GearBite: always in contact, even without mobile coverage with the Spot X

The Spot X is a new GPS device that you use to send and receive text messages. With this, you are always in contact, even at locations without mobile coverage. An ideal solution for adventurers who want to communicate at home in the most remote places with those staying at home and, in an emergency, emergency services.

With the SOS function on the Spot X you have direct two-way text communication * with search and rescue services. The track function tracks your progress at intervals of 2 ½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes and shares your location on Google Maps. The built-in compass and waypoints help you with navigation. More than 6200 rescues have been achieved with the Spot devices so far.


The Spot X is very user-friendly. You have a fixed telephone number with which contacts can send you messages from their cell phones. You connect social media accounts easily and quickly to keep everyone informed wherever you are. Up to 14 standard messages can be stored on the Spot X, so you can quickly update your friends and family with your message.

The illuminated QWERTY keyboard is usable under any light condition; the large display has background lighting and is perfectly readable. The robust Spot X is resistant to impact, dust and water. The rechargeable lithium battery lasts ten days in the track function with 10 minutes interval.

SOS hotkey

The Spot X offers full two-way text and email communication as well as GPS tracking and a hotkey for SOS. It immediately sends the user’s GPS location to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) via Globalstar’s reliable satellite network. The IERCC then sends the data to local emergency services to send help to the exact location of the user.

[vc_message message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-asterisk”]Coverage rate

Spot X is working hard on the coverage of its service. It currently has a two-way communication function on most continents. In Asia and Australia, only one-way traffic is possible, from Spot X to the receiver. If you press the SOS button here, GEOS will take immediate action. She cannot communicate with the user, but always contacts the contacts that you have specified in your MyAccount. More information:[/vc_message]

The Spot X is supplied with a strap with carabiner, Micro USB data/power cable, 220-volt adapter and Quick Start Guide. Consumer suggested retail price Spot X € 365.

The SPOT X works with flexible monthly subscriptions from just € 14.95 per month for seasonal users or only € 11.95 per month for annual subscriptions. These subscription amounts are exclusive of VAT.

Specifications Spot X:

  • Dimensions: 16.61 x 7.37 x 2.39 cm
  • Weight: 198.4 grams (including rechargeable lithium battery)
  • Temperature range: -20 ° C to + 60 ° C
  • Height: – 100 meters to + 6500 meters
  • Waterproof: IPx7, 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes

Hayco Volkers
Hayco Volkers
I have practiced a multitude of sports since my youth to the present. My first sports as a child were judo and athletics. Cycling, hiking, mountain biking, kyokushin karate, diving, baseball, golf and windsurfing, rowing and krav maga were added later.

Read also



Latest posts

Review: The Nordic Pocket Saw pocket-sized chainsaw

In recent years I have used several flexible wire saws, most of which turned out to be not really durable. The Nordic Pocket Saw...

Review: the VSSL First Aid Kit in flashlight shape

In 2014 Todd Weimer launched the VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools. Previously, we used the handle of a flashlight to insert the batteries, but this...

Review: Isadore winter cycling clothing

So far I rode almost 2400 kilometers this year. During about 20% of my rides I wore the amazing designed cycling apparel from Isadore...

Schrijf je in voor onze nieuwsbrief

Om op de hoogte te blijven van het laatste nieuws, aanbiedingen en speciale aankondigingen.