I’ve grown to love this little device. In the US, a flight can be tracked easily via www.flightaware.com, but in the rest of the world, it is not so. I started looking into ways that I could track my flights so my family could check in on my and see what I’m up to. I stumbled onto my spot tracker device and really love it. Here’s a few things it will do for you:
Track your movement anywhere in the world: Your loved ones (or anyone you desire to give access) can see you on the computer in real time as you move about the earth.
Make a neat travel webpage: You can go here to see one of my recent ferry flights from Mali, Africa to the US via the North Atlantic. I’m getting better at documenting my trips, and spot adventures makes it really easy. For those who travel a lot and want to tell their story, this is a cool way to do it. You can link photos to your travels and share them with everyone easily.
Search and Rescue: The Spot Tracker has a feature that can be used as a locator in case you get into trouble. SAR Teams can see you exactly as you travel, and you can notify them with the push of a (caged) button. I also bought SAR insurance through Spot Tracker that allows me to not worry about the enormous costs associated with SAR these days. If I were to go down over the NAT, I’d want to KNOW someone was coming directly for me, and this little device helps immensely.
Messages via e-mail: I don’t use this much, but you can send pre-recorded messages via e-mail through the device.
I hope this helps! I’ve found that I use Spot Tracker for non-aviation uses too. It costs about $300 for everything, but well worth it in my opinion.