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Online minimac

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New SpotX
« on: February 12, 2019, 08:21:46 AM »
I thought of getting one of these, but it will have to wait until I have more than 3-5 months actual decent riding weather.


https://www.findmespot.com/spotx/lander.php
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Re: New SpotX
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 08:44:28 AM »
Check the service pricing!  It’s had yet another hike.
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Re: New SpotX
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 10:59:59 AM »
Yep, the service pricing kept me from using the service.  The company was acquired a while back by a private equity group which needs to juice it returns by adding "value" to the company. 
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Re: New SpotX
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 06:30:48 PM »
I told them to pound sand 2yrs so after the first price increase. I won't be back.
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Re: New SpotX
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 09:24:40 AM »
Now I found this:
https://advrider.com/is-your-spot-device-really-working/

Read the whole thing-including comments- so it's off the table.  What are some good alternatives for when I'm out of cellphone coverage?
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Re: New SpotX
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 11:10:29 AM »
What about the Garmin InReach? (it looked pretty good before they were bought by Garmin, so better or worse, I don't know.)

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Re: New SpotX
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 01:46:01 PM »
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Re: New SpotX
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 03:04:17 PM »
ah, technology. works great right up until it doesn't, ask Boeing how their upgrades are working....
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Re: New SpotX
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 07:25:40 AM »
I have no idea if it's any good, but the article makes it sound decent.

https://spy.com/2019/gadgets/cameras-tv/satellite-communication-turn-phone-into-emergency-device-160164/