Type & Send
Use the Type & Send feature to send custom SOS, Help and Check-in/OK messages.
Let Them Know More with Type & Send
Type & Send allows custom messages to be created from your SPOT device that are delivered over the satellite network to emergency personnel, your personal contacts, or selected social networks from virtually anywhere regardless of cellular service.
If you use SPOT Connect or the DeLorme PN-60w/SPOT Communicator, you can use the Type & Send feature for short messages you want to send, anytime, virtually anywhere. Every message carries your GPS location too!
Configuring your SPOT Contacts
Use Type & Send to create custom messages:
Type & Send Message Delivery
- Send up to 41 characters in a message
- Messages will be sent directly to the contact groups you select via email or SMS
- Post custom messages on Twitter, Facebook – and with the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator, even post to Geocaching.com
- If you encounter problems, you can send SOS messages describing your situation
When you send a Type & Send Message, you are sending one message to a Contact Group. Whether you have one person or 50 people in that contact group, you are only charged for one message. In other words, you only get charged for each time you send a Type & Send message, not by how many people it gets delivered to.
Configure your contacts and contact groups in your SPOT account.
These are the people that receive your messages. New with the SPOT Connect application, is the ability to add or change contact information from within cellular or wi-fi range right from your smartphone. On the DeLorme device, an easy synch to the SPOT Communicator once you configure your contacts online is all that is needed to load your device with up-to-date contacts and groups.