SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger

Almost exactly a year ago, I received my first SPOT Messenger. Today during my lunch break, I headed to REI and purchased the new SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger. Spot is offering a rebate to existing customers to upgrade to the new device and extend their service for another year, so I figured since I would be renewing my service anyway, I may as well get the new device for a discounted price 😉

The new SPOT offers a better GPS chipset than the previous model and has some extra buttons which makes it easier to use. I also like the fact that the SOS and Help buttons are covered so that you can’t accidentally press them. The smaller size is also nice, too. With spring finally arriving here in Western Colorado, I’m sure I’ll be heading out in the Jeep and using the new SPOT pretty regularly.

If you want to know more about the new SPOT, check out their website here.