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Old 12-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #3280
FL_biker
Dakar Withdrawl
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Tampa Bay area
Oddometer: 477
I'm a HUGE fan of SPOT but only if used with www.spotwalla.com.
The issue with findmespot.com (the mfg's site) is that your trips go away in 30 days - not good if on a 44 day trip like I bought mine for!!

I've used mine from Key West to Prudhoe Bay and back to Tampa:

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?...d4dd5420cac0ea


A trip to MD and back:

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?...c5044b194030cf



And even a silly short trip to AL and back (Barber Vintage Days):

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?...050768109d9e52


My wife likes it so she knows where I am, but I DO have to agree that if it is mounted onteh bike it could be useless to signal for help in a crash. I mounted mine on my bike, but risked not being able to signal for help if I crashed.

I especially like the spotwalla integration and ability to post links to photos on spotwalla, even if I never HAVE linked a lot of mine (started but got busy)...

Dave
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2011 Ride - Key West To Deadhorse - SPOTWALLA - Smugmug Photos

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