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Postby Yikes » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:22 pm

New device on the market; sort of a PLB on steroids.

http://www.findmespot.com

Features are interesting, but I think I would wait for prices to drop. Also would be nice to have a single GPS/phone/PLB/Avy device instead of dropping big bucks for each one. Maybe 5 years...
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Re: SPOT

Postby Lane Meyer » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:00 pm

Yikes wrote:New device on the market; sort of a PLB on steroids.

http://www.findmespot.com

Features are interesting, but I think I would wait for prices to drop. Also would be nice to have a single GPS/phone/PLB/Avy device instead of dropping big bucks for each one. Maybe 5 years...


I don't see why it's not already a GPS device. It's obviously got the technical aspects of GPS if it's reporting your position for others to track and uses satelite tracking for emergency reporting, so why not incorporate a functional GPS device? With phones already using GPS and the lower costs of GPS devices, I'd bet a lot less than 5 years. This seems like a good emergency tool, though.
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