SPOT HELP - Regional Map

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by s1marks, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,673
    Location:
    Right Side of WA
    what is the SPOT coverage issue in the future?
    #41
  2. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    719
    So i was wanting something for quick street reference, emergency communication, and a way for the mrs to keep track of me. I like the Garmin because it has the gps maps etc, but I didnt realize how expensive they are! I am looking at $450 for the device, and another $150 for the two maps (Mexico and South America). Even at that price, the map coverage is missing like 5 of the 12 countries I plan to cross. Maybe I will just load up the old google maps on my iphone and run a spot 3 for emergency and tracking.
    #42
  3. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2014
    Oddometer:
    931
    Location:
    Oregon, The Wet Side
    I would not use a Garmin/Spot rescue device as my primary NAV GPS. Get a dedicated unit or cell phone system. Keep your emergency device zipped into a pocket on your body and not in some plastic holder on the bars.
    #43
    TanukiPDX likes this.
  4. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,673
    Location:
    Right Side of WA

    Yeah crash and burn and get hurt in the middle of no where and it may be a challenge to find that SPOT that was mounted on a RAM mount on what was your handlebars...
    #44