SPOT X with Bluetooth Review
Aside from the fact that the SPOT X with Bluetooth could save your life if put in a bad situation, the innovative feature is the ability to communicate with loved ones. You are able to send messages to both cell phones or email addresses. Each SPOT X with Bluetooth comes with a unique “phone number” that allows texting via satellite to any phone from virtually anywhere in the world. You can select how often the SPOT X with Bluetooth retrieves messages so that you don’t run down the battery. There is also an option in the menu to manually retrieve messages.
The SPOT X with Bluetooth also allows you to track your position and movement so that family and friends can follow along on your adventure. This breadcrumb trail is put into an easy to use map as well as being accessible via the SPOT mobile app. On the SPOT website, you can create preset messages to send out that again will let people know where you are and that everything is okay. One additional feature on the SPOT X with Bluetooth that many users might find beneficial is the ability to post a message on Twitter or Facebook.
After updating my device to the latest software, it is working flawlessly. I am confident that the SPOT X with Bluetooth will allow me to communicate with my family at home when I am in areas without cell phone service. Most of the places I like to hunt don’t have reliable service. After all, these are the best places to be. In 2018, I had my original SPOT X unit with me on a hunt in Montana. It was my lifeline when trying to get updates on my father who was having surgery back home. It helped provide a little peace of mind that everything was okay and that if things took a turn for the worse that I would be able to get updated quickly.
For anybody looking to purchase any SPOT device you should be doing so to have the peace of mind to know that if you are in an emergency you can get help. Again, that is the primary function for a GPS messenger unit. The ability to communicate with home is an added benefit that the SPOT X with Bluetooth provides. So, if you often go to places where our cell phones don’t, give the SPOT X with Bluetooth a look before heading out into the field.
Ed Gramza is an ambassador for Globalstar the company that makes SPOT devices.