Originally Posted by LewisNClark
You can now do basically exactly the same thing on an IPhone.....for FREE. Can probably do it on any smart phone. .
If your going to be a bit adventurous (like Lewis & Clark, for instance) and you venture off the grid a bit (like out of cell phone coverage), your "smart phone" and it's Free App aren't going to be too helpful. Also with Spot, if you buy the optional insurance (VERY cheap IMHO, for the peace-of-mind), they will cover the cost of all Search and Rescue operations, up to $100,000 (You do NOT want to pay for a helicopter rescue...).
Bottom-line: It's a very valuable tool, particularly if you ride solo and/or up into mountains, deep into State Parks, and generally off the beaten path --- Just wanted to throw those thoughts out there so some people don't become too complacent with a "smart phone" that may or may not be working when they need it most.
Good safe Riding, and may you never need Spot and/or your App...
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