or work.

This device requires a service plan. Click here for details.

Basic Features included with your SPOT Gen4:

S.O.S.: With the push of a button, GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center provides your GPS coordinates and information to local response teams - for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe. The S.O.S. button is for emergencies only. 

Tracking: Customized tracking features take your adventure to the next level. Choose motion-activated tracking regardless of the level of service you choose and set up a vibration sensor to tell your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do.

Check In: Send a pre-programmed text message or an email with GPS coordinates to up to 10 contacts with your location. Your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a Shared View or SPOT Adventures account. 

Custom Message: Set up Custom Messages before your next adventure to send to your list of pre-determined contacts. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT S.O.V. service on your Help button. 

Help/ SOV: Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations. Or, use SPOT S.O.V. for professional vehicular services on land. (Additional service required)


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Height: 3.48” (8.83 cm)


Width: 2.66” (6.76 cm)


Thickness: 0.93” (2.36 cm)


Weight: 5 oz (142 g) with Lithium Batteries


Operating Temp: -30C to +60C


Operating Altitude: -328ft to +21,320ft (-100m to +6,500m)


Humidity Rated: MIL-STD 810F


Vibration Rated: Per SAE J1455


Dust and water resistance: IP68


In the box

- SPOT Gen4

- Strap and carabiner

- USB Cable

- Quick Reference Guide

- Batteries




1. Do I need a service plan for this device?

Yes, This device requires a service plan. Click here for details.

2. Can I receive notifications or messages on my SPOT Gen4?

No. The SPOT Gen4 is a one way communication device. SPOT notifies friends, family or an international emergency rescue coordination center with status messages based on situation and need. Ask for Help (or SPOT Assist), Alert S.O.S., Check-In/OK and Track Progress - all with the simple push of a button.

Before using your SPOT, you enter the content of these messages in an online account.

3. Can I use other batteries in an emergency with my SPOT Gen4?

SPOT highly recommends that you use either Energizer™ Ultimate 8x AAA Lithium or Energizer™ NiMH Rechargeable Batteries to achieve reliable performance.

Other AAA batteries will work with SPOT but are not recommended for optimal performance.  Using non-recommended battery types may degrade the performance of your SPOT’s message transmission.

Always carry extra batteries with you.

4. Can the unit be plugged in to an external power source?

Yes. SPOT Gen4 can be line powered through a 5v USB connection.

Using USB line power will NOT charge rechargeable batteries inside the unit and SPOT Gen3 is not waterproof when connected to line power.

5. What is the expected battery life of the SPOT Gen4 using Lithium AAA batteries?

Battery Life PDF Chart here

6. How many contacts can I add to receive my check-in & custom messages?

You can a total of 10 made up of either email address or mobile numbers, i.e. if you add 5 x email addresses and 5 x Mobile numbers that would be all 10 used up.

7. Do I need a computer to Sync message / contact changes etc to my SPOT Gen4?

Yes a computer is required with a USB connection to your device to sync any message / contact changes and update firmware in your unit when required.

Spot  updater software is compatible with Compatible with Windows 7+ &  with MacOS 10.11+

8. What parts of the world does the SPOT Gen4 cover?

SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, portions of South America, portions of North and South Africa, North-East Asia and hundreds of miles offshore of these areas.

This link shows the areas of the world covered by the SPOT Gen4 device - Coverage Map