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3.79" X 3.79" X 1.30"
(9.79cm X 9.79cm X 3.3cm)

10.5oz (297.7gms)

GPS Lat. Lon. datum format:

2.96" X 3.77" X .5"
(7.5 X 9.6 X 1.4cm)

4.4oz (124.7 gms)

1.74" X 2.94" X .61"
(4.4cm X 7.5cm X 1.55cm)

1.3 oz (36.9 gms)
  • 12/24 VDC line power input with 4 sets of wires for Sensor Alerts
  • IP67 Waterproof to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
  • Operating temperatures: -22°F to +185°F(-30°C to 85°C)
  • Operating altitude: -328 ft to 21,320 ft(-100m to 6,500m)
  • Humidity and Salt Fog rated
  • Vibration Sensor is compliant Per SAE JI455, Random, 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 0.04g2/Hz, one hour per axis

Keypad and Key FOB:
  • Operating temperatures: -8°F to +140°F(-20°C to 60°C)
  • Humidity and Salt Fog rated
  • Waterproof to IPX7 standard
  • Able to withstand a drop on all six sides from 1 meter onto a concrete surface

Tracker: 4 AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium
Keypad: 2 CR2032 cells
Key FOB: 1 CR2032 cells

Using state-of-the-art satellite technology, SPOT HUG monitors a virtual security perimeter around your boat. SPOT HUG will instantly alert the appropriate parties even from remote areas beyond cellular coverage.

By establishing a virtual security perimeter around your boat, SPOT HUG detects Unauthorized Movement when your boat moves more than 500 meters without your authority and the key FOB is not present. A text/email notification is automatically sent to you with the GPS position of your vessel.

Connect SPOT HUG to up to 4 monitoring sensors for battery, high water, engine/ignition or other external contacts. SPOT HUG will alert you via SMS and/or email when an event happens. (Additional service required).

Provides reliable, location-based messaging via satellite independent of VHF radio. Let loved ones know where you are and that you're OK or send a message for help in an emergency. Includes functionality for Check-in/OK, SOS, Help and Track Progress.


SOS: Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.
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Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to the GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled or until the batteries are depleted. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your GPS location and personal information – which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country's embassy or consulate, or other emergency search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal.

Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a distress signal – without exact location – to GEOS, which will still notify your contacts of the signal and continue to monitor the network for further messages.



Help: In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance. Additional SPOT S.O.V. (Save Our Vehicle) can be purchased and programmed to your Help button as well. When activating SPOT S.O.V., the Help button will notify professional roadside services. SPOT has partnered with Nation Safe Drivers (NSD) to provide a vehicle assistance program like no other.
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Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.

Even if SPOT cannot acquire its location from the GPS network it will still attempt to send a HELP message – without exact location – to your personal contacts.


Check-in/OK: This feature allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a pre-programmed message along with your GPS location. With a push of a button a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10 pre-determined contacts and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page or SPOT Adventure account.
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Once you have activated your SPOT Messenger and set up your account, you can change your contacts and customize your message at any time. When you push the Check-in/OK button, you send one pre-programmed message to your contacts. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.


Sensor Alerts: Connect SPOT HUG to up to 4 monitoring sensors for battery, high water, engine/ignition or other external contacts. SPOT HUG will alert you via SMS and/or email when an event happens. 5 alerts provided with Basic Services to enable system testing. (Additional service required).
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Sensor devices are not included with HUG but are available as accessories at marine electronics dealers. To accommodate as many sensors as possible, HUG can operate with accessories that require "OPEN" or "CLOSED" circuits. To learn more about configuring Sensor Alerts, see here.

If a Sensor Alert is activated by the external device (i.e. high water alarm, cabin door alarm, low battery voltage, etc.), a message containing the GPS position and Sensor Alert name is transmitted via satellite.

Important Note:
Sensor Alert Messaging is available in two different ways. For an economic option, you may purchase a bundle of 50 Sensor Alert messages. If you are not sure of your usage, you can just be charged for every "event" that is activated by a Sensor Alert. If choosing a bundle, you will also have the option to have the bundle auto renew. This bundle will only auto renew when your account runs out of messages. There is a 10 message buffer so you never run out of messages. These bundles are an annual plan. If you chose auto renewal, and run out of message before your renewal date, your bundle will auto renew when you get down to those 10 messages. If you don't use all of your message before your renewal date, you end up losing those messages as they don't roll over in an annual plan.

You can have more than one Sensor Alert bundle per device, but only one of them will auto renew. This you will see selectable in your account. Currently, we are giving 5 Sensor Alert messages FREE when you activate a Basic Service plan.


Track Progress: Start/stop tracking at any time using your SPOT device. You can also mark a Reference Point or send Check-in/OK messages from specific locations while in Track Progress mode.
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Once activated, SPOT acquires and sends your GPS coordinates to your SPOT account and, if you choose, Shared Pages and SPOT Adventures Live Maps, automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled. Track Progress must be reengaged to continue beyond a 24 hour tracking session. Creating a SPOT Shared Page allows you to share your GPS route with your friends and family easily in near real time on the web through a personal link. You can make your Shared Page private or public. Your choice! Just share that URL with your friends and family and they can easily track your adventures. You can also link your SPOT Messenger to SPOT Adventures, a social portal, where you can set up a profile and blog with others sharing their SPOT Adventures. On SPOT Adventures, your Shared Pages can stream in a Live Map widget that you can use on your own personal or event sites.


SPOT S.O.V. (Save Our Vehicle): Our 24/7 roadside vehicle assistance program will get help for you and your car, SUV, ATV, RV, trailer or motorcycle with the simple push of a button. It doesn't matter how far off the grid you go, you can always count on SPOT S.O.V. to get you out of a jam. (Additional service required).

  • 100% satellite-based for maximum coverage
  • Receive a text/email message when there is unauthorized movement detected
  • Receive Daily Status update message with boat's location and any sensor notifications
  • Sensor Alert monitoring and notification for bilge, engine and battery monitoring. Configure up to 4 monitoring sensors
  • Key FOB for easy wireless activation
  • Wireless Keypad security and messaging system
  • Uses battery power or direct line power
  • Easy to install

The following items are included in the packaging with the purchase of SPOT HUG:

  • One (1) Tracker
  • One (1) Tracker mounting bracket
  • One (1) Keypad (pre-paired with Tracker)
  • One (1) Keypad mounting bracket
  • One (1) Key FOB (pre-paired with Tracker)
  • One (1) Adhesive tape for testing Tracker pre-installation
  • One (1) Cable assembly (Line power cord - 18 gauge, 6 ft long; 4 dry contact wires – 20 gauge, 6" long)
  • Eight (8) #6 - 3/8" stainless steel screws for plastic/fiberglass and sheet metal for Tracker and Keypad mounting brackets.
  • One (1) 18" USB cable
  • Four (4) AA lithium batteries for Tracker
  • Four (4) CR2032 coin cell lithium batteries (2 for Keypad and 1 for each Key FOB)
  • One (1) Quick Start Guide
  • One (1) Quick Reference Guide (for Keypad)
  • One (1) Additional service brochure

To see what tools are needed to install SPOT HUG, click here.

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