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Old 11-27-2009, 02:35 PM   #1636
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You know, it'd be great if you came in here offering some advice and maybe some guidance to the unwashed masses before you try selling something.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:54 PM   #1637
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bad batteries

just fired up my spot II for the first hour to make a few test tracks, etc. I got the red light already. bad batteries. bummer, but if a simple call to SPOT won't fix it, then it's not worth the hassle to mess with it.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:54 PM   #1638
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You know, it'd be great if you came in here offering some advice and maybe some guidance to the unwashed masses before you try selling something.
Looks to me like the program he's created speaks for itself. If I had a Crackberry, I'd buy his program for the $5 or $6 he's asking.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #1639
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You know, it'd be great if you came in here offering some advice and maybe some guidance to the unwashed masses before you try selling something.
lighten up "Gordy" if you don't want to buy it then don't. geeeez, some peopels kids.

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Old 11-27-2009, 08:55 PM   #1640
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lighten up "Gordy" if you don't want to buy it then don't. geeeez, some peopels kids.

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1st post on ADVrider and it's .

There are over 1600 posts in this one thread alone talking about the product and all we get is a sales pitch from someone who actually seems to know a lot about it.


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Old 11-27-2009, 09:08 PM   #1641
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Hopefully I will be able to provide some constructive advice and guidance in the future. My apologies Gordy.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:33 PM   #1642
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Hopefully I will be able to provide some constructive advice and guidance in the future. My apologies Gordy.
In all seriousness, I'll bet you have a lot of info that we could use. Neat looking app. Are you making one for the iphone?
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:24 PM   #1643
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The iPhone version is pretty much complete. Just going through final testing. It should see the light of day in a month or so.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:20 PM   #1644
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The SPOT Adventures website sucks huge and hairy Moose cock! http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=182122 So I am going a whole 9 mph on this trip? Also the option to not show stats doesn't work. It shows the stats regardless. Other comments I wrote on the link. When you get there scroll down to see my trip summary. Or better yet, just read the ride report here at ADVrider.

Get it right SPOT people, or go back to sucking huge hairy Moose cock
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:56 PM   #1645
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I purchased Spot II as soon as I could get my hands on it in Oct. I ride primarily in the SoCal desert and dunes. I also have been to Baja with it. I find that it is very accurate in tracking me as I ride along. I have better than 95% success in tracking.

Went to Glamis yesterday and thought I had turned off my Spot when I left. Got up this morning to look at my track from yesterday to find that my Spot was still on and sending out tracking all night. The funny thing about it is that it was in the back of my SUV in a covered carport. I know you can't tell from the picture, but the carport extends well past the rear of the truck.







Here is a pic of it attached to my Camelbak. Look for the two green lights. Notice that is isn't pointing out the back window either, but rather toward the front of the truck. With only the windshield and the front of the carport, there wasn't much room for GPS/sat shots.







In front of the truck there is a fence which you can almost make out and then in front of the driver seat is part of a screened-in porch.

Needless to say, I am very impressed with the capability to get a signal out. I use the armband to strap it around the pocket of the Camel and then also use the strap to secure it. Done some rough riding and it never comes off and gives me great coverage. Very, very happy with tracking, especially after last night.

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Old 12-01-2009, 09:32 PM   #1646
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Any news on trading in a V1.0 for a V2.0? I heard rumors of it a while back, then nothing more.

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Old 12-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #1647
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Stupid Spot Question...

I was thinking of buying the Spot Messenger, and have a question I can't seem to find an answer for...

Does the thing have any sort of provision for an external power source?

It would sure be nice to plug into the bike, and save the batteries for when I'm hiking, or the bike has an electrical failure or something like that...
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:16 PM   #1648
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...Does the thing have any sort of provision for an external power source?...
No.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:19 PM   #1649
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Thanks for the quick answer...
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:37 AM   #1650
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Puke Cancelling the SPOT subscription - a nightmare story!

Hello everyone,

Just another word of warning for those who are considering cancelling their SPOT subscription. It's almost impossible to do so, read below for my nightmarish story ...

Since I wasn't using the SPOT I sent an email to their customer support on October 17th, asking for the service to be cancelled on its due date (Dec 2nd). They confirmed on Nov 5th saying that the service had been cancelled (they didn't wait until Dec 2nd but I was glad it all seemed so "easy").

Then surprise, on Dec 2nd I got an email from their system saying that it had attempted to charge my credit card EUR 149 for 1 more year of service (and failed because that was a debit card and there was no money in that account). The weird thing was that the credit card was also expired (the one they had on record had an expiration date in June 2009, it had since been renewed but I didn't enter my new expiration date or CVV code in their system).

I emailed again asking what was going on: the answer was completely baffling: they claim to have an automated system that cannot be stopped! It will try to charge my credit card every night until January 10th when for some reason it will stop. They also claim that it was my fault for cancelling "late" (Oct 17th to Dec 2nd is 1.5 months - but apparently that's not enough notice for them). So it's my fault for cancelling only 1.5 months in advance and there is a computer with a mind of its own at SPOT attempting to charge my credit card every night. I feel like I'm in a bad SciFi movie....

I will never ever use their services again and I wish them a soft automated unstoppable transition into bankruptcy...

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