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Old 04-18-2011, 04:50 PM   #2506
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First time getting one of these devices. I got the SPOT connect to use with my iPhone. Of course I get it a week before my trip down to New Orleans. So I could use some help from some other users. This is a pic of my shared map. I haven't been able to find any information why it wasn't following my route. The points are right but the route just connects the dots. It was on the car dash with an open view. I must be missing something if anyone can help with this. Isn't it supposed to follow closer to the street routes? Looking forward to finding out more about this device. Perfect for motorcycling. ~Lance
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:03 PM   #2507
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It doesn't work like a GPS' tracking feature. The SPOT Shared page will show you where you were the signal comes in. To see signals that are closer together, you would need to zoom in. They are numbered as they come in.
You can get it to follow roads (see your route) if you download the appropriate file from SPOT and then put it in Google Maps or Earth, if that is what you are looking for.
Look into Spotwalla.com for MO BETTA features on your Tracking, etc.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #2508
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First time getting one of these devices. I got the SPOT connect to use with my iPhone. Of course I get it a week before my trip down to New Orleans. So I could use some help from some other users. This is a pic of my shared map. I haven't been able to find any information why it wasn't following my route. The points are right but the route just connects the dots. It was on the car dash with an open view. I must be missing something if anyone can help with this. Isn't it supposed to follow closer to the street routes? Looking forward to finding out more about this device. Perfect for motorcycling. ~Lance
Remember that the Spot only updates every 10 minutes or so (not every few seconds like a GPS). It has no idea how you got from where you were 10 minutes ago to where you are now so it has to just connect the dots and call it done.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:15 PM   #2509
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Recall.......
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11735.html
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #2510
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For those who haven't clicked, this is a recall on the DeLorme PN-60w + SPOT Communicator units with ESN numbers between 0-2000000 to 0-2019999 due to several failures of units in temperatures below 40 degrees F (the DeLorme GPS part is unaffected).

If you have an affected unit, contact Spot at (866) 727-7733 for a replacement.

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #2511
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This is always good to remember. Don't buy a SPOT to record your tracks, because it doesn't sample often enough to be really useful for this (unless perhaps if you're on foot).

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Remember that the Spot only updates every 10 minutes or so (not every few seconds like a GPS). It has no idea how you got from where you were 10 minutes ago to where you are now so it has to just connect the dots and call it done.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:38 PM   #2512
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This is a great deal, but if you can wait a few weeks before buying, check with me in May...

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:55 PM   #2513
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This is a great deal, but if you can wait a few weeks before buying, check with me in May...
Can't reveal details until then?
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:56 PM   #2514
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Hey Dr. still waiting for my SPOT but do you know if any of the units you sold are in the recall?

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Old 04-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #2515
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I don't know for sure, but I didn't sell very many of the DeLorme+SPOT units. The recall doesn't apply to the regular SPOT, SPOT 2, or the SPOT Connect.

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Old 04-19-2011, 07:15 PM   #2516
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oh I guess read the recall wrong...thought the Connect was included...

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Old 04-19-2011, 07:26 PM   #2517
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The SPOT Communicator looks very similar to the SPOT Connect; it's easy to mistake it for the other at a glance.

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oh I guess read the recall wrong...thought the Connect was included...
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #2518
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good to know...can't wait to get mine...it takes so freakin long to get anything from the States to here.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:59 AM   #2519
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Probably asked and answered, but this thread is looonnnggg and I will take a simple one word response if thats all you wanna give.

Does the initial cost of a SPOT also provide the first year's subscription cost? Or do I have to drop an extra hundo ($99) on top of whatever SPOT I pick up?
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:35 AM   #2520
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SPOT is base price, services are all extra $. From time to time there are discounts for service and tracking, but only seem to apply to new activation?
Hope this helps a bit.
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