Bivystick

Bivystick

  • 2-way satellite communication, with synced smartphoneBivystick
  • Share your location via text message, Facebook or Twitter
  • Tracking at 10 minute intervals
  • Detailed 3 or 7 day weather forecasts
  • Access to downloadable offline maps
  • Battery backup
  • No contract or annual fees
  • Communicate with rescue teams directly
  • Weight = 12.0 oz.
  • Pro’s
    • Reliable network and dispatch service
    • Solid construction
  • Con’s
    • No functionality without your smartphone
    • Large and heavy

Send or receive a text message from anywhere in the world. If you have a view of the sky, you can communicate. You can share your location via text message, Facebook or Twitter. Let your loved ones know where you are and keep track of your progress on our detailed topo maps. When things don’t go as planned, Bivystick will get you in contact with emergency services using GEOS with 24/7 monitoring. Communicate with local emergency service directly to ensure a fast and efficient rescue.

Bivystick Satellite Communication Device.
13 Reviews
Bivystick Satellite Communication Device.
  • Send and receive text messages from anywhere in the world
  • Tracking and location sharing at a 10 minute interval
  • Weather forecast 3 day or 7 day detailed based off your location
  • SOS service to call in professional help when needed
  • 5200 mAh backup battery for your phone

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Physical dimensions
15/8″ x 5 5/8″ x 1 1/8″
  • Weight
7.0 oz
  • Water rating
IPX6 Pending
  • Battery
Rechargeable internal lithium ion
  • Battery capacity
5200mAh
  • Battery life
Up to 400 hours at 10-minute tracking or 1-2 complete smartphone charges; and up to 3 months when power off
  • Memory/History
None
  • High sensitivity receiver
Yes
  • Interface
USB

Bivystick

4.75

World Wide Coverage

5.0/5

2-Way Messaging

5.0/5

Navigation

5.0/5

Tracking & Sharing

5.0/5

Initial Cost & Subscription Plan

3.8/5

Pros

  • Global Satellite Network
  • 2-Way Messaging
  • SOS Distress Call
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Flexible Service Plans

Cons

  • Must be Synced with Smartphone
  • Size & Weight
  • Initial Purchase Price

12 thoughts on “Bivystick”

  1. Hi,

    thanks for your descriptive article on the Bivystick. It’s actually my first time hearing of
    this device and it’s really sparked my interest. I’m a person who loves
    to travel and hikes in the mountains. Most of the time I’m out of
    network coverage and I’m pretty sure the Bivystick will be very useful
    in keeping in touch with my family and friends.

    Do you have more articles on how to set up this device?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • I have just talked to Bivy and asked them the question about more information or articles on setting up the Bivystick. They told me the best way to learn more about setting it up is to download the “Bivy” app. I was able to download it and register myself and get access to their information within 2 minutes.

      Let me know if you have any further questions. I would love to help.

      Rick

      Reply
  2. The bivystick really is a must have for anyone travelling in remote areas, it’s not just for the adventurous mountain climbers etc, the bivystick would in fact make an ideal gift for a friend or family member who’s job or hobby means they venture out into the wilderness or any kind of dangerous remote area, and it could actually turn out being a life saving gift, thank you for sharing this great information on what is a great product. 

    Reply
    • Russ, you are so right. The Bivystick can help save lives but even in a non-life threatening events, you can communicate with others. I’m often reminded that there are many emergencies where we may not want to call in search and rescue teams but it would be great if we could contact friends and family and request help.

      These satellite messengers and Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) would really make great gifts for those venturing into the outdoors, plus it gives family members peace of mind that they can be rescued if the worst happens.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts,

      Rick

      Reply
  3. I think this is a very important tool to have when you are going hiking or exploring new places where you know that communication is not flowless. You said that I can communicate when I have a view of the sky, does it mean that I need to be in a higher place? Let say I am in a rainforest, will I have to climb to a tree or find a higher ground to communicate?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • That’s a great question but you made me smile when I read it.

      I wouldn’t recommend climbing trees to get service or you just may be needing to use the SOS function for a life saving emergency but the question is really a valid one.

      The satellite messengers need a clear view of the sky and the altitude on the planet doesn’t matter. Any satellite messenger needs to be outside, have a view of the sky (a better view of the sky is always better), is best when you are not in a thick forest or in a cave or even in a deep canyon with steep walls.

      There are limitations with satellite messengers but it is better than not having anything or a cell phone without service. 

      I personally just bought a SPOT Gen3 this weekend and I am thankful to have it, even though I know there will be times I have trouble getting satellite connections.

      I hope this helps. Please leave additional comments or questions if you think of any more.

      Rick

      Reply
  4. This equipment is a must – have for hiking enthusiast, especially those who would lile to travel alone or in a very small group. Often times, rescues are not successful because it’s hard to locate people in the midst of wilderness, forest or mountains. Having this during adventures ensure safety  and survival. I think the price is also reasonable for its features. Thank you for sharing this product. It’s truly amazing!

    Reply
    • I agree that outdoor adventurers need a backup plan when things go wrong. There was one 20 plus mile hike I took in Southwest Colorado and I actually felt like I could relate with some people who just give up when it gets so hard and you are completely exhausted and can’t move and have no desire to. That wouldn’t necessarily classify as a life-threatening emergency but if I had the Bivystick on that trip, I would have used it to call family or friends to let them know I needed help.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.

      Rick

      Reply
  5. Amazing these gadgets we can buy today to save our lives. I guess this is something for the serious mountaineer that goes out by himself. I just do the occasional hike in the forrest and I think I can save $360 and perhaps spend it on something else instead. Interesting device though.

    Reply
    • Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons may not be the answer for everyone. It depends on your lifestyle and what activities you enjoy. On the flip side, I have seen these emergency locators being used for people who travel a lot and for those who may live in an area that has significant natural disasters, such as hurricanes or tsunamis. 

      It’s good to consider what safety issues you may be confronted with no matter where you live and no matter how active you are.

      Rick

      Reply

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