If you are trapped in a remote area and are longing for help, then your cellphone surely will help you escape the situation. But what would happen, if you are in a low coverage area or in a place where cellphone coverage is not available? Yes! one main drawback of the cellphone is its limited coverage in far off areas.
But now the SPOT, a satellite service company, has brought in a practical solution for this problem. This hardware can help your iPhone connect to a global satellite network.
This tiny device is equipped with a GPS receiver and satellite transmitter that can get your short messages with your exact position anywhere in the world.
Via Bluetooth, the device can connect to your iPhone and all you need is to run the app, and it will become a satellite communicator.
You can’t send voice through this device, but can send short email messages or text messages up to 41 characters long and can update your Twitter of Facebook account.
The device can be purchased directly from SPOT or through the retailers such as Best Buy, REI and West Marine. The device is available for a price tag of $149.95 in theUS.
And, the app needed to run the device is free with the device. You will also require a satellite subscription available at a price of $99.00 for one year.
No doubt, this is a life saver device for folks who work as sailors, hikers, pilots or those people who are exploring places where cellphone networks are unreliable or unavailable.