SPOT Introduces New SPOT X® Device with Enhanced Features and Performance
Bluetooth® wireless technology enables versatility and a new user experience with SPOT X® App
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COVINGTON, La. (September 9, 2019) – SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., (NYSE American: GSAT) and a leader in satellite communications and technologies, introduces a new SPOT X® two-way satellite messenger. Users now have the flexibility to use the new SPOT X® device to connect SPOT X to your smartphone via Bluetooth® wireless technology through the SPOT X app to send and receive satellite messages.
When you’re off the grid or have unreliable cellular coverage, SPOT X provides satellite communications and emergency notification technology to the avid adventurer or the remote worker as the world’s only two-way satellite messenger with full QWERTY keyboard. SPOT X has its own dedicated U.S. mobile number, so others can conveniently message you directly at any time. With unlimited use of 14 pre-programmed messages and the ability to access your contacts in the App, you can communicate easily with family, friends, coworkers or directly with Search & Rescue services in a life-threatening situation.
“The vast majority of our current customers are already taking their cell phones into the backcountry,” said David Kagan, CEO at Globalstar. “Adding Bluetooth® capability to SPOT X® allows users to seamlessly connect their smartphone and use an intuitive interface to send and receive messages via the Globalstar Satellite Network.
SPOT X® continues to work solely for up to 10 days on a single charge, with or without a paired phone. “
The new and improved SPOT X® with Bluetooth® wireless technology and new SPOT X app is the latest addition to the award-winning SPOT family of products, providing affordable, two-way messaging, tracking and S.O.S in emergencies for hundreds of thousands of users all over the world. Through a direct connection to the GEOS International Emergency Coordination Center, SPOT has initiated more than 6,600 rescues around the globe within the last ten years.
SPOT X® is available online and at outdoor retailers at $249.99 USD with both month-to-month Flex plans and annual service plans starting at $11.99 USD per month. The Bluetooth® feature enables satellite device functionality using an iOS and Android compatible SPOT X App and is available for download today.
About SPOT LLC
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational and business use. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar Satellite Network to transmit and receive text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact with family, friends and co-workers, completely independent of cellular coverage and has helped initiate more than 6,600 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com.
Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Jordan Gover, Backbone Media
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