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SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger - Orange

SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger - Orange
alaScore 87

11 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability. Opinions are divided on the value for money.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the SPOT 2 Satellite GPS Messenger - Orange is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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I love how I am able to track on the computer!


This product is great for helping keep track of your loved ones on hikes.This product has... Simple controlsAbout me... casual user

Light and portable

I'm not sure yet

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Great way to stay in touch when no cell service


Have used on 2 Central Oregon hikes so far and has worked as advertised. I am able to let my family and friends know each morning when I start hiking with the check ok feature, then I press the tracking button and they are able to track my progress...

Great price and very easy to use

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Does exactly what it is supposed to.


To date I've not found anything that gives me an idea as to what to expect for battery life. I'm carrying spares with me so it really isn't a big deal except that they are pretty expensive. Otherwise - I've not experienced any of the negative points...

Set up was straight forward and it was working within seconds

Be careful, the service contract is an automatic renewal - each year


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It works


I've heard lots of bad reports on the SPOT. I fly mostly in the backcountry mountains and canyons of Idaho and Utah and the SPOT lays down my tracks pretty darn good. It misses once in a while, but not often. I use the Custom Message to send out a "I'm...

Lots of controversy about the SPOT, but I found it works

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Doesn't have coverage in Iraq


Item says that it has virtual worldwide coverage and it doesn't have worldwide coverage. I would not recommend to anyone until they called the Spot offices in Covington, LA and insured that the country they were visiting had coverage.

Works in some places

Doesn't work in others

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Great for wilderness adventures


This is a good device for keeping track of location when traveling in areas that are away from civilization such as some parts of the Appalachian Trail. The device is easy to use and portable. Just clip on a backpack or jacket. I suppose there could be...

Ease of use

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Has worked great for me


Be aware. This device requires an annual fee, which is charged to your credit card automatically. One can cancel the service. Read the fine print.I don't understand reviewers who have found the signal intermittent, unless they are in heavily obstructed...

Simple and rugged

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Messages don't go through and I dont know it.


As an avid outdoor enthusiast in Louisiana, I hunt and saltwater fish in a lot of areas where there is no cell phone service. I was hoping that this SPOT unit was going to give me good communications in these remote areas I go to [some parts of...


unreliable, misses many transmissions, no confirmation, poor customer support

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Simple location tracking and notification


Just needs clear line of sight to sky for it to work.This product has... Simple controls, Easy to readAbout me... Frequent traveler, Use for long distance sports (i.e. bicycling, skiing, running)

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Great way to track your path on vacations


The spot is a great addition to our vacations. It provides piece of mind knowing that you can get help at the touch of a button. It is also fun for family and friends to follow you on your trip. On our recent trip hiking out west, we were able to...

Easy setup, Family and friends love to track

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