Well, since the competitive trail clinic was cancelled and I got my money back, I went out and bought the SPOT GPS messenger. It was 20% off at EMS over the weekend so I figured it would be a good time to get it. I have done some backpacking and plan to do some horse camping in the Adirondack mountains where there is no cell coverage so I figured it would be cheap insurance. Especially since I will be with my 13 year old daughter. I have not had a chance to read up on it, but does anyone have one? What are your thoughts/comments on the other features besides the SOS? It would let me send 1 or 2 pre programmed messages to my wife to let her know we are alive and well, or that the going is slow and we might be out another night so she doesn't ring the alarm bell if we are not home when expected.
Let me know what you think of the device.