SPOT Additional Service: Tracking


SPOT Tracking provides an easy way to share your outdoor adventures and is also a great safety feature. Depending on why you choose to use SPOT, it's easy to share your GPS coordinates with friends, family, fans, sponsors, support teams and more.

"SPOT Tracking was especially useful

when I was completing my bike ride across the United States. Through my SPOT Shared Page, fans could track my progress and meet up with me for parts of my journey. It was also a great comfort to my wife and family because they could see where I was and know I was safe."

- Chris Nicholas, Endurance Athlete and Founder of Pace Per Mile

Tracking in Near Real-Time

Whether you're hiking, boating, driving or flying, SPOT Tracking provides a GPS trail of your route, which you can make public or private. Share your outdoor experiences with the people that matter most every step of the way!

Basic Tracking
Set it and forget it. Pre-set your SPOT device* to send tracks at the speed of your adventures. Change your tracks to send every 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. SPOT X, SPOT Gen3, and SPOT Trace will send tracks at your chosen rate for as long as your device is turned on and moving (no need to re-set after 24 hours). Tracking doesn't stop until you do.

*Basic Tracking is included in Basic Service Plans for SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, SPOT Connect, SPOT Gen3, SPOT Trace and SPOT X.

Enhanced Tracking Services ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SPOT GEN3

SPOT Gen3's customized tracking feature takes your SPOT experience to the next level. Only with SPOT Gen3, is tracking motion-activated regardless of the level of tracking you choose. A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do. (This is a great new battery-saving feature! And, you don't have to remember to re-set your tracking after 24 hours.)

Extreme Tracking
Get all of the great features of Basic Tracking, but with the added ability to vary your track rate down to every 2½ minutes. Don't miss a step with increased track rates!

Want to share your tracks? You've got three great options:

Create a Shared Page
Sharing your SPOT locations is easy with SPOT Shared Pages. SPOT Shared Pages is a web-based application that enables you to broadcast selected SPOT messages, including Tracking waypoints, in near real-time to anyone you choose via a personal and protected web link. Simply log into your SPOT account at, click on the Shared Page tab and follow the instructions. It's easy; start sharing your adventures today!

Sharing with SPOT Adventures
SPOT Adventures, a social-sharing platform designed just for SPOT users, allows you to save your tracked adventures in an organized archive. You will have your own personal profile in SPOT Adventures where you can create adventures including photos and stories. What's more, SPOT Adventures allows you to upload photos, videos, geo-tag them to your SPOT waypoints and write a blog describing your experience. Make your adventure public or private, it's up to you!

Save Your Tracks
Tracking not only allows personal contacts to follow you on your adventures in near real-time, but also provides the ability to create your own personal adventure log. Simply use Tracking during your activities or travels and reference your route later on your own personal SPOT Mapping page inside your SPOT account. Each recorded SPOT waypoint includes the date, time-stamp and GPS coordinates in addition to showing your location on the map.

Keep in mind: SPOT archives your data for only 30 days, we encourage you to save your Tracks with SPOT Adventures where you can create an adventure and save it forever, or download your data to your desktop for use outside of your SPOT account.

How Do I Get This?

Purchase Tracking
Whether you are new to SPOT or a loyal user, it is easy to add Tracking to your SPOT device.

New users: Simply purchase your desired Tracking plan during the activation process.

Current customers: Log into your account, go to the 'MY SPOT Devices' tab and simply add the Tracking service you want to the SPOT unit of your choice. This will automatically add the Tracking services to your selected SPOT and charge the credit card on file. This service will be prorated so you only have one renewal date for all your services.
Set Up a Shared Page
While logged into your account: Go to the Shared Pages tab and select Create Shared Page. Follow the quick, easy steps.
Send URL to Family and Friends
The last step in creating your Shared Page allows you to choose how to send your URL to family and friends.

You can either create and send the URL yourself or have your SPOT account generate an email to your select recipients
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