|12-03-2007, 10:18 AM||#11|
Runs at Mouth Adventurer
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Spokane, WA USA
GEOS does provide full coverage for family members for $US7.95 each annually, and they are covered if they are in possession of a SPOT when they have the emergency. I think that is really affordable coverage - my NW MedStar membership is US$59 annually..
I think this is one cool device. I'm holding off on a purchase however until I see more real world reports. I normally ride in deep forested canyons in North Idaho and often have poor or no gps fixes. I'm thinking a PLB might be a better choice....
If you routinely ride with a buddy who doesn't own a SPOT, he should subscribe to a local emergency medivac service so that he will be covered if you have to call him in for rescue. The downside is that the coverage area is FAR more limited than the coverage through GEOS. I'm positive the SPOT system would work to rescue a non-member - it just wouldn't pay the VERY high SAR and transport fees.
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