SPOT is the only device of its kind, using the GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, and then sending its location via a commercial satellite network. Adventure West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro has posted an excellent review of SPOT at the National Geographic Adventure Blog.
TripSailor sailing blogs support this device allowing your friends and family to track your progress while offshore. And because it uses 100% satellite technology, SPOT works around the world – even where cell phones don't.
Please check out our help page on howto setup the SPOT satellite messenger for TripSailor.
We've created a group for the SPOT satellite messenger to discuss experiences with SPOT and sailing.