Very interesting device. Uses a commercial satellite system to read your GPS position, then relay it to family or friends with either just an “I’m OK check-in” to a request for help to a 911 alert.
A caveat and disclaimer. I know nothing about this device or its service yet. Check this Amazon 1-star rating from an emergency rescue person.
SPOT KEEPS FISHERMEN OF ALL KINDS CONNECTED, SAFE, AND ADVENTUROUS
Whether you’re casting for cutthroat on the Snake River, fighting a swordfish on the Mediterranean, or outwaiting pike on the distant Maine ice, you’re never out of communications range with Spot. There are many ways to stay connected with ease. Send a message to loved ones that you’re OK with just a push of a button while you’re waiting for the next bite. Save your location to record the best areas for your next angling adventure. You can send your exact location and a request for help to friends and family or even send a 911 message to get emergency help right away. And because Spot uses satellite technology, your signal is strong worldwide.
FASTFIND MAX-G PLB 85-890-001A
The Fastfind Max G Personal Location Beacon is the very latest products from McMurdo designed to provide individuals with the highest chance of being found quickly in an emergency. The Fastfind Max-G is a revolutionary hand-held PLB (Personal Location Beacon) that features a built-in GPS receiver (Global Positioning System) combined with a 406 MHz transmitter and 121.5 MHz homing signal. In the event of an emergency, an alert signal is transmitted to COSPAS-SARSAT satellites and forwarded to a rescue coordination center within typically 3 minutes. The built-in GPS receiver will provide latitude and longitude coordinates to give a position to within typically 98 feet anywhere in the world. The Fastfind Max-G comes complete with lanyard and designer splashproof carry case to enable users to keep the PLB safely attached at all times.