Factory Recall: Spot Locator Gen2

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by NSFW, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. NSFW

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  2. NSFW

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    so as not to confuse anyone, here are pics of the spot messenger gen 2

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  3. tedder

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    Yeah, that happened last week. They are supposed to have the new ones in today.
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  4. Xeraux

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    Based on the battery life and miscellaneous specs between the Gen 1 & Gen 2, I'd rather have the Gen 1, anyway.
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  5. OlyRider

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    My google-foo sucks.

    Where can I read about the differences between the two? Especially the features that might make me want the original?

    Thanks!

    Olyrider
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  6. Xeraux

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    From the SPOT website.

    Gen 1

    <table style="font-size: 12px;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td colspan="3">
    Battery
    </td> </tr> <tr><td>
    Type:
    </td> <td> </td> <td>2 AA Lithium </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
    Power ON, unused:
    </td> <td> </td> <td>Approx. I year* </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
    Tracking mode:
    </td> <td> </td> <td>Approx. 14 days* </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
    S.O.S./911 mode:
    </td> <td> </td> <td>up to 7 consecutive days </td> </tr> <tr> </tr><tr> <td>
    Check / OK:
    </td> <td> </td> <td>1900 messages* </td> </tr> <tr> </tr><tr> <td colspan="3">
    *Under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed these amounts​
    </td></tr></tbody></table>

    Gen 2
    3AAA lithium
    [​IMG]
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  7. GB

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    GPS type devices to the GPS forum.. off it goes.
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  8. PhilSpace

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    Damn, I bought two of the Gen 1's for the kids for Christmas, guess I was smarter than I thunk.

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  9. NSFW

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    hope you got the $50 REBATE!...:wave
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    thanks GB..:thumb
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    Like KLRs, eh?

    The Gen2 has a much better UI, which is reason I hesitate to recommend the Gen1 to folks.
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  13. Xeraux

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    Been using my Gen 1 for over a year. It works just fine. :dunno
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  14. tedder

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    I got no problem with it, but when I loan it out, people have trouble.

    And it doesn't do well when you drop it on the road and a truck runs over it.
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  15. PhilSpace

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    Even better, that way they won't be inclined to ask. I don't think it's difficult, even Steve can drive one.
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  16. Questor

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  17. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Warranty replacement. Didn't perform as expected.

    I loaned my Gen1 to a friend who went on a big ride to Canuckistan last summer. It performed really well. He's a bit techie challenged and still managed to get an OK out every evening.:thumb
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  18. tedder

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    That's what I did, actually.

    The real issue is getting in and out of tracking mode, and trying to send an OK message while in tracking mode.
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  19. Adventure Trio

    Adventure Trio Wandering

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    Too bad I didn't see this before I bought one. :(:

    I tried to add it to my account and got the bad news. Hopefully they will turn these around quickly.

    -Terry
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  20. Cletus Hungwell

    Cletus Hungwell Adventurer

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    Same here.

    I just went out yesterday an picked up a Gen 1.

    Best buy is selling for $99.99 with an instant $50 gift card and Spot is giving a $50 rebate.
    The Best Buy units also have a coupon included in the box for 1 year of free tracking.
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